KEEPING IT TOGETHER IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
A fantastic prevention program offered by Casey North Community Support and Information Services is keeping it together for local families at the verge of a breakdown.
State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley MP was joined recently by the Minister for Women, Fiona Richardson to see firsthand the service provided by this local community organisation and their outstanding team.
The latest figures released in 2016 reveal that there were 1406 family incidents reported in Casey alone, an increase of 9.2% over the previous year.
“Keeping it Together” serves as a primary prevention program and targets women as audience to strengthen their relationships.
More information about this free eight week program can be found at the Casey North website (http://www.caseynorthciss.com.au/) or by calling 03 9705 6699.
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley
“We know that far too many women and children are not simply at risk of family violence but are already victims within our community.
Programs like “Keeping it Together” play a vital role in preventing incidents of family violence in local communities.”
Quote attributable to Ms Susan Magee, Executive Officer, Casey North “Community Support and Information Services
“The recent visit with Minister Fiona Richardson and our local Member of Parliament, Judith Graley MP provided an excellent opportunity for Casey North CISS to showcase the program we have developed to assist with the prevention of family breakdown and provide information on the signs of family violence.”
“The positive impact of programs such as Keeping it Together have an effect beyond the obvious outcomes for the participants and their families as they have longer term results within the wider communities and provide an excellent example of Social Return on Investment.”
“We are grateful to the local Member for her engagement with Casey North CISS and for taking keen interest in the benefits of the programs run by our organisation.”