- Parent Category: Escare History
Jo Aberle is on extended leave and due back in September 2011.
Lorrette Trocinski will be the Escare Coordinator and Shelly Napijallo the Family Support Worker.
Smith Family Scholarships
Escare has commenced recruitment of families to participate in the Smith Family "Learning for Life" (LFL) Scholarships.
Note: Escare Inc is a Community Partner with the Smith Family providing scholarships to families who reside in Esperance only.
The Learning for Life suite of interconnecting programs offered by The Smith Family today provides financially disadvantaged students with support through financial scholarships to assist with education expenses such as uniforms, books and excursions.
ACE workshops for young People
An exciting new series of workshops entitled "Open Access" will be commencing for young parents in Esperance.
12 workshops will be held over 7 months offering young parents the opportunity to learn lifelong skills such as parenting skills; budgeting as well as protective behaviors. These were completed in September 2010.
New Escare Team Members!
Escare extends a warm welcome our new team members Natalie Symmonds; Youth Worker and Shelly Napijalo assisting with the Family Support Program.
Esperance Childrens Festival - Sunday 28th MARCH 2010
The bi-annual Esperance Childrens Festival (or Fun Day Out) was a resounding success, with around 3500 people attending.
This family fun day was held at the Esperance Port Authority Park at a cost of only $2.00 per child.
There were heaps of activities and rides from Perth, as well as, a range of slides from Esperance based Amberland. Workshops, performances and the early years tent, were all well attended, and there were plenty of food and drinks vendors.
Sponsors for the event include; LotteryWest, Nickel Australia, Cliffs Natural Resources, Esperance Ports Sea and Land, as well as, Esperance Shire through the Community Development Fund.
Escare would like to extend its appreciation to all bodies and who have provided financial support for the 2010 Esperance Childrens Festival (Fun Day Out).
Many thanks to Event Coordinator Michelle Crisp.
Chris Edwards left Outside School Hours Care after 9 years of dedication and care towards the children attending and staff of the Esperance Outside School hours Care service. Chris is now a Primary School Teacher at Grass Patch.
Financial Hardship Assistance
Financial Hardship Assistance has been available in Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun.
This program finished in March 2010, with many families in the region being assisted.
Escare acknowledges Ravensthorpe ASIS Office and Hopetoun Telecentre for the support. This program was funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet as a response to the closure of the BHP Mine facility in 2009.
Ellen Moffat Financial Counsellor from Escare Incorporated traveled to the region to facilitate this program.
Adult Learners Week Activities:
Celebrated nationally each year from 1 - 8 September, Adult Learners' Week (ALW) provides an opportunity to celebrate, promote and highlight the value of all forms of adult learning in the community.
Escare in partnership wtih Esperance Care Services presents 2 days of FREE learning about Money Matters. This informal learning opportunity is for all adults who would like to make the most of their money! Facilitators; Escare Financial Counsellors; Ellen Moffat and Jennifer Potae.
Adult Community Education (ACE) program for Young Parents
This exciting series of workshops entitled "Open Access" were completed in August/September 2010.
LotteryWest Funding for Outsides School Hours Care
Escare has received a substantial LotteryWest cheque for $20.657.00 for administering the Esperance Outside School Hours Care program.
The LotteryWest cheque was presented by the local member of Parliament Dr. Graham Jacobs MLA, Minister for Water & Mental Health.
Escare has received further funding from Lotterywest for an IT upgrade.