You can take an active role in contributing to growing a more inclusive, connected society. We work with partners to foster a culture of inclusion in their organisation, or to expand the Social Network to their area.
The Befriend approach draws upon the evidence base from around the world on social inclusion, the value and importance of relationships, effective approaches for supporting the development of relationships and community connections, tools and techniques for supporting the development of social competencies, and guidance on how to navigate social dynamics and facilitate ties within communities.
Befriend professional development engagements integrate the theoretical background and evidence-based approaches with 7 years of local experience as a leading local innovator, working with individuals, organisations, business and government in the WA community to build social capital locally.
As a local mission-driven organisation, Befriend is committed to working whole-heartedly with organisations in pursuit of its mission. Befriend’s niche focus on facilitating the development of natural relationships and community connections is underpinned by our strong academic background and value for evidence-based practice, combined with our culture of innovation, and our practical, participatory, capacity-building approaches. We strongly value collaboration, and desire to work with organisations who share our value for organisational humility and lifelong learning. One of our key strengths is our ability to empathise with the experience of people, taking a grounded approach to deeply understanding complex issues, and developing simple, practical, human-centred solutions.
We love to partner with organisations to nurture inclusive values and equip community service workers with contemporary knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and practical skills to facilitate connections. Find out more Here.
Befriend is committed to working in partnership with local government authorities, funders, philanthropic foundations and local communities to support the localised development of inclusive, connected communities in all areas. Find out more Here.