Below is a list of family support services, including family education and counselling services, family planning services, local day care options and government departments. If you cannot find local family services for your area, there is a list of state and national family support services at the bottom of this page.

Anglicare WA Albany – Mums and Dads Forever

Mums and Dads Forever focusses on assisting families to reduce conflict and develop more positive ways to communicate so that children are not “caught in the middle”. The program helps parents understand how conflict impacts children and young people so that parents can support their children through the separation process.

Run over eight two-hour group sessions, the program covers:

  • The separation process
  • Managing emotions
  • Conflict management and effective communication
  • Impact of separation and conflict on children
  • Setting boundaries
  • Understanding oneself and own and children’s needs
  • Parents do not attend the group with their former partners.
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Pregnancy Problem House – Albany

Pregnancy Problem House specializes in helping women and couples find solutions. They offer non-judgmental understanding, accurate information, and personalised care.

Please call 1300 200 406 for an appointment with a counsellor or pregnancy consultant.

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Relationships WA – 4families

4families is a free service that provides whatever support families and carers need, linking them to a variety of services to reduce family stress and enable children and young people to reach their full potential. They can provide:

  • counselling and emotional support
  • information and referrals
  • home-based family support
  • workshops, seminars and groups
  • community development activities
  • support for grandparents and carers
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Albany Occasional Child Care Centre

Albany Occasional Child Care Centre has been operating for 30 years and provides day care services for children.

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Albany Regional Day Care Centre

The Albany Regional Day Care centre is purpose built and in the heart of the Albany CBD with places for 60 children per day aged between 6 weeks to 6 years. The service provides all meals and a Kindy Program for 3 and 4 year olds.

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Goodstart Albany – Childcare Centre

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Albany is conveniently located near the heart of the Albany CBD. They are a purpose built service, with five large rooms, a kitchen and cook, and enough play space outdoors for children to discover and explore at their will. They have two Nursery Rooms where they tailor learning programs to suit the age groups of  foundation years.

  • Nursery 1 (6 weeks – 15 months)
  • Nursery 2 (15 – 24 months)
  • Toddlers room (2 – 3 years)
  • Preschool 2 2 (4 – 5 years).
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Ragamuffins is a thirty place centre catering for children 0-5 years. All meals provided. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack.

Rooms include:

  • Cheeky Monkeys 3 to 5 years
  • Little Hoots 2 to 3 years
  • Bitsy Bunnies 0 to 2 years
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State and National Family Services Services

Online Restraining Order Application

A restraining order is designed to prevent acts of family or personal violence. Having a restraining order allows the police to intervene on behalf of the protected person if the conditions are breached.
The online restraining order application service has been introduced for people seeking the protection of a restraining order to lodge their application without having to attend a court registry.
Police officers have the ability to issue a police order for up to 72 hours in certain circumstances. This order is a temporary restraining order that allows the protected person the ability to make an application to a court during normal business hours. Please contact the Western Australia Police Force on 131 444 if you require police assistance or 000 in an emergency.
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Dads in Distress

Free help for separated dads. Keeping dads alive and in their kids lives since 1999. Guaranteed 100% free, confidential and dad friendly. 
Services include:
• Support Helpline
• 24/7 Online Chat & Forum – Jump on to our Virtual Verandah, a private online platform allowing you to get & give help to dads nation-wide. 
• Online meetings; Talk live with dads just like you across Australia. All dads regardless of location are welcome to join any/ all online meetings.
• Physical Peer Support Groups
• Separation Checklist 
• External Support Links 
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DVassist Telephone Counselling Service

The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 to anyone living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia. We provide information and support for women, men and young people living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia experiencing family and domestic violence.

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1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service.

1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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