We prepare to welcome some new team members with our annual Volunteer Information Sessions. We also feature in the Warragul Gazette coverage for having received a $3000 Community Development Grant from the Baw Baw Shire for our parenting preparation program - Baby Steps: Parenting Matters - to launch this year.
The Warragul Business Group pledges financial support to assist us in bridging the budget gap to lease premises close to town, and provide a parenting room in place of the recently relocation of Family Children's Services away from the centre of town. They encourage other businesses to do the same, and the Warragul Gazette announces their intention to donate the same amount towards our cause. Warragul Gazette coverage 5.8.14
With the soon to occur relocation of Family & Children's Services to Normanby St, and with it the town's parent room facilities, locals are starting to identify Olivia's Place as a possibility to fill the void. We determine that the need is indeed there, and commence a search for rental premises near to the town centre.
Local MP Gary Blackwood wins the Warragul Gazette footy tipping competition and donates his prize of $1,500 worth of advertising int he newspaper to Olivia's Place. We provide an update to the community on our plans, our fundraising successes, and the ways that we're already helping local families. Warragul Gazette coverage 3.9.13 and 10.9.13