Time for Kids has been transforming the lives of disadvantaged children and young people for almost 60 years, by matching them in lasting, family-like relationships with volunteer carers and mentors that change their life direction and outcomes. The potential of this program has been limited only by the size of our organisation.
Since early 2015, the Time for Kids Board worked to develop a long-term strategy to expand delivery of our programs to the many thousands of South Australian children who are in need of our help. We developed this strategy in a time of rapid change for Australia’s not for profit sector. Organisations that thrive in this external environment will be those with the scale and assets required to maintain their position; or, those like Time for Kids that are capable of innovation and adaptability and have a willingness to create opportunities and drive their own future.
Whilst Time for Kids approached this task from a position of unprecedented levels of financial strength, we were unwilling to rest on our laurels and hope that the future would take care of itself. Instead, we gave ourselves the challenge of taking control of this future through bold strategy and strong leadership.
Following an extended period of modelling and review, the Time for Kids Board determined that a successful merger with another South Australian-led not for profit would provide the best long-term opportunity to achieve the scale, resources and capacity that we need to continue meeting our goal of building bright futures for the children we serve.
We are delighted to announce that as of 1 December 2018, Time for Kids merged with Relationships Australia SA.
We remain committed to continuing those programs for which we have become well-known and trusted under the Time for Kids banner, and will always ensure that every dollar donated to Time for Kids programs is invested in changing the lives of children in need through high quality service delivery.