Tumut Regional Family Services celebrating 30 years

Tumut Regional Family Services staff: (L to R) Bianca Ford, Jess Fayle, Stan Russell, Catherine Buckle, Deb Sturt, Mick Lucas, Megan Considine, Karen Sturt, and Alicia Jeffrey. Not present are Rowena Thomson and Janice Williams.

Tumut Regional Family Services are holding an Open Day next month to celebrate 30 years in the Tumut community.

On Friday, October 6, from 10am to 2pm, the public is invited to head down to their offices at 182 Wynyard Street for some food and a cuppa, and to ask the staff any questions about what they do.

“The committee and staff of Tumut Regional Family Services extend a warm invitation to our Open Day, in celebration of our 30 years of service to the Tumut community and region,” said Homelessness Services Specialist Catherine Buckle.

“You are invited to tour our offices and learn more about our programs from our dedicated staff – refreshments will be provided.”

Tumut Regional Family Services runs three main programs: Coo-ee Cottage, their Aboriginal Safety and Wellbeing program; Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) supporting individuals and families experiencing Domestic and Family Violence and/or homelessness; and Brighter Futures, a targeted intervention program supporting families with young children.

“TRFS are a local, non-government, not for profit organisation,” said Ms Buckle.

“We are committed to providing a voice for and with people living with disadvantage and inequality, through advocacy and referral; providing individual case management and support for both Indigenous Australian and Non-Indigenous families; and actively pursuing partnerships with other organisations and government agencies.”

For further information and to RSVP for the Open Day, please contact Catherine Buckle at TRFS on 6947 4424 or TRFS Manager Deb Sturt on 6947 2121.