Anglicare Victoria in Gippsland has been selected to receive a share of $1 million from Latrobe Health Services to support vulnerable families across the region.
$350,000 has been allocated to AV in Gippsland to provide further assistance to families impacted by family violence, connect with young people facing social isolation, and support parents with children who are violent or abusive at home.
Anglicare Victoria’s Regional Director of Gippsland, Tim Pedlow, said that thanks to the incredibly generous donation from Latrobe Health Services, Anglicare Victoria will be able to provide additional support to local families in Gippsland who have been doing it tough.
“We plan to employ a Children’s Practice Leader for The Orange Door in inner Gippsland, to work with children and their families affected by family violence; allocate an ISO Buddy who can virtually engage with young people who are struggling during the current health emergency; and facilitate two ‘Breaking the Cycle’ group programs, which will assist parents with children who are expressing violent or abusive behaviour at home.
“Children, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do at Anglicare Victoria. This year in particular has brought exceptional challenges to the region, we’re grateful LHS has given us the means to continue to assist families within our community who are struggling.”
Anglicare Victoria has support services across Gippsland, with offices in Bairnsdale, Leongatha, Morwell, Warragul and Wonthaggi.