From Nexus Church in Brisbane, Megan heads up a team of over 40 mentors who work with about 20 families in the north Brisbane area.
The COACH program supports families by helping them find solutions to problems like isolation, parenting difficulties, poor communication, financial hardship, long-term unemployment and school drop-out.
Volunteer mentors from different churches work with families who have an intrinsic desire for change and where early intervention can impact people before they lose their kids.
Megan told the story of John, a single dad with 5 children and government support who was lonely, had no one to talk to and who could not get his children to school on time.
John didn’t want to be the ‘bad guy’ in the family through discipline but with the encouragement of his mentor he gained a new perspective and was empowered to discipline for the right reasons with positive results in his children.
Begun in Victoria in 2005, the program has been endorsed by Tim Costello of World Vision and assessed by Monash University.
Letitia, CEO of City Women says, “We really want to begin the programme in Toowoomba. There are many willing volunteers, but we need a Coordinator who has some background in social work and who is able to liaise with government departments.”
If you would like to know more about COACH contact City Women on 4638 5768 or