Family Care

Our Family Services provide support to everyone – regardless of faith or background – someone to turn to, who truly cares. We offer support, guidance and a listening ear to families and individuals at all stages of their life journey.

Please note due to current COVID restrictions including lockdown, where suitable, our services are being delivered through an alternate method such as phone or online. Our friendly intake staff can assist you if you have any enquiries or require support. Please Phone 4254 9395 (lines are open Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm) or intakeservice@catholiccare.dow.org.au

The Families and Communities Program is a Commonwealth funded initiative that delivers therapeutic and educative relationship support to the community. The program offers flexible services to individuals, couples and families through Counselling, Bush Fire Support Counselling, Family and Relationship Education, Marriage & Relationship Education and Mental Health First Aid Courses

 
Face-to-face sessions with COVID safe measures in place and continue to offer phone and online counselling. Our friendly staff can assist you if you have any enquiries. Please Phone 4254 9395 (lines are open Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm) or email intakeservice@catholiccare.dow.org.au
Supporting and building capacity in families, children and individuals, particularly during times of change. Our education and group work programs are held in a supportive environment with others who share similar life challenges. Our range of groups focus on strengthening relationships, parenting, post-separation, establishing positive life patterns, supporting parents with children in care, managing challenging emotions and grief and loss.
Marriage and Relationship Education prepares couples relationship for the future years ahead. This program provides an opportunity to make a start on building a more rewarding life together.
ParentsNext is an Australian Government initiative to help parents become ready for work by the time their youngest child turns 6. CatholicCare is delivering this program in a variety of locations in the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven areas. Through ParentsNext, we will work with you to develop a plan to move towards employment and/or education.
The Children’s Contact Service supports the bridge between separated parents so their kids can feel safe and secure. We work together with families to help them enjoy positive experiences with their kids. We assist them to work towards co-parenting and managing their own contact arrangements into the future.
A range of wellness packs to support you and your loved ones during this challenging time. 
Breaking the Silence - If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and need help or support, please contact one of these services below..