Our Town expanded to provide long-term help to Kangaroo Island
Like many of you, we watched the unfolding bushfire disaster in Kangaroo Island recently with heavy hearts and dismay. Wanting to provide meaningful assistance to this community, Fay Fuller made the decision to expand the Our Town mental health funding initiative to create a third 10-year package of long-term funding and on-ground support. This will be provided directly to Kangaroo Islandto assist with the long-term mental health challenges that often follow these types of tragic events.
As this is a community in crisis and mourning, local people will be the focus to advise on the best way to move forward over the coming months. During 2020 Kangaroo Island has the opportunity to work with the Our Town team and the other five towns and regions that have entered this next stage of Our Town.
The Our Town team feel honoured to be able to join with Fay Fuller Foundation, FRRR and Clear Horizon to walk alongside this community as they enter this long-term recovery process.
Darren Keenan part of the Kangaroo Island team that will be working with the team on Our Town said the funding could not have come at a better time for his community.