On Monday 19th November, 2019 Community First Step held its annual AGM at St Johns Park Public School.
For the past 12 months Community First Step (CFS) has continued to work towards its mission; “To provide sustainable, evidence-based programs that support the development of engaged, useful and robust citizens. To improve the performance of our community on independently-assessed social and economic measures”.
The CFS event attracted over 50 guests in attendance including board members, staff and local businesses. Acknowledging the year that was, chairman Matthew Day made special mention to improve and evolved services to the Fairfield community resulting in its continued growth.
The CFS Child, Youth and Family team supported more than 520 families with the community team supporting over 12,000 young people through its programs. Almost 1,000 community members were provided with support, advice or given a referral. More than 5,900 community members were helped to access a range of services to assist them to improve their circumstances and provide much needed help.
The Children’s Service team continued its work across multiple sites with occupancy almost at capacity across the board. Over 2,300 children were provided services under our roving childcare services program while over 1,900 children through our playgroups program.
CFS is currently providing disability services to over 50 local residents with its community access program flourishing with over 15 active clients regularly engaged in supported programs within the local Fairfield community.
The team at CFS are committed to providing opportunities to the members of the local Fairfield LGA and its staff members.
For more information about the services that Community First Step offer you can visit the team at the Community Hub at 25 Barbara Street Fairfield, call on (02) 9727 4333 or follow CFS on social media for more updates.