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Cahoots prides itself on providing the highest quality care, through supporting our participants to grow their independence, develop social skills and have a whole lot of fun! Through our generous supporters, loyal families and donors, we have been able to provide a great number of opportunities to young West Aussies. Cahoots diverse services have helped over 2000 vulnerable Western Australians who face exceptional challenges. Cahoots delivers over 40 camps and 140 day programs annually, to service our 300+ participants.  

Caring for a young person with a disability can impact the family’s relationships and wellbeing. Research has shown poorer physical and mental health for parents of children with a disability, particularly mothers. Therefore, it is not uncommon for divorce rates to be higher, with families’ resources stretched thin and limited time to access additional resources.  

Creating respite opportunities for families and carers, whilst giving a young person the chance to experience more joy, can make a significant difference! Annually, Cahoots provides approximately 35,000 hours of respite to families who need it most. 

Our Social Impact

What we achieved in 2022/23

Selected Locations

Each location has been risk assessed to ensure greater participation. All locations have toilets. 

 

144

Programs Delivered

1596

Participant Bookings

20,000

Volunteer Hours

41

Camps

44

High Support Participants

35,000

Respite Hours

Our Supporters

Making our life changing work possible.

Families Supported By Cahoots

Mikayla

Cahoots has helped Mikayla in so many ways I couldn’t even begin to describe it. One of the biggest ones is being socially appropriate in environment outside the home. That has been the biggest help for me. As now I can take her out, and she knows how to behave not only appropriately but safely. Also interacting with other children naturally she is not a sociable person and this is helped her to socialise with children her own age. It’s also helped her with her balance and gross motor skills with arts and craft and the activities that you do. For example bowling and parks.

Bronwyn

Thank you for taking Bronwyn to Melbourne, she hasn't stopped talking about it! She has crossed another place off her map of future travels (believe me, it's a big list!!), and told many stories about the fun she had. For me, this has been the highlight and warms my soul every time I think about it.
She gave her little sister a pep talk where she told her, “you just have to face your fear and do things sometimes, as I did in Melbourne, I went out on the sky deck and did the chair ride with Shelley, I was scared but you have to face your fears, you can't let it hold you back.”
Bronwyn loves attending camp with Cahoots, she has the best time. Thank you for all the fun and adventures you send her on. She loves living life and wants to experience everything, we appreciate you helping that happen for her.

Siblings Alexandra and Andrew

“Alexandra has just been on the most recent teens camp last weekend and loved it, plus she made a friend!!! So happy for her and she really wants to attend again. Andrew loved the camp as well and can’t wait to come back!” - Mum Rikki

Anonymous volunteer

I just want to say thank you to you and the whole Cahoots team for giving me the opportunity to volunteer on the camps. I really enjoyed the young adults camp and had an amazing time.I am still new in the industry. This gave me a great learning experience, and I will carry my knowledge on.
Thank you again for everything and for all you have provided.

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