Family Services Programs
Our Family Services are for families in Blacktown, Penrith and Parramatta Local government Areas. We partner with families everyday to support better outcomes for children.
Family Services can offer:
Counselling and support to assist in resolving family conflict and hardship.
Social support for parents and children
Supported Playgroups to foster and promote positive parent-child interaction, and improve parent/caregiver play skills and connection with their children
Information and advice about child development and links to children’s services including kindergartens, child care and playgroups
Individual and group-based support, education and skills development to help parents and carers raise happy, healthy kids
Assistance for parents getting help from other services such as housing, Centrelink, disability services, adult health services and child health services
Support and assistance to families to address the causes and harmful behaviours against children
Information and links to other community groups and services as needed.
Appointments can be in your own home, our offices at Oakhurst, or another agreed place.
Our qualified and experienced staff work with families to identify their needs and develop goals to address those needs.
To find out how you can get a referral into one of these groups or for further information on other ways Family Services can help you please
Click here to complete theExternal Agency Referral Form
Family Service Program
Joining Families Support Services' dedicated Family Services team provides a range of free community-based programs to families who are experiencing hardship. Please note: our services are for families in the Blacktown, Penrith and Parramatta local government area. We partner with families everyday to support better outcomes for children.
At Joining Families Support Services, we understand that the trauma of sexual abuse has enormous impacts on children, young people and their families and carers and we know that without specialist intervention the impacts of this devastating experience can
In recognition of the devastating effects of sexual abuse trauma, Therapeutic Trauma Program provides specialist therapeutic programs for children, young people, and their families/carers.
Joining Families Support Services works with children and young people under 18 years of age who have been sexually abused; Children under the age of 10 who have displayed problematic sexualised behaviours; and young people between 10 and 17 who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviours
Open Door Support and
The Open-Door Support and Safety Hubs are a new way for
women, children and young people who are experiencing family violence, or families who need assistance with the care
and wellbeing of children, to access the services they need.
The hubs safely connect people directly to services and provide a coordinated response to a range of different needs, including when required a whole-of-family support and holding
perpetrators to account.
helping Dads do better so children and partners are safer