We will be open from 9-11am on the second Tuesday of every month at the Church of Christ, 119 Currey St, Roma. Membership is free and families can borrow 3 sets of toys per month. Come and enjoy!
The Roma Toy Library, offers families of all income levels free access to a library of high-quality educational toys on loan to children aged 0-5 years.
We accept donations of good used toys, ranging from wooden toys to outdoor gross motor toys. Categories include sand play, water play, musical play, pretend play, pretend play (eg animal figurines, doll houses, dress up clothes, pretend food), outdoor gross motor play (eg tricycles, see-saws, skipping rope), fine motor play (eg threading wooden beads, wooden blocks), play with words (eg finger puppets, themed puzzles).
General guidelines for donated toys:
Monetary donations can also be made at https://www.gofundme.com/roma-toy-library.
If you can help with any of the above, we would be so grateful! Please contact Nat Cooksley on 0448177797 or on the Roma Toy Library Facebook page.
The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has approved funding of $1.5 Million per annum until March 2021 for Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Qld Ltd to operate the new “Safe Connections” program to help community organisations better support people experiencing domestic and family violence and sexual violence across south west Queensland.
From July 2018 “Safe Connections” domestic and family violence program will be offered in Charleville, Cunnamulla, Roma and St George and surrounding districts providing practical support, referral, home safety and court support.
Safe Connections will also provide counselling and support to women and children affected by domestic violence. It will also provide court-based support and information to aggrieved and respondents who attend court for domestic and family violence matters.
Safe Connections will be providing direct support services as well as working closely with local well established service providers to ensure that a strong multi-agency response to issues of domestic and family violence and sexual violence is provided.
Safe Connections will be sub-contracting private counsellor/psychologist to provide therapeutic interventions to adults and children experiencing domestic violence.
Safe Connections will work with the victims and the perpetrators to ensure a holistic approach to addressing domestic and family violence issues in South West Queensland.
A strong partnership between government and non-government organisations, and the commitment of the community as–a-whole is needed to make a real and sustained progress in preventing domestic and family violence.
Domestic and Family Violence Support Practitioner (DFVSP)
The DFV Support Practitioners will be the first point of contact for victims who require domestic and family violence or sexual violence support. This will include providing direct support services as well as working closely with local service providers to ensure a strong multi-agency response to domestic and family violence and sexual violence is provided.
The DFV Support Practitioners will be central to a client’s journey through the service system acting as service navigators and key conduits for information sharing.
The DFVSP will ensure the following service responses are provided:
To support direct service delivery, the DFV Support Practitioner role will also be required to:
Support Practitioner – Ruth Moran
M: 0448 003 760
For more information:
P: (07) 4620 4000
Children & Parenting Programs – Facilitated by a team of Social Workers. This service has been designed to provide early intervention support for families with children from ages 0 – 12. The service provides In-Home Support and runs groups for parents, children and families. We also support the local area to enhance the sense of a child and family friendly community.
For more information:
P: (07) 4620 4000
Commonwealth Bank Domestic & Family Violence Emergency Assistance Package
You may have access to:
Our Domestic & Family Violence Emergency Assistance package is available for current CommBank customers, aged 16 years and above in any partnership or family situation.
For more information click here.