August 10, 2018
Cherbourg Regional Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services – better known as CRAICCHS – is one of six organisations to receive funding under the latest round of the State Government’s Empowering Families grants program.
CRAICCHS will see $200,000 to turn their “Connecting Kin” proposal into reality.
“(It) is a year-long intensive project that works with families where children are living with grandparents or another relative but with no long-term plan in place and where the children are at risk of entering care,” Child Safety Minister Di Farmer said.
“Connecting Kin will provide in-home support that enables family reunification and work to identify long-term support networks within the family.
“I am delighted that Connecting Kin has received funding that will help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children safe, well and connected to family, kin, culture and country.”
Ms Farmer said the Empowering Families grants program was an important investment. It was for local projects or early-stage ideas right through to larger-scale implementation-ready projects.
The second round of grants was for projects that focused on home support, family reunification, foster care recruitment, family finder services as well as innovative approaches to enable the voices of children and families to be heard.