Program gives mums a break

Pastor Janet Tayler and group facilitator Linda Joye at the launch of the Mums and Minis program. Picture: David Baylisd423947
Pastor Janet Tayler and group facilitator Linda Joye at the launch of the Mums and Minis program. Picture: David Baylisd423947

Mums and Minis is offered by the charity Airport City Community Services Inc at 240 Epsom Avenue in Belmont each fortnight on a Wednesday from 9.30am.

It is open to mothers in the Belmont area and a cr�che allows them to enjoy morning tea, crafts and learn new skills.

The group started last Wednesday, August 6, with 23 women, many of whom were recruited from the charity’s emergency relief list. Most are single mums.

‘In the last year we issued 1500 allocations to men and women,’ charity founder and secretary Pastor Janet Tayler said.

‘About 75 per cent of these were for families. We offer fresh food hampers on Fridays and Coles food vouchers on Thursdays but we are running out of funds.’

A Lotterywest grant for the food vouchers will run out in six weeks, she said. ‘We’ve just been overrun this year.’

She said the M and M’s program was formed to meet a need in the community.

A City of Belmont grant for $5000 helped establish the program.