VICSEG wins 2014 Early Years Award for the Wyndham Refugee Family Mentoring Program


The Hon Wendy Lovell MLC
Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development
Citation on the presenting the Minister’s Special Commendation Award 
“In recognition of the quality of the nominations received this year, I would like to confer an additional award to an initiative which extends a welcoming hand and much-needed support to some of the most marginalised people in our community.

“These are people who face all the same challenges we do when raising our children, but with the added strain of limited income, minimal English, physical isolation and very often psychological scarring.

“This is a program that simplifies the often-complicated process that parents go through when seeking referrals to specialised services for their children or picking their way through the range of resources that are always out there – but often so hard for some to access.

“This is a program that unites many agencies and demonstrates how much can be achieved when dedicated groups work effectively in collaboration.

“It is for these reasons that I’m delighted to present this year’s Minister’s Award to VICSEG New Futures for the Wyndham Refugee Family Resource and Mentoring Program.” 


More information about this innovative program can be found here.

Read the VICSEG Evidence into Action Paper - Family Mentoring for Newly Arrived Migrant Families here.