Special needs grants for two
SUBIACO-BASED organisation Kalparrin and Future Living Trust in Wembley have received almost $10,000 each in funding from the Westpac Foundation.
Kalparrin is a not-for-profit organisation supporting families of children with special needs. It received a $9990 grant from the foundation.
The grant will support the introduction of a new program called A Strong Family, which will teach caregivers how to lead their family with confidence and resilience, and connect people in similar situations.
“Kalparrin recognises that caring for a child with special needs requires support from all members of the family and similarly impacts on all members of the family,” Kalparrin general manager Christine Stott said.
“A Strong Family program will target members who have newly joined the Kalparrin community to empower them early with the skills to confidently lead their family through a difficult journey.”
Future Living Trust received an $8200 grant to continue its work helping parents of adult children with developmental or intellectual disabilities to structure their financial situation for the future.