We provide a wide range of support services
Our range of family support programs ensure services are available to support the well-being and nurturing of children and families, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. The programs help enable families to manage life transitions, ensure children are protected and contribute to building stronger, more resilient communities.
SpeakOut4Kids aims to address, educate and respond to the issue of Domestic Violence within the Macleay Valley. It recognises the need for public education and awareness-raising campaigns on Child Protection to focus more on the impact of Domestic Violence on children and how it can affect them in later years.
The SpeakOut4Kids project incorporates:
- Direct delivery of group work programs for women and children impacted by Domestic and Family Violence;
- Provision of smooth referral pathways for children and families to resources, supports and other specialist service providers;
- Public education and community engagement campaign to raise awareness of our shared responsibility in Child Protection.
- Training to staff across a broad section of the family services sector
Staying Home Leaving Violence
One of the reasons women return to violent partners is the difficulty in setting up a new life. Starting over in a new home, new area, new school, and new employment can be too overwhelming for women escaping violent relationships, especially when they have little or no support.
The Staying Home Leaving Violence program aims to prevent homelessness by working with NSW Police to remove the perpetrator from the family home so that women and children can remain safely where they are.
- Safety Audits and Security upgrades
- Long-term Case Management
- Advocacy, support & referral
Phone: (02) 6562 2272 Monday—Friday 9:00am—4:30pm
Funded under the State Government Families NSW Initiative
- 10.00am—12.30pm at the Red Shed, 21 Verge Street
- Offers a culturally appropriate facilitated playgroup for parents and children 0—5 years
- Share a social, playful and craft focused environment
- Guests Speakers from various Community Services speaking on a wide range of topics around parenting issues
Young Parents Worker
Support for young Mums aged 14-25 & their children providing for individualised case management supporting with:
- Liaison with Health Department
- Practical support
- Linkages to continuing education
- Referral and support as identified
- Early Childhood developmental stages
Family Support Worker
Domestic and family violence support, parenting, counseling, housing needs, advocacy with professional or government services and group work.
- Home visiting or Centre based
- Monday—Friday 9.00 am—4:30pm
- Children aged 0—13years
Youth Support Worker
Support for vulnerable young people 12-17 years, their parents and families
- Assist clients in dealing with life situations
- Provide opportunities which increase self esteem and develop communication
- Advocacy on behalf of clients rights and entitlements
- Skill 2 Chill group work
Men in Families Worker
Home visiting or centre based service is available for one to one counselling and partnerships in parenting, for Dad’s with children/child 0-8 years.
- Men in families worker (0-12yrs)
- Father’s support and educational meetings