Vulnerable families in Innisfail will continue to receive help to stay together safely thanks to more than $141,000 in Bligh Government funding.
Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt today announced Community Support Centre Innisfail will receive $141,765 over the next three years to help local families who need support to get back on track.
“Community Support Centre Innisfail provides access to specialist services like counselling and community education to help families deal with issues and stand on their own feet,” Mr Pitt said.
“This funding will allow the service to deliver intensive support to families and individual family members in the primary support areas of parenting, budgeting, and household skills via the provision of needs assessment and case management, counselling, group work, information, advice and referral to other specialist services as required.
“The target group for this service is children, young people (unborn to 18 years) and their families who find themselves in vulnerable situations but are not currently subject to statutory child protection intervention.”
Community Services Minister Karen Struthers said the organisation was one of 66 services across the state to share in more than $22 million in Queensland Government funding.
“The Bligh Government is committed to early intervention and prevention, building a brighter future for Queensland families,” Ms Struthers said.
“Ultimately it’s about building safer communities.
“I congratulate Community Support Centre Innisfail for its good work supporting local children and families in need.”
“Supporting safe and caring communities through funding organisations like the Community Support Centre Innisfail, is a core part of our Toward Q2 Tomorrow’s Queensland target.”
For more information on how the Queensland Government is helping communities visit www.communities.qld.gov.au