Transfer of Stretch-A-Family Out of Home Care Service

Stretch-A-Family (SAF) and Key Assets Australia (KAA) today announced that the SAF delivered Inner West Out of Home Care (OOHC) contract will transfer to Key Assets Australia effective 31st May 2021.

Due to significant sector changes coupled with SAF’s continued desire to provide an enhanced level of support and improved permanency outcomes for Carers and clients, SAF has decided to transition from providing OOHC.

This transfer process means that service and support continuity can be achieved for the young people, children, carers, and birth families currently supported by SAF, as they will continue to receive high-quality care as per their approved case plan goals.

SAF and KAA will work together to use their considerable knowledge and experience to ensure that there is continuing support for children, young people, foster carers, and birth families.

SAF and KAA share a commitment to quality care, innovative practice, and specialised support services.

Both organisations acknowledge the support and assistance provided by the Department of Communities & Justice (DCJ) and the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) throughout this transition process.
More information:

Stretch-A-Family: Maria Maxwell, CEO – maria@stretchafamily.com.au
Key Assets Australia: Dr Dianne Jackson, CEO – Dianne.Jackson@keyassets.org.au

About Key Assets Australia:
Key Assets is a non-government, not-for-profit children’s services organisation, providing services across Australia to children, young people and their families, with focus on Out-of-Home Care, early intervention and prevention, family support and disability services. Key Assets undertakes this important work in partnership with the community, government, and our community sector partners.

About Stretch-A-Family: Stretch-A-Family, Inc. (SAF) was established in 1977 growing out of the Young People’s Refuge (YPR), the first youth refuge in Sydney. SAF’s roots lie in the philosophy of offering homeless young people an alternative to institutional care. SAF has a history of working towards legal and social equality for young people and continues to work against all forms of discrimination and persecution against children and young people.