Family jumping into waterProvides parenting support, education, home visits, group programs, information, resources, advocacy and referral for families in Lismore local government area with dependent children 0-17 years old.  Our Family Workers recognise the uniqueness of each family and offers emotional and practical assistance to families seeking extra support and information to strengthen and maintain parenting and family relationships.

WHO DO WE ASSIST?

All families with dependent children in the Lismore area. With priority being given to …

  • Families with children 0-17 years
  • Young parents
  • Aboriginal families
  • Families from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Families with same sex parents
  • Parents with special needs
  • Socially & physically isolated families

WHY DO FAMILIES COME TO FAMILY SUPPORT?

  • For information about local services and resources
  • For assistance to contact other services
  • To strengthen parenting knowledge and skills
  • To enhance family relationships and functioning
  • To connect with other  families and the community

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • Confidential individual and family sessions with an experienced Family Worker.
  • Information and practical assistance so families are able to make contact with other services such as childcare, legal advice, housing, employment, health, specialist counselling.
  • Parenting and support groups.
  • Help with information around your child’s behaviour and development.
  • Assistance with budgeting and home management.

A link to our referral form is here as an 800kb Word Document

You can download CYFS Program Brochure 700 KB pdf 

Client feedback:

"Good to have adult communication; good to get information, tools and new ways to manage situations with children. Home visits were useful."

 

Coming Events

Start Together Babies Group
  Tue 30th Jan/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

South Lismore Playgroup
  Wed 31st Jan/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Start Together Babies Group
  Thu 1st Feb/2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

South Lismore Playgroup
  Fri 2nd Feb/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Start Together Babies Group
  Tue 6th Feb/2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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