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
- 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:
- 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.