Celebrations for 10 year anniversary of West Belconnen Child and Family Centre

Celebrations for 10 year anniversary of West Belconnen Child and Family Centre

by Freya Lucas

May 25, 2021

For the past 10 years thousands of families in West Belconnen have received service and support either directly from the West Belconnen Child and Family Centre staff, or from the number of other government and non-government  partner agencies that have operated from the centre.

 

Recently, these years of support and community were recognised with a special celebration, attended by Yvette Berry, Deputy Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory.

 

The service opened in 2011 with the aim of providing families with early  intervention services and parenting support in West Belconnen, with a  particular focus on support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

 

“We know that the early years in a child’s life are vital and Child and  Family Centre staff engage and work with the children and families who require  additional supports at the earliest time possible,” Ms Berry said.

 

“I’m really proud of the ACT Government’s commitment to supporting and investing in the families of this community.”

 

Ms Berry paid tribute to current and former staff, in particular the service’s first Director, Shona Chapman, all of whom have helped build the richness of support available to the West Belconnen community.

 

“The West Belconnen Child and Family Centre has been very much a part of  the ACT community over the past 10 years,” current manager Brian Mupangure said.

 

“Our comprehensive suite of services, and the Centre’s welcoming atmosphere here in Holt, has ensured that local  families can easily access a range of programs tailored to their needs.”

 

To learn more about the work undertaken by the West Belconnen Child and Family Centre please see here

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