Contact Children’s Mobile Service

Contact Children’s Mobile Service

There are still many remote areas in Australia where services that could support children and their families are not available. Philanthropic funding is enabling the development of the Contact Children’s Mobile Service (CCMs), based in Alice Springs. This service aims to provide a range of child and family programs to the Ti Tree and Utopia Homelands regions for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families.

How?

  • By working to ensure the Mobile uses models of service delivery and engagement that respect Aboriginal self-determination;
  • By consultation and community participation in the design, development and delivery of the service;
  • By being respectful of the unique collective and cultural rights of Aboriginal children; and
  • By being grounded in the context, values and needs of the communities it serves.

Funded by The Yulgilbar Foundation and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

Evaluation of the Contact Children’s Mobile

Contact Inc. uses processes as appropriate to ensure our programs are grounded on a base of strong evidence, with evaluative measures put in place to inform continuous program improvement. Menzies School of Health Research has been contracted to interdependently evaluate the Contact Children’s Mobile Service from inception. This evaluation is designed to assist to improve program design and delivery

How?

  • By supporting Contact Inc. to develop a service that is responsive to local needs with clear program goals, activities and intended outcomes;
  • By evaluating the processes used to establish and implement the program; and
  • By measuring the extent to which the Mobile achieves its intended outcomes and the conditions under which strong outcomes are best achieved.

Funded by FaHCSIA

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