Save the Children’s operations in northern Tasmania will reach even more children and families with the opening of a new office in Launceston this week.
The Elizabeth Street office will enable the charity to expand its services in a part of the state where it has already made a significant impact.
Save the Children Tasmania State Manager Lisa Cuatt said the move to a standalone office in Launceston was a logical step.
“Save the Children is thrilled to be opening a new office in Launceston to ensure that children and young people are engaged in learning, that families provide positive, safe and supportive home environments, and that the community is strong and connected,” Ms Cuatt said.
“Having this new location from which to operate will enable us to more effectively deliver our key programs and where possible, continue to expand them.”
Among the programs Save the Children already delivers in northern Tasmania are:
- The Intensive Family Engagement Service which assists with key parenting skills;
- Supporting Young People on Bail, which assists those on bail with education and work opportunities, helping them avoid further interaction with the youth justice system.
- It Takes a Village Multicultural Supported Play2Learn program, which supports newly-arrived migrant and refugee families with children 0-5 years old; and
- The Multicultural Home-To-School Participation Project which helps culturally and linguistically diverse families engage with their school communities and helps schools to include all families.
“Our programs have already had a significant local impact and we’ve worked very effectively with a number of stakeholders, in particular, the Tasmanian State Government. We look forward to developing these relationships and our programs further in order to best serve the diverse needs of children and families in the local community,” Ms Cuatt said.
What: Save the Children Launceston office official opening.
When: 2.30pm, Wednesday, 17 April.
Where: 90 Elizabeth Street, Launceston