The Heart of Love Foundation (HLF) and it’s subsidiaries work with numerous organisations Australia wide and overseas to carry out it’s humanitarian projects. Here is a glimpse of some of the local organisations we work with.
Health in Kind has been providing free medical and dental services to Murwillumbah and surrounding villages for 3 years. The provision of these free services means that no-one needs to miss out on care and/or medical advice because of their income. This is important for many families and individuals, particularly since the devastating floods of 2017 left many in financial hardship. Health in Kind doesn’t specifically target low income people. This means that there is no stigma associated with accessing the care and support provided.
I love the creativity Health in Kind uses to reach out to families and individuals. They’re often seen popping up at community events. More recently they’ve been exploring ways of expanding their reach to families with young children through pre-schools and creative partnerships in the community. We look forward to seeing Health in Kind’s footprint in our community expand in to the future.
Carmen Stewart, Founder - Thrive 2484 & It Takes a Town
I would like to pass on my thanks and heartfelt appreciation to Health in Kind for supporting Guyahyn – our Aboriginal Early Childhood Project, The Kinship Festival and The Tweed Closing The Gap day.
Health in Kind provided relevant, personalized and detailed health information to parents at our playgroup and to the entire community through the Kinship Festival and The Closing The Gap Day.
Having health professionals visit cultural community events allows community members to ask questions and get health and well-being advice in an informal environment. Health In Kind also provided ‘back to school’ health checks at Murwillumbah Community Centre in 2017 for vulnerable and isolated families.
Lara Bennett, Indigenous Programs Coordinator, Aboriginal Family Support - Murwillumbah Community Centre
You and your supporters have been assisting Toogoolawa School in many ways for many years. Since I started here in 2006 your group has been involved in all of our working bees. Your volunteers.have supported our disengaged boys in the classroom with life skills and tutoring as well as Home Economics and Gardening. Our school community can’t thank you enough for your kindness and perseverance.
Gerry Moloney, Principal, The Toogoolawa School - Ormeau QLD
Health in Kind came to our festival. They provided a free dental and medical clinic which consisted of dental and health checks for community. They flew in a team of GP’s, dentists, a cardiologist and a mental health clinician from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for the event. We connected them with Bugalwena Service to collaborate with and support in follow-up. This was an amazing addition to the festival and it was heartwarming for our committee to connect with this group who are passionate about providing free health care to Indigenous communities.
Danielle Dyall, The Kinship Festival (Murwillumbah) – an annual Families Week event