We acknowledge the support received from our wonderful referral organisations, we couldn’t do what we do without them!
SSFI partners with credible referral organisations who have been operating in the community for many years. These organisations and their representatives are front facing, working alongside families who are experiencing hardship and fiscal barriers. They have existing relationships with families/whanau and can identify children that are about to start school.
Each referral organisation is contacted by one of our team who outlines our process and criteria. Our referrers then identify eligible children and submit a referral.
We recognise that families do not need a another service layer connecting with their family unit. Our team deliver the School Starter Packs to the referral organisation who delivers it to the family on our behalf. SSFI operates on a high trust model and this collaboration continues to be be successful.
If you are an organisation working with families in material hardship and want to work with us, please email us and we will be in touch.