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CatholicCare Inner West Family Support

CatholicCare Inner West Family Support provides assistance to families experiencing difficulties with stress, which impact on their ability to parent their children.

What is the CatholicCare Inner West Family Support program?

CatholicCare Inner West Family Support provides assistance to families experiencing difficulties with stress, which impact on their ability to parent their children. These issues may include;

  • domestic violence
  • drug and alcohol misuse
  • isolation
  • breakdown of relationships and other problems that can result in parenting difficulties.

The program aims to increase the use of positive parenting practices, strengthen the relationship between parents and children, improve knowledge about local services and expand parents’ supportive social networks.

Case Management

Family Support is provided in a number of ways to meet the individual needs of the family. This can be through home visits, centre based contact, information sharing, referrals to other services, general counselling, group work and advocacy activities.

Support can be short term including one off or between three to six months.

Groups

Parenting and Practical Skills groups are run throughout the year. These include:

123 Magic and Emotion Coaching, Triple P, Circle of Security, Bringing Up Great Kids, Money Minded, Stress Management etc.

Groups can be run in English, as well as Arabic and Vietnamese.

Activities and programs are subject to change, so please contact our centre for the most recent calendar.

Family Support Caseworkers

Family Support Caseworkers are caring professionals with relevant skills and experience in working with families. Staff members embrace person centred and solution focused approaches. All staff receive on-going professional development.

Who does the CatholicCare Inner West Family Support program support?

CatholicCare Inner West Family Support Service supports families with children who reside within the Inner West including the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Leichhardt, Marrickville, Strathfiled, Sydney, Burwood, Canada Bay, Ashfield and Canterbury.

Family Support will be provided to families with dependent children aged 0-12 years, including pregnant women who reside in the Inner West. 

Contact the CatholicCare Inner West Family Support program

Phone: (02) 9740 0111