Interrelate has opened a new children’s contact centre in Coolangatta offering a safe, neutral, and flexible service for parents, children, and their families to build positive relationships with family members who they do not live with.
The service provides a space for parents and family members in a co-parenting situation to engage in change-over / change-back arrangements, and supervised contacts in a relaxed family environment.
Interrelate’s children’s contact service (CCS) has been providing a welcoming environment for children to connect with separated family members since 2000. The expansion into the Coolangatta community will provide a vital space for families to strengthen their relationships and develop skills that will support healthy and respectful relationships in the long term.
“We are pleased that we can now provide an essential service to a wider area. Our new Coolangatta location has the potential to cut down travel and wait times for families who would normally have to travel to the Gold Coast or Northern NSW to attend visits with their children.” – Says Doll Bennett, Coordinator, children’s contact service, Coolangatta
The new centre will help meet the demand from families seeking support to manage the sometimes complex situations that can arise from family separation.
Backed by 96 years in family and relationship support service delivery, Interrelate are pleased to be extending that support to more communities in need and bringing more job opportunities that have a positive social impact.
“Clients are supported with resources, strategies, and assistance to help them achieve their goals, in addition we provide referrals for client’s individual family needs.” – Says Helen Cook, Project Manager, children’s contact service, Interrelate