Community Investment Program – projects approved for 2010-11 funding in Western Australia

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Organisation Name Project Name Funding Project Description Phone
Anglicare WA Inc Young Parents Support Unit $104,469 The project works with 'at risk' young parents (under 25 years old) to reduce their social isolation and provide them with support. It focuses on issues such as drug use, depression, low self-esteem, domestic violence, sexual health and homelessness. It also assists young parents to improve their interpersonal skills, and increase their parenting abilities and confidence. Provides monthly newsletter. Services are provided at East Perth with home visits provided where needed. 08 9263 2036
Australian Red Cross Society - Western Australia Division Feel Good Project Kalgoorlie $82,867 The project improves the quality of life of vulnerable families in Kalgoorlie through a range of educational programs and activities that teach families about healthy food choices, money management and quality family activities.  It also provides a referral service, facilitating access to other community organisations. 08 9091 6740
Australian Red Cross Society - Western Australia Division Food Cent$ Perth $75,543 The project provides support to families and their young children from throughout the Perth Metropolitan area.  It conducts in-home training programs to improve their financial management skills and nutritional knowledge. Volunteer training is provided in East Perth but program delivered on demand in venues throughout Perth Metro area such as early learning centres and community centres. 08 9225 1951
Balga Senior High School Child Care Centre Inc Positive Parenting Support for Teenage Parents Engaging in Education $84,854 The project delivers a parenting and education program aimed at teenage parents in the community of Balga.  It assists teenage parents to complete their education and to improve their parenting and personal skills. 08 9343 6038
Broome Youth Support Group Life's Good $139,201 The project supports families in Broome to build healthy lifestyles and relationships.  It enables families to better manage their homes by providing healthy meals, while fostering nurturing environments where members are able to interact and relate without aggression or violence, and discover and enjoy new activities which strengthen relationships. 08 9193 6559
Bunbury Community and Child Care Association Inc With Head Heart & Hand Bunburys Young Mums Group $65,190 The project provides peer support and parenting services in Bunbury for young pregnant women and young families from throughout the Bunbury area.  It focuses on the formative years of young children, nurturing young mothers and building their knowledge, skills and support. 08 9721 8944
Burdekin - Youth in Action Inc Supporting Young Parents $54,120 The project improves the parenting skills of young and expectant parents through practical skills development and culturally appropriate service provision.  It provides one-on-one support and mentoring to young and/or expectant parents. Weekly young mum's session held in Broome and a family support worker is employed to mentor young parents in their homes in Broome and the communities of Beagle Bay, One Arm Point and Lombadina-Djarindjin to benefit both parents and their children. 08 9193 6391
Community Arts Network Western Australia Limited CANWA Voices of the Wheatbelt $152,123 The project assists with skill development and provides opportunities to encourage families and communities in Narrogin to be more self reliant.  It supports individuals to get involved in community life through local volunteering, mentoring or training to build leadership skills. 08 9226 2422
Gnuraren Aboriginal Corporation Busselton Kaaka Baaka Leadership Project $11,128 The project assists young people to become leaders and positive role models and to lessen anti-social activities that are negatively impacting on families and the wider community.  It delivers programs that equip young people with the knowledge, skills and support to become active members of the community of Busselton.  The project is run in six participating schools in Busselton. 08 9754 3607
Gosnells Women's Health Service Building Stronger Families Project $123,785 The project enhances parenting and relationship knowledge and skills for new and existing parents and families with children under 18 years in Gosnells. It enables participants to maintain positive relationships, facilitates access to resources and professional support services, and assists them to build support networks in the community. A supported playgroup activity is also conducted as part of the activities. 08 9490 2258
Ishar Multicultural Centre for Women's Health Parenting from the Heart $135,300 The project is run in Mirrabooka and helps migrants from North Perth Metropolitan area develop parenting, relationship, job searching, educational, leadership and volunteering skills; and to adapt to Australian society, while preserving their traditional values. It educates and empowers participants, and fosters harmony and integration within the community. 08 9345 5335
Ishar Multicultural Centre for Women's Health Visiting Sisters $88,926 The project trains bilingual women as outreach workers to visit members of their community as 'Visiting Sisters'. Training of workers and parent support groups are run in Mirrabooka providing information to mothers on parenting skills and nutrition, and encouraging women to enrol in training programs and support groups aimed at developing their economic empowerment, self-esteem and personal strength. Home visits provided to parents living in Northern Metropolitan Perth. 08 9345 5335
Jacaranda Community Centre Inc Strengthening Disadvantaged Families for a Better Future $126,449 The project works with Indigenous families in Belmont to achieve positive changes for the community. It addresses local issues and conducts workshops, courses, meetings and playgroups to improve parenting skills, education and employment levels, and to reduce domestic violence, as well as the number of Indigenous children in care and detention. 08 9477 4346
Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre Aboriginal Corporation Yiriman Project $129,663 The Yiriman project based in Fitzroy Crossing aims to facilitate and strengthen relationships between Indigenous women and families across four language groups in the West Kimberley region. It reinforces the legitimacy of senior family and community leadership. Supports young women by linking with elders through workshops that map families and provide cultural education and back to country trips. 08 9193 0099
Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre Leadership Development for New and Emerging Community Groups $101,475 The project provides leadership training programs in Mirrabooka for young people from across the metropolitan area.  It promotes self awareness and expression, and encourages young people to develop productive ways to address issues faced by their community. 08 9345 5755
Northcliffe Family Centre Inc Northcliffe - Sharing More Than Just Skills $36,898 The project assists people in the rural and remote community of Northcliffe to address social and geographical isolation, as well as helping to strengthen young families and enable them to cope with change. It facilitates playgroups, provides toy and resource library materials, and develops and facilitates the 'Sharers and Carers' program. 08 9776 7221
Peel Youth Services Inc The Happy Hut - Eyes Wide Open $77,471 The project delivers parenting and education services in Mandurah for young pregnant women and young families from the Mandurah and Pinjarra areas.  Leadership skills are fostered in mentoring and peer educator activities, and all participants are encouraged to take on leadership roles, expanding their opportunities for further education and employment.  An Early Childhood Support Centre is provided. 08 9581 3365
St Clare's School St Clare's Mentor Project $20,295 The project provides support, role modelling and community experiences to disadvantaged school students at St Clare's in Lathlain. It assists young women to build social skills, and increase their educational and occupational opportunity through a mentoring program. 08 9470 5711
YMCA of Perth Youth and Community Services Inc YMCA Bridge Project $56,680 The project offers a support and referral service for prisoners and their children at the Boronia Pre-Release Women's Prison in Bentley. It provides counselling, recreational workshops and activities that promote positive relationships and reduce social isolation, antisocial behaviour and other negative outcomes associated with parental incarceration. 08 9473 8400


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