Our priority is the running of our two Shelters which cater for up to 50 children between the ages of 5 and 18. The demand for admission has always been far above our capacity to meet it. We do our own assessment but take referrals from a variety of sources including government and non-government organisations and schools. A team of committed full-time and part-time staff run our shelter along with volunteers who offer extra support such as tuition and recreational activities.
With the assistance and support of the State Education Department and the State Welfare Department all our children are back on the school curriculum. Within our shelters children are encouraged to take responsibility and all participate in organizing the shelters as well as deciding on how duties are shared and how rules and regulations are implemented. Through this and other programs at the shelters the children’s self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness are raised.
Outside The Shelters