Meet Susan

“Hi, I’m Susan and I have lived in the Northern Rivers for over 20 years. I have raised three beautiful sons who are the driving force of all I aspire to be.

I grew up in Broken Hill, a small isolated mining town in far west NSW and know the value of positive communities who look out for each other.  During my chidhood, my mother passed away when I was thirteen years of age and I was gratefully supported by extended friends and family whilst I navigated my journey through grief and loss. I hold dear these strong connections of belonging to create pathways of hope and trust, and supporting me to make positive choices in my life.

I have had the privilege of working in various fields including disability, advocacy, homelessness and domestic and family violence and it is this knowledge that has laid the foundation for my work with families. These experiences have given me greater understanding of diversity and inclusivity, understanding people’s rights and ensuring individuals have a voice whilst always supporting people to pursue their own dreams and goals.

My favourite mantra is “Life is not always about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s learning to dance in the rain”.  Whilst I have had my fair share of rain-dancing throughout my life, I have no regrets as each one has taught me resilience, compassion and making a meaningful difference for myself and others.

Finally, I believe people and opportunities come into your life for a reason, and whilst you may not recognise the purpose immediately, when you are ready, the benefits can be life changing!”

 Assessments

Assessments

We can offer highly skilled and independent assessors to complete Relative Kinship Carer Assessments as well as Relative Kinship Carer reviews.

Family Group Conferencing

Family Group Conferencing

One Future are an approved Family Group Conference (FGC) provider, specialising in Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal FGC's.

Pregnancy Family Conferencing

Pregnancy Family Conferencing

One Future are an approved Pregnancy Family Conference (PFC) provider. Our staff are certified and skilled to offer independent facilitation for PFC's.

Cultural Supports

Cultural Supports

One Future acknowledges and values the importance that connection to culture, family, community and country has in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples