Wee Care Residential Service
What is Wee Care Residential Service?
Wee Care Residential has been supporting Townsville families for over 46 years and continues to play a very important role in keeping Children safe. The service provides 24 hour, 5 days a week crisis/emergency accommodation for children up to and including 11 years of age.
Access/referral to the Wee Care Residential Service is available to all families who are faced with an emergency and have been unable to arrange alternative care for their children. Because of the diversity of children’s experiences, the service is flexible and committed to meeting the individual needs of children, young people and their families. The service is established within a residential suburb of Townsville to provide a safe environment for children and families to access.
Early Intervention Services
Wee Care Residential Service also provides the following early intervention services:
- Family Case Planning and support;
- Support for Grandparents/Kinship carers providing ongoing respite care;
- Illness/Mental health/disability respite;
- Homeless respite;
- Financial assistance and emergency food vouchers;
- Referral and collaboration; and
- Weekly supported Playgroup sessions.
Wee Care is funded through Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.
There is no associated costs attached to the families who require assistance.