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Celebrating ten years of nurtureStarting with a group of just five children in the Deception Bay area, Mimi’s House has grown to support the social, emotional and physical development of 50 vulnerable children each year, in theBrisbane and Moreton Bay region.
In 2021 the Mimi’s House team is celebrating ten years of nurture by preparing to welcome children at risk of disengaging from school, in a brand-new location in Logan City.
The Mimi’s House program supports children who face barriers to education, by providing a warm and home-like environment–like a visit to Grandma’s house–and teaching key life skills that allow the children to successfully re-engage in school.
Designed for children fromPrep toGrade 5, the program uses a child-centred approach to empower and equip children for greater success at school and in their personal lives.
The Mimi’s House early intervention program is a supportive, safe and non-judgemental environment where children can work through problems and learn to thrive.Once children have completed an initial year of the Mimi’s House program they can be matched with a trained and screened mentor. Mentors work with our children to further develop resilience, reinforce lessons learnt the previous year and build a safe and consistent relationship with an appropriate trustworthy adult.
Our family liaison worker develops positive relationships with the families of children who attend the program, offering support and mentoring. Families a real so offered assistance and referred to other agencies if appropriate.
Children fromDeception Bay North State School, Kallangur State School, Kippa-Ring State School andClontarf Beach State School are referred to our Rothwell service, while in Brisbane we have worked with children referred by Zillmere State School for the past three years.
For the first time in 2022 Mimi’s House will begin supporting primary-aged children in Logan, based in a cottage on the campus of Daisy Hill StateSchool.
We look forward to seeing a new group of children at Mimi’s House, developing the confidence and life skills to shine, daring to try new things and take on new challenges–and ultimately becoming engaged once again in school and in their community.
With those strong foundations in place, and the knowledge they are loved and loveable, the world is their oyster