Centacare Benefits from Generous Grant

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Centacare Benefits from Generous Grant
From left: Georgina McLagan (Centacare) Reverend Robert Legg (Clarendon) and Dr Chris Jones (Anglicare)

Special grants to assist in the support of children, young people and families were recently announced by The Clarendon Children’s Foundation with donations of $500,000 each being given to Anglicare and Centacare to assist their work in this area.

“The Foundation is proud to be continuing the work of child and family care which the Clarendon Children’s Homes exercised over many years,” said Clarendon President, the Reverend Canon Robert Legg

Clarendon has a long history of caring for children, young people and families. This included residential care and early intervention and reconnection programs for children and youth.

Clarendon’s direct services closed in 2006 and its property was sold. The funds resulting from this sale, together with other monies derived from bequests and donations, have been amalgamated to create a Perpetual Fund and Grants Program with these donations being special ‘one-off’ grants. 

Director of Centacare Tasmania Family Services, Georgina McLagan, said the generous donation from Clarendon would enable Centacare to assist families who found themselves in a period of serious disruption.

“Centacare Tasmania’s particular strength is in the family centred approach, recognising that whatever impacts on a family impacts on the children in specific ways,” said Mrs McLagan.

“It recognises that children can be major casualties in family disruption and that listening to the voice of children impacts on the long-term consequence for all involved in resolving family conflict”.

Previous funding from Clarendon Children’s Foundation assisted Centacare Tasmania to establish Triple P - an early intervention, evidence based Positive Parenting programme that promotes good communication and strong relationships between parents and children.