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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Department of Child Protection and Family Services Carnarvon

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Carnarvon Police and Community Youth Centres

The Carnarvon PCYC offers out of school care, vacation care and youth holiday activities which aims to engage young people by providing them with a safe space to engage in activities before and after school, on weekends and during school holidays. Young people have the opportunity to attend and participate in a range of activities in a safe and secure environment. If needed, they also have access to Youth Workers and WA PCYC employees who can help identify their needs and either work with them to address them, or refer them to other agencies and services for the appropriate support. WA PCYC Out of School Care activities provide young people with a place to meet and the opportunity to try new activities. We aim to improve relationships between youth and the community by providing youth activities that focus on increasing participants’ communication skills and their ability to work as a team.

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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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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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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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State and National Family Services Services

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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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 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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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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