Salvation Army

The Fogarty Foundation has worked in the Balga-Girrawheen area for many years, supporting several schools through the Fogarty EDvance School Improvement Program. In 2021, we committed to a  three-year partnership with The Salvation Army’s Balga Early Learning Centre, providing early years care, safety, nutrition and education for local residents.

The Salvation Army’s Balga Early Learning Centre

The Salvation Army’s Balga Early Learning Centre is a long day care centre providing early years care, safety, nutrition and education for residents of Balga, Girrawheen, Koondoola, Nollamara and Mirrabooka. The ELC provides early learning for 50 children each day, from 6 weeks old to 6 years old.

Supporting families in challenging situations

The numbers of children presenting with challenging and complex behaviours is increasing, possibly due to increased substance abuse, stress during pregnancy, trauma, generational poverty, low maternity knowledge and/or poor nutrition. This partnership will allow for children whose parents and families are in crisis, to retain their place at the Balga ELC.

Funding for Balga ELC Crisis Support will ensure that children who are at risk will continue to benefit from the ELC, building protective factors and reducing risk factors.

The Foundation will support The Salvation Army’s Balga Early Learning Centre with an initial commitment of 3 years.

For more information, visit the The Salvation Army website.

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