The George Street Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Good Beginnings Home Based Family Support Program utilises the services of qualified and trained volunteers to offer support, friendship and practical assistance to families in challenging situations. The Good Beginnings Home Based Family Support program covers the Mackay urban area — south to Sarina, west to Walkerston and north to Eimeo.
Families access this program for a range of reasons such as
These are just a few of the reasons. If help is needed, telephone the Good Beginnings Home Based Family Support Coordinator to gain assistance or be referred to another service.
The Good Beginnings Home Base Family Support Coordinator will visit and discuss any concerns. If both parties feel the program can help, a volunteer is then allocated to visit the family on a regular basis.
The Good Beginnings Home Base Family Support volunteer will make contact and arrange a time to visit on a weekly basis. Some of the support they provide is;
The Good Beginnings Home Base Family Support volunteer will be respectful and will endeavour to assist in practical ways. It is important to note that the Good Beginnings Home Base Family Support volunteer is not an unpaid housekeeper or babysitter. This service is available to support you to work through your own challenges or issues. At no time will a Good Beginnings Home Base Family Support volunteer be with children unless the parent/guardian is also present.
This program is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.
The Good Beginnings Home Base Family Support volunteers are people from our community, who care about families and children, and who generously donate their time to better their own community and. To ensure the highest safety for our service users, a training program, referee checks and clearance by the Queensland Government, Commission for Children and Young People are compulsory prior to commencing in their volunteer role for the program.
Shakespeare Child and Family Centre
43 Shakespeare Street, East Mackay QLD 4740