Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong,
City of Casey and Cardinia Shire
Child FIRST is a centralised intake and assessment service. The service is a family information, referral and support team. One of Child FIRST's roles is to provide a streamlined and integrated approach into the South East Family Services alliance when there are parenting or wellbeing concerns for children. The primary purpose of Child FIRST is to ensure that children, young people and their families are linked effectively into services.
Family Services is a community based family support program for families with children under the age of 18 years. Family Services provides a comprehensive range of services and approaches to support families experiencing a range of difficulties that may impact on their parenting and family life. These difficulties can include problems associated with household management, relationship stresses, personal difficulties and parenting challenges. Family Services provide creative outreach and in home support to families experiencing a range of difficulties that may impact on their parenting and family life. To make a referral to Family Services, please call Child FIRST on 03 9705 3939.
Provides social and life skills for newly arrived young people and their families, case management, employment and training support, English literacy, financial literacy and family and community participation in social activities, local events, festivals. Service is open to all communities (refugees and newly arrived).
Parentzone provides a variety of parenting programs offered at no cost, such as You and Your Kids Matter, Beyond the Violence, Getting Teens on Track, Parenting in Australia and Parenting a Child on the Autism Spectrum. For more information about group times please call 03 5945 2000. Parentzone also provides a quarterly newsletter with information about parenting supports across the Southern Region. To access the newsletter visit http://www.anglicarevic.org.au/newsletters. Parentzone also provides training and consultancy for professionals in facilitating parenting programs, a resource library and information about other family support agencies.
We are active in the area of family relationship services through Family Relationship Centres (FRCs), established by the Australian Government as part of the reform of the family law system in 2005. RAV also runs accredited training and development professional training for those seeking to acquire or enhance their skills to provide relationship support and family dispute resolution services which are accessible via the website.
Please visit our website for a list of the services we offer.
Noble Park Community Centre celebrates diversity by providing an inclusive and welcoming environment where members and supporters can meet, socialise and learn. A broad range of classes and programs are offered empowering participants to explore new skills and gain confidence in all areas of life.
Newpin (New Parent and Infant Network) is an intensive parent education program that works therapeutically with families under stress to break the cycle of destructive family behaviour and enhance parent-child relationships. Newpin was created in response to the needs of new mothers experiencing issues such as isolation, mental illness, family violence, social disadvantage, low self-esteem and for those who were at risk of physically or emotionally harming their child or children.
Windermere Family Services is a community based family support program for families with children under the age of 18 years. Family Services provides a comprehensive range of services and approaches to support families experiencing a range of difficulties that may impact on their parenting and family life. These difficulties can include problems associated with household management, relationship stresses, personal difficulties and parenting challenges. Family Services provide creative outreach and in home support to families experiencing a range of difficulties that may impact on their parenting and family life. To make a referral to Family Services, please call Child FIRST on 03 9705 3939.
Casey North Community Information & Support Service
Provides a range of community information programs and resources & Emergency relief, crisis counselling, casework, financial counselling, No Interest Loan Scheme NILS), financial literacy workshops. As well as prevention of family breakdown and family violence program, Keeping It Together.
The Lifestyle and Housing Team deliver a number of programs including:
Housing Support -
Young people experiencing housing concerns or are at risk of homelessness, should always contact their local area entry point (opening door) by calling 1800 825 955. MOIRA can offer interim response housing support to young people to assist them to do this as required.
Youth Focused Housing Worker –
The primary objective of the MOIRA YFHW position is to provide an early intervention response to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the inner/middle south region.
Family Reconciliation –
This program provides young people aged 16-25 (with links to the Southern Region) the opportunity to collaborate with a skilled counsellor and mediator, and explore strategies to strengthen relationships
Life and Living Skills –
Life and living skills is aimed at improving young people’s stability and social inclusion through development frameworks that equips young people with confidence and resources they need to live independently. The program includes opportunities to engage in an individual or group workshop that offers tools and practical lessons
Community Support Groups (CSGs) are a coordinated, South Sudanese community-led approach to enhance youth and community engagement, and to respond to local community issues and needs. CSGs offer a range of programs and services including;
sports and recreational activities,
after school homework support,
health and wellbeing,
family support packages to financially struggling families.
The Le Mana (Empower) Pasifika Project helps to build connected communities and a sense of belonging for Pasifika young people in Victoria. The project supports young people in a range of settings and is delivered in partnership with local government and services to respond to issues facing Pasifika
youth and their families.
Our Cranbourne North Centre exclusively provides men's behaviour change programs and case management support. For information about our other programs and services, including counselling and other group programs, please visit website for more information.