Every child deserves the right to a safe and happy childhood

Parkerville Children and Youth Care is a not for profit organisation, who for the past 110 years, has provided protection and care for the most vulnerable children and youth in our community.

“Datacom identified Parkerville and the importance of its work with troubled kids as integral to a healthy society and we are pleased that we have been part of the journey that supports these troubled children to adjust. We look forward to continuing to support the ongoing success of the Parkerville programs,” said Basil Lenzo, Datacom Systems, Director, W.A

Parkerville’s core business remains the care and treatment of the “high needs child”, many of whom have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours. While out-of-home care for children and youth remains Parkerville’s core business, the organisation has grown to offer valuable outreach services and programmes to the wider community. In the last five years, Parkerville has increased its capacity to provide services from just 200 to 1800 children a year.

Parkerville’s programmes have an emphasis on individualised care to meet the needs of each and every child or adolecent. The organisation strives to make a positive difference to the lives of all children and youth who come into their care.

Datacom identified Parkerville’s important role in supporting abused children in 2008 and has been closely involved in the development and expansion of the charity ever since. Both from a personal investment level, with staff volunteering assistance at key charity events, through to donations and financial sponsorship, Datacom has provided a high level of community and in-kind support.

“One in four girls and one in six boys will be abused before they reach 18 years, 90% of them know the perpetrator. Datacom walks alongside us in giving hope to those who have suffered at the hands of trusted adults. They have been on this journey throughout our expansion and their corporate philanthropy and advocacy has been integral to our success.”

Basil Hanna - CEO, Parkerville Children and Youth Care