At Act for Kids, our multidisciplinary teams provide intensive therapy, sexual abuse counselling, a protective behaviours program, family counselling and a preschool designed for abused and neglected children.
All of these services are provided free of charge to our clients. While we receive some government funding, we rely heavily on donations and fundraising to expand and develop our services to reach more children and families in need.
Impact of FGX Funding
The Future Generation Investment 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. Here in Ipswich we currently have a wait list of 36 children across psychology, speech pathology and occupational therapy services. The funding will give us the capacity to see this children sooner and get them back on the road to recovery much faster.
The support of Future Generation Investment Fund, their investment managers and their investors means so much to the team here at Act for Kids. We cannot thank you all enough for your commitment to helping children have a brighter future, free from abuse and neglect.