O-Hub is a purpose-built opportunity centre designed to empower families to take control of their lives.

Leannes Budget Success

Leanne Finlay has a current budget in place that she completed with an MPower staff member in Hopevale. By doing a full budget and sticking to it she was eligible to apply for a Step up Loan. Leanne’s loan was approved which enabled her to purchase new white goods and...

31 Sleeps Until Christmas 2018

Only 31 sleeps now until Christmas! O-Hub is here to help you get your budget in order for a Christmas the whole family will enjoy. Here is Aurukun O-Hub Leader Renee with baby Akeelah and Brent. Call or stop by your O-Hub today to make an appointment.

Because of Her, We Can

Throwback to the NAIDOC community celebrations in Aurukun. Since this year's NAIDOC theme was 'Because of Her, We Can', O-Hub and Cape York Employment gifted the community with Honour Wall images of inspiring Aurukun women, who have shaped Aurukun's history and played...

Tony’s Car Arrives From Brisbane

As a traditional owner of the Wik-Waya clan, Tony requires a car to access his homelands. Tony came to the O-Hub for support in researching a good deal on a car for him and his family. Tony worked with the O-Hub staff to compile a purchase budget tailored to his...

Setting up the Future Generation

Incredible achievement by parents and carers in Cape York, who have contributed this money to our next generations educational needs. Students Education Trust is a Welfare Reform initiative and operates out of our O-Hubs in Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge.

Christmas Budgeting

Have you started your Christmas budget? Olga George and Clifford Pootchemunka have! Take the stress out of Christmas and drop by your local O-Hub today to make an appointment with your friendly MPower consultants.

Being Role Models for our Children

Jane Yunkaporta and her son Tyrese recently spent time with Marion Pootchemunka in a Family as First Teachers (FAFT) session. Run by our Parent Hub partners at the Aurukun O-Hub, FAFT helps parents to work alongside their child and role model skills for their early...

Elliarna and Ethan Gibson get their White Card

Elliarna and Ethan Gibson looking the part after completing their Construction Safety Course and gaining a White Card at Pro Lift in Mossman Gorge. Well done, great upskilling!! Elliarna and Ethan were able to cover the costs for their training through their Student...

Budgeting Success

Vanessa Rosendale from Hopevale is a frequent user of the CYP Opportunity Products from SETS, MPower, POP and NILS. Recently Vanessa did a Step Up Loan and was approved for new furniture. "Doing a budget may seem time consuming, but it helps you figure out where your...

Christmas is Coming

The Christmas countdown is on and Gibson Pootchemunka, Matthew Doomagee and Jonah Yunkaporta are getting organised in the Aurukun O-Hub. We're here to help you set goals, establish priorities and manage your money. Head into your local O-Hub to make an appointment....

On the Road to Success

Zion and Kenneth from Mossman Gorge, both recently studied and sat for their Learners Driving tests. Both of these young men were lucky to have their Nan set up Student Education Trusts when they were just 6 years old. Their loved ones have been putting money in their...

Aurukun Shire Council 40th Anniversary

One of the best things about working in the O-Hub is the friendships we make along the way. A beautiful photo of our MPower Coach Consultant Sandra with Jessie at the Aurukun Shire Council 40th Anniversary, following a big week of getting finances in order.

Finding Lost Super Together

Aurukun received a visit from the First Nations Foundation The Big Super Day Out. Superannuation experts from across Australia visited many remote Indigenous communities to help people find lost super, consolidate accounts, and educate the community on the benefits of...

Anthony and Marcia Head to Brisbane to Watch Their Son Graduate

Anthony and Marcia are proud of their son Waynead, who will be graduating from high school this year. Waynead is one of our Cape York Leaders Program Academic Leaders achieving great things at Marist College Ashgrove. Our O-Hub team assisted Anthony and Marcia to open...

Partners Building Confidence

It’s great to see our Partners build their confidence and knowledge with banking. This is Darwin who now has the skills to access and use internet banking independently. Darwin is a longstanding partner of ours, he visits us regularly at the Aurukun O-Hub, is very...

Conquer the Corrugations Cape York Mental Health Awareness Walk

Life is tough and it can get bumpy.. but when we come together it smooths out the path and the hills become a little less steep. Conquer the Corrugations Cape York Mental Health Awareness Walk took place from Friday the 28th of September until Monday the 1st of...

Big Super Day Out

We are excited to share some great final statistics from the recent Big Super Day Out. Aurukun: 90 community members supported $832,300.00 superannuation connected Hope Vale: 70 community members supported $1,477,112.00 superannuation connected This day would not have...

Headstones for loved ones passed

Jabalbina rangers installing the headstones recently purchased by local families to commemorate loved ones passed in the Mossman Gorge cemetery. Thank you so much.

Story Time

The Hope Vale CYAAA (Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy) campus hosted their Book Fair, and the dress up theme was Favourite Fictional Book Character. The students and teachers all joined in, and dozens of fictional characters were brought to life, including Lane...

It’s Tax Time

Financial literacy and money management are valuable skills, and our wonderful MPower team work tirelessly to help Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge residents understand their money. Through the Australian Taxation Office Volunteer Program, we will be...

Dressing Up

The Hope Vale CYAAA (Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy) campus hosted their Book Fair, and the dress up theme was Favourite Fictional Book Character. The students and teaches all joined in, and dozens of fictional characters were brought to life, including Lane...

The Best Start

On August 18, the Hope Vale O-Hub hosted the quarterly SET (Student Education Trust) Fair. The Fair offers a range of options for educational games, school stationery and lunch supplies, backpacks and shoes, which SET donors can purchase using...

Mossman NAIDOC Week

The Little Manjal Dimbi Dancers made an appearance at Gorge community performing for the community members during Mossman NAIDOC Week. Because of her we can!

Hope Vale Set Fair

On August 18, the Hope Vale O-Hub hosted the quarterly SET (Student Education Trust) Fair. The Fair offers a range of options for educational games, school stationery and lunch supplies, backpacks and shoes, which SET donors can purchase using...

New Wheels

Robyn Gordon recently applied for the Step Up loan to purchase herself a car. "I had butterflies when I got my car, because I was getting my car, I was over the moon with happiness. I feel so lucky to have been given this loan, to get this car for me and my family. I...

Worth a Thousand Words

Aurukun Shire Council's 'Why I LOVE Aurukun' photo competition is now on!! The photo competition provided the whole Aurukun community to show off how beautiful the community is and what life is like living in paradise. The CYP Aurukun team are really proud to have won...

Investing in her Grandchildren

For many years Jean was dedicated to contributing money to her grandson's education. As he is no longer attending school Jean has made the smart decision to transfer funds to her granddaughters SETs account as she will soon be off to High School. This will...

Wise Buyer

Rex Gibson is one our regulars that comes into our O-Hub to purchase many items through Wisebuy. Rex just finished paying for a Headstone for his mother and now purchased items for his bedroom. Rex purchased items such as (doona, doona cover, pillows, sheet set,...

Celebrating Our Children

Hopevale OHub staff supported the CYAAA Hopevale Campus in hosting the National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day on the 3rd of August 2018 in the park. The day was filled with lots of activities for the children including a great...

Big Future

Laish Salam attended QISSRL Confraternity Carnival in Charters Towers playing 5 days of Rugby League with over 1000 boys playing in the carnival. The QISSRL Confraternity Carnival is held yearly and is now the biggest carnival of its type in Australia. Laish currently...

The O-Hub is a one-stop-shop for a suite of Opportunity Products, developed by Cape York Partnership, which encourage and support individuals and families to manage and take responsibility for their finances, their health and their children’s education. The O-Hub provides an environment for building self-reliance and responsibility. Its focus is to bring welfare dependent individuals and families up to a level of basic functionality through:

  • Engaging in their children’s education
  • Positive parenting
  • Pride in the family home
  • Budgeting and income
  • Engaging in family health

Hundreds of individuals and families are getting their lives on track through O-Hub support.

Provides support to manage money for basic material needs, build capabilities through financial literacy and behaviour change, and to build assets through saving and disciplined money management.

 

Student Education Trust (SET) supports parents to meet their child’s education and development needs from birth to graduation.

 

A suite of specialised opportunities for parents and carers to learn how to best support a child’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development from infancy to adulthood.

 

A backyard renovation project where families make a financial and physical contribution or ‘sweat equity’ and in return receive labour and materials to help complete their project.