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Hogan opens Grafton youth support office

Capture   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan opened the new Northern Rivers Community Gateway office in Grafton last Friday. It was also the launch of their Connecting Families Program. ”The Federal Government has provided funding to Northern Rivers Community Gateway to deliver the Connecting Families program in the Clarence Valley for 5 years.” Kevin Hogan said. The program provides utilises case management, coordination and integration, service support, counselling and group programs to facilitate family support structures that produce positive short and long term developmental outcomes for children and young people. Connecting Families uses a strengths-based approach in working with children and families and uniquely seeks to engage with fathers. The model offers home visits and coordinated referral and access to specialist services and utilises. Family Support case managers, child support coordinators, counsellors and psychologists to work with clients via the creation of a Positive Engagement Plan and assist them to access specialist services and positive community activities. The Grafton office of the Northern Rivers Community Gateway [NRCG] is the third physical office of the Organisation, and will mean provide comprehensive support services are now able to offer their services through 3 physical locations in the Far North Coast. Photo Caption: Kevin Hogan joined by Jenni Beetson-Mortimer, Michelle Renshaw, Katie Biggs, and Helen Rigby at the opening of the Grafton office of the Northern Rivers Community Gateway