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.


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


  • 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


  • 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 a 55KB Word Document or a 230kb Referral_Form_FSN.pdf

You can download an 800KB PDF copy of our Child Youth & Family Support brochure.

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

Christmas Day public holiday
  Mon 25th - Tue 26th Dec/2017
    12:00 am - 12:00 am

Boxing Day public holiday
  Tue 26th - Wed 27th Dec/2017
    12:00 am - 12:00 am

New Year's Day holiday.
  Mon 1st - Tue 2nd Jan/2018
    12:00 am - 12:00 am

Triple P
  Tue 13th Feb/2018
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Engaging Adolescents
  Thu 15th Feb/2018
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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