Family Haven - Mooroopna
The Family Haven provides a safe space where parents and carers and their children are welcomed with no referral or appointment. It is located in the same premises as the Mooroopna Anglican Church at 15-17 Young Street, Mooroopna (the old SPC canteen) and is open Tuesday to Thursday from 10am - 2pm.
Parents and children can relax, engage with staff and volunteers, share a meal and connect with other parents. The focus is on play and fun. The Family Haven also offers transport and is able to pick families and children up and drop them home.
The first 1000 days
Investing in the first 1000 days of life has been proven to contribute to long-term positive life outcomes, including improved employment prospects, health and wellbeing, and social outcomes such as reduced reliance on social services and less interaction with the justice system.
Our volunteers are vital to the success of the Family Haven and assist with providing a supportive and nurturing culture. If you have a spare 3 hours a week and enjoy interacting with young families please feel free to connect with our Family Haven Coordinator Courtney Wilson via the details below.
Data from 2020-June 2023
How the Family Haven works
Using a strengths-based approach, the Family Haven builds protective factors of individuals and families to prevent future acute or emergency medical and social services engagement. Protective and resilience-building factors for mothers and children include creating positive social connections, targeted connections with specialised services, improving the knowledge of caregivers about parenting and child development, and creating socially and emotionally competent children and caregivers.
"When you are lost, this is a great place to be found"
Family Haven attendee, Belinda, gran-mum to Angelo, 4
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Connect with our Family Haven Coordinator
Courtney Wilson, Family Haven Coordinator
Courtney has been a kindergarten teacher for nine years in Greater Shepparton. Courtney loves making connections with the children and families. For Family Haven enquiries, contact Courtney on 0428 736 961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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