VBEC spotlight business: Mid-Coast Family Services
The Victoria Business and Education Coalition is recognizing businesses that have shown a commitment to volunteering in Victoria schools.
Mid-Coast Family Services has been around since 1991 and has 65 contractors. The company provides services to victims of family violence, homelessness and substance abuse.
This year their goal is to change to their primary funding contracts in the upcoming funding cycle.
Mid-Coast Family Services explains why the organization wants to give back:
Why do you feel it is important to be involved in our educational system?
Education is the future. If we fail in our education system industry, innovation and social sectors are also affected.
In what ways have you been a volunteer for the educational community?
A daily presence in the Victoria school district as well as the surrounding counties. Mentoring, education, arts enrichment and service work have all been part of our experience.
How has being an active volunteer in the educational community helped your business or yourself, if any?
It is always personally rewarding to volunteer with kids. When kids win, we all win. They are the future of agencies and businesses. Often the volunteer "grows" as much as the child as well.