The first group of mums to participate in Keeping Us Together at Emu Plains Correctional Centre have graduated!
The 3-week program covered 6 chapters and the graduation was organised by Kelly Austin, Principal Advisor of Women’s Services, at DCJ.
The women expressed how grateful they were to be given the opportunity to participate in the program and are looking forward to connecting with their children again.
After the graduation ceremony, our team had the chance to catch up with the women who commented:
“Are you going to run another program here? I really didn’t want to come to the program but I pushed myself and I am so glad that I came.
I learnt a lot, stuff I didn’t know about the way they act, I never knew to think about the reason why they might be acting like that.”
“I really liked the program, some stuff you said really made me think and things started making more sense. I get out soon and I can’t wait to get home to my kids.
I’m going to cook them a yummy dinner and I just can’t wait to be with them.”
Listening to the women made it very clear they benefited from the program and they’d encourage others to participate in the future.
Our team are looking forward to supporting many more women along their journey of parenthood with KUT.
Thank you to the NSW Department of Communities and Justice for making this program possible and for organising such a special way to celebrate the event.
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