Extended Families Australia
Extended Families Australia facilitates positive connections between people within a community to provide support to children with disabilities and their families. We seek to widen social networks, empower individuals, promote inclusion and strengthen the bonds people have within their local area. Children and families who are supported by Extended Families have access to a number of flexible support options founded upon volunteering models including individualised volunteer matching for social, recreational and respite support, supported playgroups, friendship groups and social events. The families of children with special needs often carry additional stress and burdens with limited resources. Many families are socially isolated and without naturally occurring extended family support. Based on a 'companionship' or 'relationship' model, Extended Families builds community connections and support through matching children with a disability and their family with a volunteer.
1/95 Bell St, Coburg Victoria 3058 Australia