SCCSS Family Programs receive $40,000 funding from SC Healthcare Auxiliary

Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary has provided four of our programs grants of $10,000 each in their latest round of funding.

Every year, SCHA issues grants of up to $10,000 in support of community initiatives that offer health benefits for residents of the Sunshine Coast. This month, four of our Sunshine Coast Community Services programs received grants from the latest round of funding totalling $40,000. Pictured here is Marian Mitchell from the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary, presenting cheques of $10,000 to each of the following programs:

The grant will allow Bellies and Babies to provide prevention-based programs such as Mamas Supporting Mamas that facilitate connection, providing a safe space for women to share their experiences. The grant will fund programs such as prenatal workshops, infant massage groups and breastfeeding classes.

Thanks to this grant, Parent-Tot Drop-In will be able to keep running through the summer months and provide Zoom cooking classes and ingredients to families unable to connect in person.

The Dads Matter program helps Dads achieve the goal of being the best Dad they can be and enables them to connect with other fathers in the community. This program is fully-funded by SCHA.

"Words can honestly not express how grateful we are - for so many years you have stood by us and financially supported us, we appreciate you so much”, says Foye Hatton, Program Lead at Arrowhead Clubhouse.

Thank you, Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary, for helping us plant the seeds of happiness, hope, success and love to build an engaged, thriving community!