Shout out to our amazing team member Tanya March who, despite COVID and temporary closure of Wellington CC, ran an outstanding 17 Storytime workshops with 77 parents participating, 150 story recordings and, most importantly, 136 children receiving books and that vital connection with their parent in custody.
We’re so proud of the achievement and positive impact on families lives. One dad who participated gave this lovely feedback:
“Every father wants to be and feel relevant and part of their children’s life, [the separation] affects the mental health of lots of inmates. SHINE for Kids is fantastic … not only improves the lives of children but also the mental health of fathers”.
Thank you to this dad for the feedback and to Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation for making this work possible through your funding.