External view of Block 1 of The Workshops
22 August 2018

Midland child advocacy centre receives $4.5million grant

  • Midland

A $4.5 million Lotterywest grant has been given to the new Stan and Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre in Midland, run by Parkerville Children and Youth Centre.

The grant will support the construction and fit out of the new centre which is set to help thousands of children and families experiencing abuse induced trauma.

The facility will incorporate a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, police, social workers, psychologists and therapy staff - all in one child-friendly location.

Midland MLA Michelle Roberts said the new advocacy centre, which will be built at the Midland Railway Workshops, will be an important part of the health precinct.

“The entire Midland community welcomes this funding which will serve to give some of our most vulnerable young people the opportunities they deserve,” she said.

"I'd like to thank the Government and Lotterywest for this real commitment to our community."

The centre will provide access to a range of professional support, as well as complementary services provided by Parkerville and other not-for-profit organisations.

The Stan and Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre will be the second of its kind in Australia, following the 2011 opening of the George Jones Child Advocacy Centre in Armadale, also administered by Parkerville.

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