Kummara and Infinity Community Solutions (KICS) is a family support service that was founded in October 2017. KICS Family Support Service is a partnership program between Kummara, a community controlled organisation which was founded in 1999 and Infinity Community Services which was established in 2017.
KICS Family Support Service provides early intervention for vulnerable families in Brisbane South and South West. With the Government providing a lot more attention and funding into early intervention, KICS has an important role in supporting vulnerable families.
According to Team Leader Damiet Claessens, KICS Family Support Service is driven to create positive outcomes for the families they support. “We work through a ‘partnership’ approach which basically means we place ourselves next to family and follow their lead. The families are the experts in their own lives and we are here to listen, make sense, support and empower them” explains Damiet “Ultimately our clients are in charge and we work to support what they need to get to where they want to be as a family”.
KICS staff take their time to build rapport with the families they support to build trust from which a solid base for change grows from. Families working with KICS can be assured that they will be working with non-judgemental, appropriately qualified staff.
Consent, respect and a genuine approach are just some of the expectations KICS provide for their clients. “We provide skilled, creative and hard-working professionals with a passion for creating positive outcomes for families and children and partner with other valuable organisations to set up set up in-home support services for families” says Damiet.
“KICS Family Support is really making a difference in the lives of many families in our community, providing an important service for families that come from a culturally and linguistically diverse background”
KICS Family Support Services provides a range of in-home, group and community supports. These programs are offered to families on the Southside of Brisbane and families can either self-refer or be referred by Family and Child Care Connect (FACC).
To learn more about KICS programs visit their website.