Community expo to showcase local support services
Social service agencies from across the metropolitan area will gather at Byford Hall next week for a special community expo...
Social service agencies from across the metropolitan area will gather at Byford Hall next week for a special community expo to promote locally-available support services.
A joint initiative of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and the Armadale Family Support Network (AFSN), the expo introduces residents to a wide range of social support services including those for parenting, mental health, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol support.
Among the organisations represented will be Communicare, Workpower, YMCA WA, Lifeline, RISE, Headspace, Anglicare and Richmond Wellbeing.
Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the expo sought to raise awareness about the breadth of services available locally and show residents how to access support.
“Being an associate partner of the AFSN provides our residents with access to a wide network of agencies who are there to help in all manner of different circumstances,” Cr Rich.
“It’s important people know what help is available and how they can access it if required. We also want people to understand that many of the services available through the AFSN are provided locally, meaning they don’t have to travel outside the Shire to get support.
“Helping our residents access these services is a key part of building a strong community where everyone feels included.”
The AFSN is run by Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc and made up of 30 individual agencies who provide integrated services to vulnerable children, young people and families.
For more information on agencies and services provided through the AFSN, visit http://parkerville.org.au/services/family-services/armadale-family-support-network/.