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Dec 2015

In this issue

  • BUSINESS LUNCHEON RAISES MUCH NEEDED FUNDS
    FHT’s major annual fund-raiser, the Cuningham Taylor Business Lunch, raised nearly $20,000 on 8 October.
  • EASI GOING STRONG
    FHT’s new EASI reporting and monitoring software went live in March. Among other things, EASI gives the social work team support in their database and case management. As with any new system, it took time for all FHT social workers to become experts, though most have mastered it now. They report that having all the client information at their fingertips when talking on the phone or writing a report is a big benefit.
  • CHRISTCHURCH HIPPYS THRIVING
    HIPPY is giving an ever-increasing number of Christchurch children the skills they need to start school successfully.
  • CHRISTMAS ANGELS
    Scenic Hotel Group has again generously supplied Christmas gifts for FHT and HIPPY families as part of the Christmas Angels initiative. Hundreds of gift baskets were custom-packed for our families to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of our families through the year.

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June 2015

In this issue

  • EVALUATION IDENTIFIES SUCCESS FACTORS
    Over its 25 year history FHT has commissioned five independent evaluation studies to verify its service effectiveness...
  • HORNBY WELCOMES CHRISTCHURCH’S THIRD HIPPY
    Kim Strange is co-ordinator of FHT’s third HIPPY programme. Based at Gilberthorpe Primary School’s ex-dental surgery, Hornby HIPPY caters for up to 40 families with pre-school children, with Kim working alongside part-time HIPPY tutors Danielle Hide, Jen Muir and Jaya Pathirana...
  • ‘EASI’ WAY TO MEASURE SUCCESS
    FHT’s recently commissioned on-line caseload reporting and monitoring system, EASI, is now in use for the majority of families in the Trust’s care...
  • ALLIANCE PROGRESSING TOWARDS CO-LOCATION
    In 2012 FHT joined a number of likeminded local agencies to create an alliance to more eff ectively address family violence and child abuse...
  • MICHAEL TAKES ON NEWLY CREATED FHT ROLE
    FHT has appointed Michael O’Dempsey to fill the new role of Practice Supervisor...

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December 2014

In this issue

  • EVALUATION HIGHLIGHTS FHT SUCCESS
    Preliminary findings from an evaluation of FHT provide useful insight into future opportunities for the Trust. 
  • BUSINESS GENEROSITY BOOSTS FUNDS
    FHT’s major annual fund-raising event was held this year on 4 September. 
  • HIPPY HELPING AMANDA AND KAYDEN DEVELOP LOVE OF LEARNING
    Amanda and her four-year-old son Kayden are in their first year of the HIPPY programme at Hoon Hay, with tutor Danielle. 
  • HIPPY EXTENDS TO THIRD CHRISTCHURCH SITE
    With Christchurch’s first HIPPY, at Hoon Hay, just completing its second year and the Aranui HIPPY approaching the end of its first, a new HIPPY, in Hornby, is set to start in early 2015. 
  • CHRISTMAS ANGELS
    For the past three years Scenic Hotel Group has contributed Christmas gifts for FHT families as part of the Christmas Angels initiative.

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May 2014

In this issue

  • Visit to Canada highlights prison programme
  • New sponsor named for 'Food for Thought'
  • Aranui HIPPY underway
  • ehaviour programme gaining positive results

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December 2013

In this issue

  • FHT wins Champion Canterbury Award
  • Business People give generously at annual luncheon
  • Local alliance will integrate family violence services
  • Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust funding secured to continue our Vulnerable Families programme
  • Staff profile -Leigh Mitchell

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May 2013

In this issue

  • Two new Board appointees
  • Aranui is to host new HIPPY programme
  • Funding received for post earthquake behavioural programme
  • Rata and John's story
  • Staff profile - Dawn Jefferies

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December 2012

In this issue

  • White Paper provides Positive Signs
  • HIPPY providing families with a flying start
  • Ball proceeds most welvome
  • Charlotte's story
  • Business community shows support for Trust
  • Christy joins FHT team

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April 2012

In this issue:

  • Rotary Ball benefits FHT 2012
  • FHT submission on Green Paper
  • David Armstrong - thanks
  • Judith Miller resigns - thanks for your work
  • Client family success story

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