CHILDREN with special needs at a St Clair after school hours care centre could have nowhere to go, unless $90,000 is found.
St Marys District Baptist Church Out of School Hours Care looks after 32 children with ADHD, anxiety disorders and autism.
"But we only receive funding for five workers at the minimum wage," the centre's assistant director and behavioural therapist, Daniel Harris, said. "We receive $49,000 but it costs us $135,000."
Mr Harris tried appealing to Prime Minister Julia Gillard when she visited the region last week.
"I was on a Sunrise forum on the Monday," he said.
Without additional funding, children could lose vital services.
Mr Harris said the $90,000 deficit meant the centre could not invest in its other services, such as its bus service to and from schools.
He said the centre provided benefits beyond after hours care.
"If we have to turn away these 32 children there's nowhere else for them to go," he said.
The Star contacted McMahon MP Chris Bowen's office for comment and is awaiting a response.