Since it’s beginnings Rainbow Families has grown in scope and amount of support services it offers the community. That work has relied on extensive volunteer hours by the committee, the support of partner agencies, and our many volunteers. The range of work include educational seminars, parenting education, playgroups, and social, community and cultural events. Rainbow Families has introduced a strong voice for LGBTQI parents and their children in NSW, providing advocacy, support and opportunities to celebrate our families.
Whilst not yet being able to attract long term funding for an ongoing worker, the committee have decided to put aside current funds to trial a part time position. This is a self funded commitment arising from fundraising over the last 2 years. The committee is pleased to announce that a 1 day a week Community Worker position will be established and trialled for a period of 6 months. Longstanding volunteer and CoChair Ashley Scott has accepted the position and is due to start mid October, 2017.
We are conscious that the position is very part time and that ongoing funding is not yet secure. We are committed to continuing to seek ongoing funding to meet the needs of our community. We thank all the community members who have donated their time, money or become financial members. It’s a small beginning, but we are proud to be at this little milestone.