Act for Kids are thrilled to once again be chosen as a charity recipient of the Future Generation Investment Company (FGX) and are set to receive a donation of over $186,000 to support abused and neglected children.
The funds will be allocated to support the growth of the Integrated Therapy Programs running in Ipswich and Adelaide. Act for Kids CEO Dr Neil Carrington said he is incredibly grateful to the Future Generation Investment Company, their investment managers and their shareholders for their ongoing support.
Their commitment to helping us increase this vital service means we are able to see more children and set them on a path to having a brighter future, free from abuse and neglect, Dr Carrington said.
The Future Generation Investment Company funding that we have received to date has had an enormous impact on our services delivered in Blacktown, Adelaide and Ipswich. It has enabled us to employ more therapists to meet the increasing demand for therapy services for abused and neglected kids.
In Ipswich the funding has allowed our integrated therapy team to work with 47 children and their caregivers with a focus on developmental outcomes and social and emotional wellbeing.
Looking to the future, funding for the next financial year will allow us to continue to build our integrated therapy services and see an estimated 270 children across Adelaide and Ipswich. In Ipswich there is currently a wait list of 36 children across psychology, speech pathology and occupational therapy services. The funding will give us the capacity to see the children sooner and get them back on the road to recovery much faster.