- One Tree Community Services receives nearly $1.3 million to help support families in regional and remote areas
One Tree Community Services Inc. has been given $1,298,433, through a Lotterywest grant, to help support disadvantaged families throughout regional and remote Western Australia.
For more than 30 years, One Tree has been delivering training, support and advice to outside school hours care, long day care, occasional care and family day care services throughout Western Australia.
The Belmont organisation works with more than 30 childcare and community centres in 18 regional and remote communities, including the Laverton Crisis Intervention Centre. They will use the Lotterywest grant for information technology, equipment and furniture.
The State Government provided about $320,000 (2017-18) to One Tree to deliver the Laverton Crisis Intervention Service which delivers family and domestic violence counselling services.
Comments attributed to Community Services Minister Simone McGurk:
"The State Government is committed to strengthening partnerships with the not-for-profit community services sector in the delivery of services to all Western Australians.
"This is especially important in regional and remote locations where access to services and facilities may be restricted or limited.
"Therefore, the Government is pleased to provide this grant of nearly $1.3 million, through Lotterywest, to One Tree Community Services Inc.
"The funding will be used for information technology facilities, equipment and furniture, with a key focus on improving connectivity for remote services.
"This will result in great improvements in online communications including the delivery of outreach services to families experiencing domestic violence, online staff training, case management across the regions and managing confidential customer information.
"The McGowan Government is keen to support organisations like One Tree that have a clear vision to help families disadvantaged by distance."
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