And that was certainly the case on Wednesday evening, (12 August), when Kalparrin was awarded a $50,000 grant from Impact100 WA.
This grant will enable Kalparrin to formally implement an eight-week Video Peer Support program, previously trialled successfully during the height of COVID-19 isolation and lockdown.
“Kalparrin will now implement this program as a core part of our services, enabling us to reach out to more families across Western Australia, with the aim of helping to keep families strong and connected”, said Carrie Clark, Kalparrin’s Chief Executive Officer.
She added, “it will also allow us to build networks and communities amongst families with children of similar ages, stages, diagnoses and/or locations with the ability to provide professional support and assistance from expert speakers across a range of subject matters and particular to the needs of each individual peer support group.”
Kalparrin members, Karla, Leah, Zahra and Katie, were also congratulated for their contribution to Kalparrin’s case for support by volunteering to lend their voices and provide heartfelt and compelling testimony to the value of the program during Wednesday’s presentation.
Simon Corrigan, Kalparrin’s Chairman commented, “Our sincere thanks also to the awesome team at Impact100 WA and all the generous donors who got behind us and voted for Kalparrin’s Video Peer Support program. We are completely thrilled. Thank you.”