2015/16 Fast Facts Overall Organisation:

Wee Care Residential assisted 386 children with accommodation in the financial year 2015/16 – this equalled 984 admissions to the service.

We provided 40 playgroup sessions with approximately 5-8 families regularly attending each session.

Shared Family Care (our foster and kinship care service) supported over 115 Foster Carers and up to 190 children in these foster families.

We provided Emergency Relief Funding to families in financial crisis up to 2000 occasions in the 2015/16 year.

Family Support and Crisis Accommodation for Children

Althea Projects Inc. provides 24 hour, 7 days a week crisis/emergency accommodation for children up to and including 11 years of age. Access to the Wee Care Residential service is available for parents, with no cost attached, who are faced with an emergency and have been unable to arrange alternative care for their children.

Foster and Kinship Carers Service

Shared Family Care is a program which recruits, trains, assesses and supports Foster Carers in the Townsville/Burdekin and Charters Towers region. Fostering can be a challenging yet rewarding way to contribute to the community. Our program is there to assist Foster Carers to navigate the challenges and provide the up most care that the traumatised children need.

Support for Families in Financial Stress

As a result of Australian Government funding, Wee Care is able to provide limited assistance to families in crisis. Emergency relief is available in the form of food parcels and vouchers. However, due to the limits of this funding, it is only provided to families with children and should not be relied upon. Please contact us to see if you’re eligible.

Innovative Alternative for New Born Babies in the CP Sector

In partnership with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Althea Projects now deliver the first mother and new born baby assessment and support service in the North Queensland region. This is a pilot program which will run initially for six months. First Steps will have a significant positive impact on the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children accessing the program.