ParentsNext supporting families every step of the way

Shiana has been working hard to achieve her dream of becoming a Lawyer and she’s well on her way! Through the ParentsNext program she’s received tailored support and guidance and has put her plans into action, finding work, starting study and smashing her goals. As a mum of three, it hasn’t always been an easy journey balancing being a parent and building the life she wants.

I would never have imagined I would be in the position I am in today!

Shiana, ParentsNext customer

When we first met Shiana in 2019, she dreamt of a better life for herself and her children. She wanted to find work – and one day study to become a Lawyer – but she didn’t know where to start and was looking for some extra support. She was also in a difficult relationship and had unstable housing which was causing a lot of stress. Things escalated and as a result, she and her two children could no longer stay.

After being kicked out of the house they were living in, she called her ParentsNext Coach, Kiriana, who immediately took Shiana and her kids out for milkshakes where they created a plan to access emergency accommodation and essential items – a big relief to know she had somewhere safe to stay with her family.

Fast forward and now a mum of three after welcoming a baby boy, Shiana has been employed since February 2022 and is enjoying the financial security her job brings and learning more skills to open up future job opportunities. She is also well on her way to becoming a Lawyer, enrolling in Certificate III in Legal Studies. Through our ParentsNext program we were able to provide funding for a laptop, so Shiana can complete her studies from home flexibly.

The ParentsNext program has helped me with my wellbeing, and career choices. I have been brought out of my comfort zone, and I now believe I can achieve things that I want to do in life.

Shiana, ParentsNext customer

We’re so thrilled to be able to support Shiana to achieve her goals and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next. ParentsNext provides practical and tailored support for parents to help them develop their skills and achieve their goals. Ready to take the next step? Check out our ParentsNext page for more info or give our team a call on 1300 139 920 to find out more.


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