Welcome to FamilyCare...
FamilyCare is a dynamic non-government, not-for-profit organisation who commenced in Shepparton in 1984.
We now offer family services, carer and disability support services to families and young people in Shepparton, Seymour, Cobram, Kinglake, Wallan and surrounding districts.
FamilyCare works in partnership with the community, reflecting best practice by assisting families and individuals to enhance their strengths throughout their lives, through the provision of responsive and proactive services.
‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities”
Each year, over a hundred thousand people and hundreds of organizations celebrate National Families Week – Australia’s annual celebration of families. The aim of National Families Week is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society.
National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family life. Let’s take the time to reflect on the critical role that families play in teaching, supporting and nurturing children especially as they grow.
National Families Week coincides with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May. This day is observed by the United Nations to mark the importance that the international community places on families as the most fundamental units of society, as well as to show concern about their situation in many parts of the world. All Australians, including community organizations, schools, councils, companies and individuals are invited to participate in National Families Week each year.
The 2016 theme is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’. This year’s theme highlights the important role families play as the central building block of our communities and the message that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.
For the past two years the Child FIRST Alliance has run a family event at St George’s Road primary school to celebrate National Families Week and with the continued support we will hold this yearly event at the school. This year’s celebrations will be on Thursday 19 May between 3:30 and 5:00pm at St George’s Road Primary school where we will be holding a FREE community gathering with activities, crafts and entertainment for children and adults.
Interested community members, especially children, are encouraged to attend.
Our objective is to celebrate the vital role that families and the community play in teaching, supporting and nurturing children. By providing interactive activities and entertainment for both children and adults and promoting the Child FIRST Alliance, its partners and local agencies in the Goulburn area we aim to build parent, child and community relationships.
If you would like any further information about the event, please do not hesitate to contact Katie H on 5823 7000
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