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SPARK Resource Centre Inc –


Ms Kristy Detmar
Phone: (08) 8212 3255
Fax: (08) 8212 3266
Email: spark@sparkresourcecentre.org.au
Website: sparkresourcecentre.org.au


213 Gouger Street

Postal Address

PO Box 10,218
Gouger Street

SPARK aims to resource sole parents through information, counselling, practical support and self help strategies in a community setting to promote positive participation by sole parents in family life, in the work place and in the wider community. SPARK aims to promote and foster understanding and acceptance of sole parents and their children by the community in order that they may be free from economic, legal and social discrimination.

The Intent of SPARK Resource Centre Inc:

Services and Assistance
Baby Bundles (3 months and younger)
Counselling and Information on
Child Sexual Abuse
Domestic Violence
Grief, or death of a partner
Keeping the child
Personal Difficulties
Welfare Rights and Advocacy

Education and Personal development Courses
(availability dependent on funding)
Peaceful, non-violent parenting
Therapy and Discussion Groups
Basic Counselling and Communication Skills

Publications and Resource Library

Health Agencies
Childcare Agencies
Legal, housing and vocational guidance

Second-hand clothing

Emergency Relief and Financial Assistance (when avialable)

Recent Accomplishments of SPARK Resource Centre Inc:

Kath Silard, our Director was recently awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her work in the community especially with sole parents and children.
Kath has also written three books (2 on parenting and 1 on relationships) and a booklet on stopping smoking.
At Christmas we hold a party which is very popular with the sole parent community. It is a chance to socialise with other parents and children. We provide a bbq and the children recieve presents from Mother Christmas.