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Communities for Children

Early intervention strategies can create a pathway for stronger young people and families.

What is it?

yourtown builds the capacity of the local service sector to deliver evidence based prevention and early intervention strategies to ensure children have the best start in life.

Who is it for?

Children from pre-birth to 12 years and their families in Deception Bay, Queensland.

Responding to Specific Needs

The Communities for Children program was created in response to a recognised need for prevention and early intervention efforts to achieve positive outcomes for disadvantaged communities throughout Australia.

Since 2008, this program has been funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services. Currently, the effort is focused on ten priority areas of need in Deception Bay as part of the Deception Bay Communities for Children Strategic Plan 2014 - 2019.

Our efforts also serve to build the capacity of the local service system to effect greater change over time.

yourtown works with and funds Community Partners to provide direct services for children and their families. In this way, our efforts also serve to build the capacity of the local service system to effect greater change over time.

Facilitating Partners include:

  • Mindle Bygul Aboriginal Corporation
  • Deception Bay Community Youth Programs
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Hacker and Robinson
  • Lady Gowrie Early Years Centre
  • Anglicare.

"Without the CfC Pasifika playgroup I would not have settled in Australia as quick as I have. I did not know anyone when I came here, just my daughter and husband. Now I have a lot of friends, young and old from different ethnic groups."

 
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