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Opening of extension to Centrecare's building in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
26/08/1999 10:23 AM
Kalgoorlie/Boulder’s main provider of support services, Centrecare, is one of the best service providers in the State, according to Family and Children’s Services Minister Rhonda Parker.
In opening the extension to Centrecare’s building in Dugan Street today, Mrs Parker said the organisation conducted 5,000 interviews a year at its existing premises and 2,500 in outlying areas through its outreach program.
“This program serves towns such as Esperance, Norseman, Southern Cross, Leinster and Laverton,” she said.
“Centrecare provides 10 services funded by the State Government which include the Community Drug Service Team, marriage, individual and family counselling; a spouse abuse and two domestic violence programs, family mental health care, financial counselling, support for victims of crime and special housing assistance.
“Centrecare has shown it can meet the challenge of providing services to support families and communities in remote areas.
“The organisation only started providing part-time counselling in Kalgoorlie/Boulder in 1990.
“The fact that Centrecare has expanded to the large service that it is today shows the dedication of its management and staff and more importantly, that the services being provided are appropriate to the people of the area.”
Media contact: Owen Cole 9481 7810