Skylight is a national organisation that supports children, young people and families impacted by change, loss and grief by providing information and resources to meet their needs. They also provide advice for helping professionals, such as teachers, social workers and hospital staff.
Skylight received a two-year donation from The Tindall Foundation towards the salary of their part-time Resource Centre Support Worker. This funding has enabled Skylight to have enough staff to meet all the weekly requests for support information, which average 20 per week.
"Requests come in from New Zealanders across the country whose families and whanau are facing tough times," says Tricia Irving-Hendry, Skylight Resource and Information Manager.
"These life situations are varied and, whatever it is, Tracey Clode [Resource Support] helps tailor our responses to the specific needs of each personal situation."
Skylight is always on the look-out for new sources of specialist support information, especially for children and young people. In the past two years, Skylight has developed several new resources including wallet-size information leaflets for youth.
For further information contact:
Sonja Deely, Funding Development Manager, Skylight