There are many ways you can seek support for you and your family.
You can also find an amazing network of support and fun activities for your child by joining a supported playgroup.
The Family Support Service delivers case management parenting support for families via the Integrated Family Services (IFS) program. This program matches families with children zero to 17 years with an experienced Family Support Worker.
Family Support Workers can work with families for approximately six to nine months on family goals, and are guided at all times by the best interests of children.
Eligible families may be allocated a support worker to assist with:
Anyone can refer to the IFS via the support and safety hub, The Orange Door.
The Orange Door is set-up to provide family violence and parenting support.
Contact the Orange Door on 1800 319 353 Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm (excluding public holidays).
You will speak with a worker to discuss your needs and how we can best support your family.
The Orange Door will assist you to find your local support service.
Family Workers provide generalist family advice, referrals and support to families with children aged zero to eight years who live, work or play in the City of Port Phillip.
Anyone can refer to the program and a Lead Family Worker can provide advice on topics such as:
The Lead Family Workers can offer one-to-one sessions with families, with up to five sessions over a three-month period.
Appointments can be made directly with a Family Worker on 0434 685 032.
You will speak with the Worker to discuss your needs and how we can best support your family, and may be offered an appointment time.
The Lead Family Workers will assist you to find your local support service.
Helping deliver social and health-related payments and services through Medicare, Centrelink, Child Support and Australian Hearing.
Services Australia is also Designed to assist families in accessing affordable child care.
DET offers learning and development support, services and resources for all Victorians, from birth through to adulthood.
DSS contributes to stronger families by helping families to participate in the social and economic life of the community through the provision of support for child care services.
Information and resources for families experiencing violence.
Victoria's 24/7 family violence support service.
Phone: 1800 015 188
Confidential 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention.
Phone: 13 11 14
Confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues.
Phone: 13 22 89
Get extra support 24/7 from a qualified maternal and child health nurse.
Phone: 13 22 29
Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged five to 25.
Phone: 1800 55 1800