Family Connections is a ministry, which offers short term family support and advocacy to assist students and families at risk within our local school systems. It is culturally sensitive and strength based to promote family health and well-being.
Family Connections is run by experienced professionals and a team of trained volunteers. The program coordinator is
Tracey Langford, Grad Cert Counselling and Guidance, Grad Cert Human Services
Family Connections offer practical, emotional and spiritual support, whilst visiting the family in their home, such as:
Practical: food and groceries, transport, telephone, rent, medical, school expenses like school uniform, sporting equipment, camps, excursions and graduation, hampers for special occasions such as Christmas and Easter, connecting families to local agencies and taking families to appointments.
Emotional: Face to face consultation, individual and family therapy.
Spiritual: Connection of individuals and families to schools and parish, prayer and bearing witness to the Gospel values.
Family Connections runs on financial support from St John’s College P & F, grant funding, fundraising at St John’s College and donations. We hope to continue this service with your support, so that we strengthen our families in our schools and parish and promote living the Gospel values. Your prayers and financial support would be greatly appreciated, so that this service can grow and become a model of Catholic family support. For further information about Family Connections please contact:
Tracey Langford 0417 071 168
St Joseph’s Parish 07 5441 1034
St Joseph's Catholic Parish Embracing Nambour, Kenilworth, Palmwoods, Yandina and Bli Bli
Parish Priest: Fr Odinaka Nwadike
Deacon: Rev Adrian Eldridge
Hospital Chaplain: To contact a priest for patients in hospital please use the Answering Service on: 3836 3221 and give a short message.