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.

Granny Glasgow Education and Care

Granny Glasglow offers full-time, part-time and occasional long day care to children aged from six weeks to five years old. They offer an exciting, safe environment where children are provided with many opportunities to learn while playing.

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Community Health Carnarvon

Community Health services promote healthy outcomes for infants, young children and their families through a comprehensive approach in collaboration with parents/carers. Community Health nurses complete health checks and assessments of children’s physical, developmental, social and emotional needs and enable access to timely and appropriate interventions and supports.
Their services include:

  • Physical and developmental assessments which review child health, development and behaviour;
  • Psychosocial assessments including community and family networks and supports;
  • Information regarding parenting and development of parenting groups;
  • Maternal health and wellbeing including assessment for post-natal depression;
  • Child safety including safe sleeping;
  • Immunisation;
  • Breastfeeding and nutrition.
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Department of Communities, Child Protection Carnarvon

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.
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Family Violence Coordinated Response Outreach Service

The Carnarvon Family Violence Coordinated Response Outreach service works alongside other local Gascoyne agencies to respond to reported incidents of family violence. The service provides a coordinated service to families and children who have experienced violence that is reported to WA Police, and also follows up on unreported incidents via self, family, and community referral pathways.
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Mission Australia – Intensive Family Support Service

The Midwest Intensive Family Support Service works with families to improve their wellbeing and keep children safe at home. The service provides case management, practical parenting education and skill development, information, informal counselling, and links to community services to address the unique circumstances of each family. IFSS workers help families to identify and strengthen supportive family networks that can help keep children safe, and help with family reunification, and supports families in times of crisis.
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Carnarvon Sexual Assault Response Service

The service provides direct services to the target groups to deal effectively with the effects of the harm caused by child sexual abuse in families and communities (including trauma, guilt, pain, fear and other damaging personal and interpersonal effects), and to prevent child sexual abuse from recurring. This program focuses on supporting all Australians including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families living in the Gascoyne region who have been affected by the trauma of child sexual abuse, family domestic Violence /or family violence.
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State and National Family Services Services

For When

Mental Health support for new and expecting parents. A judgement-free, national support and referral service by those who understand your needs at a time of change when becoming a parent. 
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Youth Crisis and Emergency Services

The department of child protection and family support provide and fund a range of child safety and family support services throughout the state including mandatory reporting investigations and training, Working with Children Checks, fostering and adoption services, counselling and outreach programs, crisis accommodation, homelessness services, and emergency services support.

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ForWhen

ForWhen helps you access local services based in your state or territory. 
Mental health support for expecting and new parents.  Will connect parents that are struggling to navigate the complex waters of pregnancy and new parenthood to the critical mental health services you might need most.  Provided by Australia’s early parenting services, including Ngala in WA
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DVassist Telephone Counselling Service

The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 10 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 or webchat 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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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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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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