What’s in a name?
Family means different things to different people. “Family” can be much broader than a biological or nuclear family unit.
A family can be the communities in which we live, participate in, or identify with. This includes; online, social goups, sporting, church, school and work communities.
Some people have their families of choice and others experience a sense of family by being understood and connected to others. We deliberately included the word “family” in our name so that we would be seen as providing more than financial assistance and support, but also social welfare support services.
While Shepparton Family and Financial services and Bendigo Family and Financial Services are one organisation – we felt that it was important for each agency to contain its geographical name in order to demonstrate our commitment to both regional communities and taking into account that Bendigo and Shepparton are unique communities.