Southern Brisbane Families Better Supported

Dec 18 2015, 11:15am AEDT

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has announced that Churches of Christ Care, in partnership with Micah Projects and Drug ARM, will deliver new Intensive Family Support services in Brisbane’s south and south-west catchments.

Churches of Christ Care Children, Youth and Families General Manager Jane Carter said the organisation welcomed the additional funding as it will provide local families in need with the assistance and support they require.

“This new service will join our existing Intensive Family Support services, expanding our early intervention and prevention focus and building on our vision for the future of assisting children and families to access the support they need at the time they need it,” Ms Carter said.

“We are excited to be helping strengthen local families, which in turn increases child safety and creates stronger communities.”

The new service commences in coming weeks. It will be named Families Together and be located at multiple locations across Brisbane’s south. One of these services will operate out of Churches of Christ’s Jamboree Heights campus.

Families Together works with vulnerable families who have more complex needs to ensure they receive the necessary support to improve family functioning and wellbeing and are positively connected with their communities.

Ms Carter said Churches of Christ Care actively links with other care services, churches, government, and other non-government organisations to deliver this support. This includes service partners Drug ARM and Micah Projects.

“We are all working to make it easier for families to find the support they need in the toughest of times,” she said.

For more information read the full release on the Churches of Christ in Queensland website here (link to http://www.cofc.com.au/news-events-media/media-releases/southern-brisbane-families-better-supported)