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Interim Care is a temporary solution for children and young people who need immediate care and protection, while longer-term care is identified. Veritas House Interim Care Homes provide a safe, child-friendly, and home-like environment, with stability and predictability through a consistent team of qualified and trained staff for the duration of child or young person’s stay.

The parenting team are responsible for supporting the children and young people to participate in everyday routines, education, cultural and social activities, while work is being undertaken to support the young person to transition to permanency arrangements or a foster care placement.

Veritas House has operated several Residential Care models since 2016 to support children and young people in Permanency Support (Out of Home Care). Utilising a Neuro-developmentally and Trauma Informed model of care, which is based on current evidence and research, the service model is designed to meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma, and who may have other complex support needs, for instance support for mental health and/or disability.

Furnishing a new Interim Care home

Following the success of our first Interim Care home, Veritas House is currently furnishing a second Interim Care home to provide a welcoming and comfortable home for children and young people aged between 9-14 years.

We are seeking donations of pre-loved furniture, quality homewares, goods and appliances to fit out the house and make it a home. Please note that items need to be in good condition, so we can ensure we can make the house feel like a home for these special young people.

We will happily arrange contactless collection of donated items from your location, preferably in Bathurst, but collection is also possible from Orange.

To make a donation, please email: contact@veritashouse.org.au and ideally include a photo of the item you are looking to donate so that we can assess whether your item will suit the space we have available.

 

We have been overwhelmed by the community’s support and fortunately have received many of the items that we need for the interim care home; lounges, dining table, fridge and freezer and much more. Below is an updated list on the final items we are seeking.

Bedrooms
2 x bedside tables

Other
Wall art / Home decor
4 x Oil Heaters
Sports equipment
Art Supplies

Lounge Room
Large Bookcase
Books 9yr – 14 years
Gaming console and games

Laundry
Dryer