Kids’ service in crisis THE ESSENTIALS
A VITAL domestic violence counselling service for children in Rockingham is in danger of closing and needs financial help.
Anglicare WA’S free Young Hearts service is at a crisis point since the Mandurah office was forced to close last year and the Rockingham office became parttime. Waiting lists for an appointment are now more than six months.
Court orders from the Family Court of WA to attend Young Hearts have been adversely affected by the long waiting list. WHAT: Angels Rising - Dinner in the Cathedral
WHEN: Friday, November 10, 7pm to midnight
WHERE: St George’s Cathedral, 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth
The in-demand service is for children up to 18 years old and is recommended by the Family Court of WA, the Department for Child Protection, WA Police, schools, hospitals and community organisations.
It is dedicated to breaking the cycle of family and domestic violence by reaching out to children before any problems arise, such as inflicting violence on others.
It puts vulnerable young people
first, helping them build healthy relationships and develop skills to thrive.
A major fundraiser, Angels Rising – Dinner in the Cathedral, is on November 10 and has been organised for the service.
It is an all-inclusive threecourse dinner with executive chef Chris Taylor and specially selected beverages from Gage Roads and Ferngrove.
Anglicare staff Melissa, Jacky and James: the service is invaluable to people in traumatic circumstances.