Dunlea Centre’s 2020 Annual Report has just been released.
Please click on this link to access the report.
Mr Paul Mastronardi, Executive Director said:
“2020 was a remarkably challenging year. Australia experienced drought, then fires followed by flooding only to be swamped by the COVID-19 pandemic that ignited across the globe and disrupted the world.
Dunlea Centre persevered and adjusted operations as per the safety recommendations of the NSW Health Dept. We continued to assist many young people and families experiencing challenges and conflict either at home, school or socially. The unique hybrid program, which is a blend of school and residential care, focuses on social skills development and acquisition across day and night programs underpinned by purposeful family engagement. Behaviour change and educational gain are the prime objectives of the program.
We consider it a great privilege to work with our young people and their families and each year we look forward to fostering a nurturing and enjoyable learning environment – one that promotes kindness, tolerance, acceptance and forgiveness.
On behalf of the Dunlea Board and staff, I would like to thank all of our supporters for the continued help and assistance. Your contributions help make a real difference to the lives of young people in need. We hope you will continue to support Dunlea as we build positive programs well into the future.”
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As you read the report you will see evidence of changes being made by young people and families as they set about improving relationships and opportunities for a better future. The journey of change is difficult; it requires courage, commitment and resilience. Dunlea staff purposefully support young people and families through the difficult journey and are constantly encouraged by the changes and achievements over the course of the program.
As always, our young people remain our inspiration and motivation.