Annual Review 2012 - 13
How we helped families in 2012
The needs of children are made known to us through the advice of community health professionals and direct contact, and following that advice our aim is to be pro-active by providing assistance that will prevent a crisis and give immediate support. We receive referrals from families who are coping with challenges of children born with disabilities and high health needs for whom we provide on-going assistance. Other families receive financial assistance as a short term intervention.
In the last 12 months ’til the end of March 2013, the Jassy Dean Trust spent a total of $19,013.45 assisting Waiheke families with unwell children. This amount included support in the following areas:
Direct Family Assistance
- General financial support with expenses for families with a chronically unwell child
- Support with travel expenses to and from medical appointments/hospital stays
- Chiropractic and osteopathy treatment for children and infants
- Assistance for an unwell child to attend school camp
- Alterations to a vehicle to enable easier access for a disabled child
- Paying for psychological testing for children
- Enabling children to attend music therapy classes
- Prescription glasses for a child
- Hoist equipment for a van
- Providing parents with a ferry ticket and cash when their child is unexpectedly admitted to hospital in an emergency.
'Fill The Gap' Initative
In 2013, we aim to fill the gap with children's needs. If you know a family who is struggling with a child's medical wellbeing that requires support in any way or know of other 'gaps' that we could help with on the island, please let us know by picking up an application form from any of the local medical or health centres or completing our online application.