Community Builders Program
Our community development project work recognises and supports vulnerable people with complex needs.
Our service identifies the crisis – including homelessness, job loss, families with young children or ethnic minorities – and aids with concerns such as mental health, public transport and tackling drug abuse. We then provide appropriate programs to develop awareness, build skills and provide frequent referrals to appropriate support agencies for further assistance.
How we can help
Our community development projects empower members of our community to lead their lives confidently. We do this by developing:
- active consultations with communities to get to know the issues which affect their lives, setting goals for improvement and responding to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation in community programs which we customise, develop, and deliver
- project-based community work which focuses on geographical areas for community and social groups to improve social life
- community hubs to help improve the community’s connectedness and capacity by providing information and referral on local services, access to the internet, access to skills training, and a place for local groups to meet.
We also provide services under the Targeted Early Intervention Reforms whereby our community projects target children’s wellbeing between the ages of 0-3 and their families, as well as adults under 25 years of age. These include:
- Parental educational programs (eg. domestic violence, child development information sessions, possum visit – early literacy awareness program)
- Life skills programs (eg. CPR, avoiding burns at home for kids and adults, driveway safety, health information awareness sessions)
- Community hubs (playgroups, story time sessions, children’s play parties, mum and dads’ breakfast, Auburn Library visit, cultural events celebrations)
- Community skills development (job skills, child care subsidy transition presentation, programs to enhance language and literacy)
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The Targeted Early Intervention Support Service is funded by and delivered in partnership with the Department of Family and Community (FACS).