City Mission’s support service for children who have suffered loss or are experiencing grief is going mobile, expanding services across the North and North-West of the state.
With support from the Community Support Levy Charitable Organisations Grants Program, Inside Out 4 Kids counsellors now have a new Hyundai i30 to help their programs’ outreach.
Inside Out 4 Kids presently works in 20 local schools and recently opened its new Hub on Frederick Street.
“With a car dedicated to the service it just means the service is a lot more responsive … over a wider geographic spread,” City Mission chief executive Stephen Brown said.
“We’ve had quite a bit of interest over the North-West coast now, so the next school we’re moving into is at Wesley Vale and then we’re going further up … Burnie way.”
Mr Brown said there was a need in schools to have trained support staff for children who were dealing with trauma: a survey in 2016 showed 16 Northern schools have 200 students in need.