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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Kalwun Family Wellbeing Centre Official Opening

On Friday 20 of October, 2017 Kalwun marked the opening of our Family Wellbeing Centre in Coomera, with distinguished guest the Hon Shannon Fentiman; Minister of Communities, Womens and Youth, Minister of Child Safety and Minister of the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, doing the honours of officially opening the centre.
The Kalwun Family Wellbeing Centre offers a holistic approach to “family wellbeing” in a non-clinical environment. The centre connects our families with programs and supports that are relevant to their needs in a culturally safe space. We endeavour to support our families on their journey to achieve the best, most appropriate care and services enabling self-determination.

Integrated practice enables our families to attend the centre and access a variety of services which includes:

  • Financial counselling
  • Centrelink, housing/accommodation
  • parenting programs
  • counselling
  • health checks/advice
  • playgroup
  • cultural programs and various others.

The aim of the Kalwun Family Wellbeing Centre is to deliver timely and effective support to families to achieve improvements in safety and/or protection from harm; and improve life skills to deliver the following outcomes:
o Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families is improved;
o Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are safer;
o Efficient and effective services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities;
o Make a significant contribution to the reduction in the number of at risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the tertiary child protection system within specific catchments.
The day overall was a huge success.


L–R: V.Summers & Hon Shannon Fentiman


L-R: Hon Shannon Fentiman & Kalwun CEO, K.Chicott
Front- Kalwun Early Learning Program Students


Community Members

  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.