Through our three pillars of support, we help families to:

Connect

Connect with other families for social and emotional support and provide expert guidance and navigation to find the right services and supports for their child.

 

Learn

Learn by providing families with tools and resources to build their knowledge and confidence as a parent and to advocate effectively on behalf of their child and family.

 

Be heard

Be heard by presenting the collective voice of parents and caregivers to policy-makers and key decision-makers on issues that are important to them.

 

Our experienced Peer Navigation team all have lived experience of caring for a child with disability.

They have extensive knowledge of the health, disability and education systems and can help families find the answers they’re looking for to best support the needs of their child.

With more than 35 years of operation, firstly as Kalparrin and now as Kiind, we are well-known and widely-respected in the disability sector. We are valued and trusted by those we support and considered a vital link for families trying to find and connect with one another, navigate the complex world of disability and secure the support they need to help their children and their families thrive.

Kiind is not an NDIS provider and all services provided remain free-of charge.

Our impact 2021/22

5,620

Families supported with 11 new families joining Kiind on average each week.

1,059

Families received one-on-one, individualised planning and support.

4,580

Members connected with one another online each week.

157

Families joined an eight-week parent support group with professional guest speakers.

500+

Inclusive activities, events and opportunities were offered to families.

2,200

Members were able to buy, sell, donate or exchange disability-related aids and equipment.

Our mission, vision and values

  • Vision An inclusive society where all children and families reach their full potential.
  • Mission
    To walk with families, amplify their voices and empower them with the knowledge and connections they need to advocate successfully for their children and their families.
  • Values
    • We have a soul.
    • We collaborate and connect.
    • We bring hope and empower.
    • We are for every child and family.

Key documents

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About us

Kiind supports thousands of families each year by providing practical assistance, emotional support, connection to other families and help to find the most appropriate services and supports for children and their families.

Strategic Plan

Our aim is to assist more families by scaling parts of our business model, upgrading our infrastructure, leveraging technology and investing in our people.

 

Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change outlines the planning, participation, adaptive management and evaluation methods that we will use to achieve our organisational strategic intentions.