Harris Park Community centre was established in 2002. The aim was to provide a place where community members could seek help and help each other.
The NSW Government funded the centre’s activities while Parramatta City Council provided the facilities.
As the local area has changed over the years, so has the centre changed accordingly.
The Community centre has been moving towards this direction with a greater focus on children, youth parents and families.
This is in line with the funding body’s priorities of Targeted Earlier Intervention Reform.
About TEI Reform
The following information about Targeted Earlier Intervention was extracted from FACS website (updated on 1 August 2019):
To service children and families that need support to have more positive pathways in life, we need a system that is
flexible — focusing on client needs rather than program guidelines
locally responsive — working to the strengths, assets and needs of local communities
evidence based — grounded in what we know works and building on that knowledge
adaptive — continuously improving and responding to change
client centred — working with the person and family to address their needs.
The following services will form part of the service delivery here at Harris Park Community Centre.
Provision of a Community Centre
Targeted Support ( For Young Parents, Children Ages 0-3 and Aboriginal CYP, families and Communities).
As a result of the changed requirements by the funding body, Harris Park Community Centre’s Management and staff are now exclusively focusing on children, youth parents and families.