Kids’ ser­vice in cri­sis THE ES­SEN­TIALS

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion - By GABRIELLE JEFFERY

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.

Visit www.an­gel­sris­ing.org.au.

Angli­care staff Melissa, Jacky and James: the ser­vice is in­valu­able to peo­ple in trau­matic cir­cum­stances.

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