How Your Gift Helps
Since the introduction of newborn hearing screening in South Australia in 2005 the demand for Cora Barclay Centre services has grown steadily. In 2013 over 65% of families with a child newly diagnosed with a hearing impairment chose the Cora Barclay Centre for their therapy and support. This is wonderful as it means more and more children who are deaf or hearing impaired are gaining access to a world of sound. However, in order to meet the demand for our service the Centre must continue to grow, both in terms of the physical size of our premises and the number of expert staff we employ.
At present the Cora Barclay Centre receives approximately 58% of our annual operating budget from the state government. The donations we receive each year go towards ensuring the continuation of all of our programs for children who are deaf and hearing impaired. This includes Early Intervention, Student Services and WHISPA and CHAMPS, with donors having the option to target their donation to a specific program if they wish.
The Centre is extremely grateful for the many donations we receive each year from trusts, foundation, organisations and individuals. Without these donations we would not be able to keep our long term promise to South Australian families that we will never charge for our core services and we will never place any family who needs our help on a waiting list.
Your gift to the Cora Barclay Centre ensures that children who are deaf and hearing impaired have no limits in life. To see the real difference you make in the lives of children who are deaf and hearing impaired please take some time to read through our outcomes and meet some of our families.