OUR STORY

Embrace Kids Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation, primarily for the Southwest Sydney area, aimed at empowering carers of children with special needs in order to help them reduce their burden and improve their children’s quality of life.

The Embrace Kids foundation is an off-shoot of seven years of medical practice and first-hand experiences involving families with children with special needs.

During our years of dedicated care we were deeply concerned about the hard-hitting issues these particular families were facing. Some examples of issues include the following:

– poor knowledge and access to intervention and treatment that could potentially improve their child’s quality of life
– lack of community understanding of young people with special needs and subsequent issues with social acceptance
– higher incidence of mental health issues
– significant emotional stress especially feelings of being overwhelmed or feeling guilty
– increased strains on marital relationships
– the unintentional overlooking of siblings in the family who do not have special needs
– isolation of families from their community
– poor understanding of relevant organisations who could provide essential services for their child and other family members.                                        – financial strains in meeting the medical needs of their child

Throughout that time we were touched by members of our community who were coming forward and offered to provide support in different ways.  We often had people who wanted to donate money, gifts, vouchers, food items; and some were offering physical support and even medical treatment. However, we wanted to accept their generosity ethically so it could have the best impact on these struggling families. This was the advent for the idea of establishing the “Embrace Kids foundation”.

The foundation is aptly named as “Embrace” means “to hold closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection”.

Hence we aim to give personalised and meaningful care. We promote love, acceptance and openly reach out to all who need our support. We believe in making a real difference and empowering families to rise above their challenges.


OUR SUPPORTERS

Embrace Kids Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation, primarily for the Southwest Sydney area, aimed at empowering carers of children with special needs in order to help them reduce their burden and improve their children’s quality of life.