Mr Chris Gulaptis MP, Member for Clarence, and Mr Kevin Hogan MP, Member for Page, officially opened a new Child and Family Wellbeing Hub in Grafton on Thursday 4 November.
The Hub is being delivered as part of the First 2000 Days Project in Northern NSW. First 2000 Days is a collaboration between Northern NSW Local Health District, Healthy North Coast (through their PHN program), Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation and Tresillian Family Care Centres.
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Entrance to new Child and Family Wellbeing Hub, Grafton.
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Ms Julie Sturgess, Chief Executive Officer Healthy North Coast, said the Child and Family Wellbeing Hub was a great example of local agencies working in partnership so that families in the Clarence Valley receive the best possible start to life.
“The Hub will be a place for kids and families to connect. It will promote coordination between service providers so that local families receive integrated and joined-up services that meet their needs,” Ms Sturgess added.
The services available to families will include antenatal classes, supported playgroups, parent groups, drop-in services, and various programs to help parents who may be experiencing challenges in the early years. By bringing these services together under one roof, families in the Clarence Valley will be able to access a much broader range of support services to help them give their children the best start in life.
Families seeking support can call the Child and Family Wellbeing Hub on 1800 316 410. The Hub is located at 18-26 Victoria Street, Grafton and open for drop-in visits between 9am – 1pm, Monday to Friday.