On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, YouthCARE chaplain Christell Lotriet runs a pop-up cafe serving afternoon tea to parents as they wait to pick up their children at Singleton Primary School.
“The café creates a sense of belonging for carers of students that attend the school. They feel valued and looked after.
Carers who are new to the school have the opportunity to make friends and get more information in a relaxed environment.
They have a space to connect with others – on the school grounds – that is especially designed for them. And they also have easy access to me, should they need support or help,” said Christell.