$171,000 support for parents using Gateway Health program

WELCOME FUNDING: Gateway Health chief executive Leonard Peady said the program was important for  parents who could not attend centre-based programs.
WELCOME FUNDING: Gateway Health chief executive Leonard Peady said the program was important for parents who could not attend centre-based programs.

A parenting support program used by 170 families in Wodonga will continue for another 12 months with $171,000 in funding.

Victorian Families and Children Minister Jenny Mikakos will visit Gateway Health on Wednesday to make the announcement.

The six to 10-week program is designed for parents who cannot get to an appointment, but work through readings or online modules.

“It’s vital that support is accessible for those who are less likely to participate in face-to-face parenting support services like fathers, rural families and grandparents,” Ms Mikakos said.

Gateway Health chief executive Leonard Peady welcomed the important funding. “The feedback that we’ve received from parents is very positive and has made a real difference in raising their children,” he said.