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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.

Broome Family and Youth Hub – Parenting Program

The Indigenous Early Learning and Parenting Group offers a supported playgroup for children that is based on the principles of ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework.’ It’s run by an early years learning facilitator and two play helpers. Staff support healthy early childhood development and school readiness and developing parents’ awareness that they are their child’s first teacher. They create a safe and non-confrontational setting for families to build peer support networks and engage in relevant workshops and activities. A range of other local community organisations are involved in running sessions with the group. While the group is based at the Drop in Centre, they go on regular outings. Transport is available for families and morning tea and lunch is provided.

Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers services include:

  • Foster Care
  • Children and Families
  • Mental Health programs
  • Disability support
  • Residential Care
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
  • Aged Care Services

Broome Youth and Families Hub – Reconnect

The Reconnect youth support officers provide support, informal counselling and preventative steps to address issues relating to homelessness. This is achieved through building positive, mutually-respectful relationships both individually and in group settings. Young people aged 12 -18 years old who are at risk of homelessness or who are homeless.

Broome Youth and Families Hub – Family Engagement Officers

BYFH engage two staff members to work with parents and families with young children. They provide a point of contact and a source of information for parents and expectant parents. They help promote the development of positive parent/child relationships through education, practical support and role modelling. They can also help with advocacy and referral information and pathways.

Anglicare WA – Family and Relationship Centre

Family Relationship Centres provide assistance to families at any stage of their lives. The Centres are for all families in need of information and support in relation to family relationships and for those families who are separated we offer family dispute resolution services. The staff assist families in many ways such as:

  • Providing information about family relationships, separation and connecting people with services that are appropriate for their individual needs
  • Providing Family Dispute Resolution where parents/families can discuss issues relating to their children and develop parenting plans that are in the best interests of their children
  • Assisting parents and families to work towards improving their communication and reducing their conflict
  • Assisting parents with enhancing knowledge and skills to assist both themselves and their children with separation issues
  • Providing child-focussed and child-inclusive practices and assisting parents to focus on the needs of children

Anglicare WA Broome – Mums and Dad’s 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

Broome Early Learning CIRCLE (BELC)

The Broome Circle Early Learning Circle (BELC) is a registered child care provider. The service caters for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

Department for Child Protection and Family Support – Broome

The Department provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families. Contact them for assistance to access emergency accommodation.

Anglicare WA – Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service

The Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service works in partnership with the Department for Child Protection and the WA Police to improve the safety of child and adult victims of family and domestic violence. The service uses a collaborative approach that focuses on timely and early intervention following a police call out to a domestic violence incident.

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.

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.

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

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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