Children need families. Families need communities.
Our goal is to see children thriving within resilient families and safe, inclusive communities which embrace vulnerable children and their parents or carers.
The outcomes of our Children and Families key activities are:
STRENGTHS & RESILIENCE
Parents are supported in their role and given opportunities to build their strengths and increase resilience.
CHILD SAFETY & DEVELOPMENT
Child-friendly environments are created to reduce risk of abuse or exploitation, promote optimal child development, diversity, inclusion and child voice.
SOCIAL CONNECTIONS & SUPPORT
Opportunites for positive social connection in safe, supportive environments. Vulnerable children and families have access to material resources in times of need or transition.
LOCAL NETWORKS & PARTNERSHIPS
Local partnerships are developed to improve outcomes and effectiveness for children & families and increased access to avenues of support
Playgroup is a safe, inclusive environment in which to promote children’s early development as they interact, play and learn with other children and adults, while still being with their parent/caregiver.
Parents and caregivers meet on a weekly basis during school terms with their babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. Playgroup offers children a wide variety of play-based learning experiences, an opportunity to interact and play with other children of similar age, and carers and parents an opportunity to meet with others and share ideas and experiences.
THE HOMEWARD PROJECT
There are over 46,200 children in Australia in Out-of-Home Care. Children need families, families need community, and the local Church can provide both.
The Homeward Project inspires and equips Australian Christians for a holistic ministry of Out-of-Home Care in our local communities.
It takes a village. We don’t all have to do the same thing but we can all do something.
If you would like more information, please email us with any enquiries.