MyMob press release 30.09.19

MyMob Press Release

“The Phone hasn’t stopped!” MyMob app users demand funding be reinstated!

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday September 29th, entitled ‘Judges

mandate app for separated parents” about our family community app, MyMob used by

families, including separated families, to communicate with their children and for parents to

share information with one another in a safer, transparent and non-reactive space. The

article points out that Stepfamilies Australia and drummond street have been forced to

decommission the app unless there is government or philanthropic funding to support the

necessary technical upgrades to keep it operating.

“The phone hasn’t stopped! We’ve been inundated with concerns that the app is untenable

in its current form and want to know how they can support MyMob’s sustainability.” says

Karen Field, CEO of Stepfamilies Australia and drummond street services.

Karen continues “Members of the community have asked if they can donate money to us to

keep the app going? This support is welcome, but even though it is not a typical ‘bricks and

mortar’ type service, being virtual, it should be supported by ongoing government funding.

Governments give funding to big tech companies but still seem slow in recognising how

technology can augment direct services. MyMob gives families access to information and

support, as well as their ability to manage their own communication and parenting

obligations, outside the business hours of services”.

Government and the community need to do more to ensure access and services need to fit

into how families want to access information and support now”.

“As a not-for-profit organisation it’s a hard situation to be in. We really want to keep this app

available, as we know it fulfils a need for some many children and their family arrangements,

and its potential for separated parents. However, it is simply about not having enough money

to keep up! Without it, we have to call it quits. It’s deeply upsetting.”

The app has features for family members to stay in touch in a child-friendly way that supports

child safety. It has filters to safeguard children and parents from negative communications

and allows children to share what’s happening in their life, irrespective where their parents

live. It’s is interactive and allowing parents and children to share special moments in coparenting

or shared parenting arrangements.

With a significant number of MyMob users asked to use this app as a result of a court order,

along with families wanting a good communication tool in their day to day lives it’s proves

there is a significant need for such an app to continue. We would love to see some financial

support from government and philanthropists to keep MyMob available to Australian

children and families.

For comment or for more information please call 03 9663 6733

 

Location: Carlton

Delivery Mode

training

Date & Time

Wednesday 16 October 2019

9.15am to 12.30pm

Venue

drummond street services 100 drummond street, Carlton

Delivery Mode

Group

Date & Time

Saturday 8th of February

9.30am-4.30pm

Venue

drummond st services- 100 Drummond st Carlton 3053

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Group

Date & Time

Saturday 21st of March

9.30am-4.30pm

Venue

drummond st services- 100 Drummond st Carlton 3053

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Group

Date & Time

Saturday 30th of May

9.30am-4.30pm

Venue

drummond st services- 100 Drummond st Carlton 3053

Delivery Mode

Group

Date & Time

Saturday 25th of July

9.30am-4.30pm

Venue

drummond st services- 100 Drummond st Carlton 3053

Delivery Mode

Group

Date & Time

Saturday 5th of September

9.30am-4.30pm

Venue

drummond st services- 100 Drummond st Carlton 3053

Delivery Mode

Group

Date & Time

Saturday 28th of November

9.30am-4.30pm

Venue

drummond st services- 100 Drummond st Carlton 3053

Delivery Mode

Training (limit 24 participants)

Date & Time

Thursday 4 April 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

9 am – 1.30 pm

Venue

drummond street services 100 drummond street, Carlton

Location: Coburg

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session

Date & Time

Friday, 21st February

10am-1pm

Venue

upstairs at 368 Sydney Rd, Coburg (enter from Harding st next to Telstra shop)

Delivery Mode

Group

Date & Time

Thursdays 20th of February until 26th of March

9.30am - 11.30am

Venue

drummond st services Coburg office- 368 Sydney Rd Coburg 3058 Enter on Harding Street Take the lift to level 1

Location: Collingwood

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group

Date & Time

Every Tuesday

From 10am during school terms

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Perry Street Park

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group

Date & Time

Thursdays

11am to 12pm

Venue

Perry Park Collingwood office

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Group

Date & Time

Wednesdays 12th of February until 18th of March

12.30-15.00 pm

Venue

North Richmond Community Health Centre- 23 Lennox St Richmond

Location: Epping

Delivery Mode

Group

Date & Time

Tuesday 18th of February until 24th of March

10am - 12pm

Venue

Orchard Rd Community & Early Learning Centre- Corner Orchard Rd & Patience Avenue Doreen

Delivery Mode

Group

Date & Time

Friday 7th of February 2020 until Friday 12th of June 2020

10 am- 12 pm

Venue

Epping Community Services Hub: 713 High St Epping

Location: Wyndham

Delivery Mode

Seminar

Date & Time

Wednesday 12th of February

1.30 pm

Venue

Tarneit Community Learning Centre- 150 Sunset Views Boulevard Tarneit, VIC 3029