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Family Support

The program assists families with children who are in crisis or are in vulnerable situations.
This could involve issues such as:

  • Family breakdown
  • Domestic violence
  • Social isolation
  • Financial crisis
  • Illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression and mental health issues
  • Parenting difficulties, including parents with learning difficulties

Clients are assessed and case managed by JewishCare’s professional staff and offered services which will best meet their needs. These services may include:

  • Counselling – either family or individual
  • Intensive In Home Support - aimed at assisting with overcoming social isolation, teaching parenting and child care skills and increasing the self-esteem of children and adults
  • Hardship Assistance – providing food parcels, home cooked meals and other supports.
  • Referrals – to other sources of specialist support which may include short term housing, if spaces are available
  • Community Education – where appropriate the staff will try to involve families in short courses on relevant issues
  • Support Groups – The program runs regular groups on topics including: domestic violence, parents with special needs, grandparents as carers, groups for children and teenagers.

The program utilises volunteers who provide a wide range of supports including making and delivering meals, visiting isolated members of the community etc

If you are interested in becoming assisting the Family Support program - volunteer for JewishCare.