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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.

Nintirri Centre – Karijini Family Violence Counselling and Prevention

Karijini Family Violence Counselling and Prevention. Karijini Family Violence Advocacy is a free community service for people struggling with personal, emotional and family issues. It provides confidential support and domestic violence counselling through a non-threatening, non-judgmental and informal approach. Prevention and education programs are also a vital part of this service and are delivered in Tom Price, Wakuthuni, Bellary Springs, Yongaleena and Paraburdoo.

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Pilbara Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service

Pilbara Family & Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service (CRS) assists victims of family and domestic violence who have had police attend an incident of family violence, which has resulted in a domestic violence incident report (DVIR). The CRS works alongside Western Australian Police, Child Protection and Family Support, and Department of Corrective Services, offering support to people at high risk of violence to build their safety, away from further abuse. CRS is delivered in the Pilbara and Geraldton in conjunction with numerous other lead agencies within the family and domestic violence service system.

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Tom Price Youth Centre – Case Management, Counselling, Support & Advocacy and Mediation Services

Case Management, Counselling, Support & Advocacy and Mediation Services are provided in many areas of inquiry through referrals from other agencies, self-referrals and from parents who
may require assistance. Counselling is included in the case management process but some clients attend for counselling only, which is available in the following areas:

  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Family & Relationship Breakdown
  • Sexuality and sexual health issues
  • Aggressive Behaviour and Anger Management
  • Suicide and Self harming behaviours
  • Police & Legal Issues
  • Education, Employment & Training
  • Parent & Family Support
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Department of Communities

The Department provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families. They work with families to build safety around their children, enabling them to remain at home rather than being taken into care. Where this is not possible, the Department works with community sector organisations and foster carers to provide a safe and protective environment for these vulnerable children and young people.

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Frontier Services

The Frontier Services Bush Chaplains provide practical, pastoral and spiritual support to those in need, visiting people on properties for a cuppa and a chat. They lend a sympathetic ear and can refer people to other service providers as appropriate.

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Nintirri Centre – Early Years Care and Education

Little Geckos is the only child care centre in Tom Price, offering a 43-place full time day care for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

After School Hours Care is a program offering 20 places, after school collection from both North Tom Price Primary School and Tom Price Primary School to The Nintirri Centre for activities, play and homework. A Vacation Care service is also offered in school holidays to keep your school aged children active and safe in a social environment offering a range of fun activities.

They also offer a 19 place transition to school program for three year olds based at North Tom Price Primary School. The program aims to help the children and families feel more comfortable in the school environment and get school ready for the following year.

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One Tree Community Services – Paraburdoo Children’s Service

The Paraburdoo Children’s Service is day care 80 place service. They provide childcare services to:

  • The babies room caters for infants from 0 to 24 months.
  • The toddler room caters for children from 24 months to 3 years.
  • The kindy room caters for children from 3 years to 6 years.
  • The Out of School Care (OSC) caters for children 6 years to 12 years.
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One Tree Community Services – Pannawonica Childrens Service

One Tree Pannawonica Children’s Service is a 19-place service. They provide services to:

  • Children up to year six.
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One Tree Community Services – Onslow Children’s Service

One Tree provide early and middle childhood education and care (including out of school hours care). The Onslow Children’s Service is a 19 place services that caters for children zero – six years.

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State and National Family Services

1800RESPECT

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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Online Restraining Order Application

The online restraining order application service has been introduced to make it possible for people seeking the protection of a restraining order to lodge their application without having to attend a court registry. You can visit or phone a registered organisation and they will be able to help you lodge the application.

If an urgent order is required and it is not possible to make an application to the court (for example, it is outside of business hours or you are in a remote location), WA police can issue 72 hour police orders. Please contact WA Police on 131 444 or 000 for emergencies.

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Dads in Distress

Free help for separated dads. They provide:

  • Support Helpline
  • 24/7 Online Chat and Forum
  • Online Support Meetings
  • In-person 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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