Our Social Connection Activities are designed to be informal yet engaging activities designed to make our centres feel like an extension of your own home or family enviornment. We provide a safe place for Mates and their families and offer some of the following:
- Drop-In environment of FRC’s (coffee areas, recreational games areas etc.)
- Regular social BBQ’s
- Family Fun Days (particularly in school holidays)
- Group social activities
- Peer support
Regardless of the type of activity, each centre provides opportunities for Mates and their families to participate in scheduled social engagement activities, and creates a space for natural social connections to take place.
With many Queensland and Tasmanian Mates and families living far from our Brisbane, Townsville and Hobart Family Recovery Centres, we developed an Outreach model to reach them.
In order to grow and sustain a presence in areas such as Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Wide Bay, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, Mates4Mates has appointed a number of Volunteer Liaison Officers (VLO’s).
As Mates themselves, it’s the VLO’s role to assist Mates and their families in these
regions in accessing our services.
Much of the initial outreach is through Social Connection (coffee groups, BBQ’s). To find out whether there are any services in your area, contact us today.