Escare Incorporated started soley as a Family Support Service in 1982 and has continued to support families in a variety of ways for over 30 years. What was formerly the Escare Family Support Service is now known as the Escare Family & Communtiy Service, the name reflecting the strategic directions of the services funding body; The Department for Local Government & Communities (WA).
Workshops and Groups; Escare facilitate and project manage Life Skills Development, Practical Skills Development and Relationship Building/Personal Development workshops and or groups. Group participants have the opportunity to build on, or are linked to, community support networks, other community resources, learn new skills and increase confidence to continue new endeavours.
Individual Consultations; Face to face support is offered that may be able to assist individuals and families reach identified goals. This form of consultaion will support the development of confidence and skills by identifying and building upon strengths, knowledge and accessing relevant resources and natural supports in the community.
Access to individual consultation is via self referral or via referrals from external agencies.
Working with Aboriginal Families; Escare has a strong working relationship with many Aboriginal families in Esperance. Escare ran a successful art group called Yorgah Barmah (funded by Adult Community Education) as well as hosting an Aboriginal resource worker for many years. It is a privilege to get to know many indigenous families and the Escare Team learn a great deal about our community from an Aboriginal perspective.
Community Education; Escare provides workshops in the local community such as 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching Parenting Program and Protective Behaviours. Escare is also involved in the planning and delivery of community events, often partnering with local service providers. Some of these activities include; the Bi-annual Kids Fun Day Out and being part of several community groups like Local Drug Action Group who provide awareness raising activities throughout the community.
Resourcing the Community by way of the Quarterly newsletter with updated information on services for individuals and families such as Toy Libraries, play groups and community services as well as our comprehensive website and the Kids Stuff booklet (download on home page).