Cubby space for fam­i­lies

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Madi­son Wil­liams

THE beloved Cubby House at the Port Dou­glas Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre has has grown up some­hwat– say hello to the Fam­ily Sup­port Hub.

The space has been re­worked into a fam­ily friendly sup­port hub, com­plete with a ping pong table, dress ups and board games.

PDNC man­ager Siob­han Delgado said while the clo­sure of the Cubby House was dev­as­tat­ing this next stage will play to the needs of all fam­i­lies in Port Dou­glas.

“The space be­longs to the com­mu­nity and we won’t take it away from the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“We looked for what we thought the com­mu­nity might need and a space for fam­i­lies at all ages and stages seemed ideal.”

The hub now hosts a youth pro­gram for kids be­tween grade seven and grade 12 to help with the devel­op­ment of life skills and pro­vide a safe place to “hang out and chat”.

“At the mo­ment it is still trial and er­ror to see what the youth in Port Dou­glas ac­tu­ally want,” said Mrs Delgado.

“We have fund­ing for six months and if we get a pos­i­tive re­sponse then we will ap­ply for fur­ther fund­ing.”

To get the ball rolling PDNC are host­ing a disco at the Dou­glas Shire Hall on Fri­day, May 27, for 12-17 year olds.

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