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Celebratory Launch of two community minded organisations coming together to build a stronger organisation for the Snowy Monaro Community

  Thursday 16th March, 2023

We have had a fantastic morning on the 16th March 2023, celebrating the launch of Monaro Family Support Service incorporating Monaro Early Intervention Service.

We had guests from other community organisations, past members of both boards and past staff attend this great event.

We are excited to now have a single-entry point for individuals, children, young people, and families in our Snowy Monaro communities. This will help support their journey with life’s challenges for positive growth and change.

In 2022, MFSS grew its services and Monaro Early Intervention Services (MEIS) merged with the organisation. The merger brought onboard a new team of members specialising in supporting children and youth aged 0-18 years old with disabilities and their families under the NDIS.

The two organisations have a long history of working together with strong ties to the community.

Collectively they now have over seven decades of experience, local knowledge, and relationships between the two organisations. It further strengthens the footprint of Monaro Family Support Service to deliver high quality support programs for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, children, young people, and families in the Snowy Monaro, including NDIS services.

"It takes a village or a community to raise a child especially one with a disability" - Kath Nicholls.

Tim Williams spoke on behalf of his late father Mark Williams who was president of MFSS for many years and was very passionate about the organisation "Dad believed in both organisations, and that they would be stronger together & a great benefit to the community"

"We knew our merger would enable an strengthen offering to the community, a communty that we care so much about" - Pauline Cook CEO MFSS

Monaro Family Support Service CEO Pauline Cook said: "The merger means we are posed to become the go to organisation for specialist & wellbeing needs in out region. Our community will recived strengthen services delivery with a single entry point to a wider range of services. We are truly really excited about what lies ahead 7 will continue to work to be the leading community organsation in the Snowy Monaroso so that everyone knows the one place to go when they need support"