Community Services

Integrated Family Services (IFS)

The aim of Integrated Family Services (IFS) is to promote the safety, stability and development of vulnerable children, young people and their families and build capacity and resilience for children, families and communities.

Service is prioritised for families with a high level of need to prevent escalation to a level that will significantly impact on child and family wellbeing.

Integrated Family services will support families to engage with and provide referral pathways to further support services where needed and will also act as an advocate where necessary.

IFS will furthermore support families in setting goals and creating strategies in order to achieve the aims of the family.

Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD)

We assist with advocacy and to build your individual resilience in self managing your future. We provide support and encourage reduction in drug & alcohol usage. We Advocate on the clients behalf and refer into specialist AOD treatment services or to our Social Emotional Well Being Program.

Social and Emotional Well Being (SEWB)

This project aims to support individuals 18+ who are experiencing Social & Emotional well-being, Family Violence, Drug & Alcohol issues. Using a case management/care coordination model it aims to empower the individual to encourage self-determination, independence and over all wellbeing.

The goal of the SEWB program is to work with individuals and the community around social, emotional and wellbeing needs 18 years and over.

The program is a goal based program using the Aboriginal Stay Strong Assessment where individuals identify goals they want to achieve around three key areas: Drug & Alcohol, Social & Emotional Wellbeing, and Family Violence.

This is a self-empowerment program and encourages individual independence through goal setting.

Koori Strengthening Program.

Core interventions offered to victims/survivors focus on restoring and strengthening the parent-child relationship through approaches that foster attachment and parental emotional atonement. Therapeutic interventions include the Safe and Together Model, the Circle of Security Program, family based interventions and family preservation approaches. Additionally, a group approach will also be offered with some aspects such as the Circle of Security.

Assessment and individual counselling for children and young people will be provided by Australian Childhood Foundation.

Koori Stay Strong

Formerly our Close the Gap program. With this program we aim to support people aged 18+ experiencing alcohol, drug and family violence issues. We use a goal based approach under the Aboriginal Stay Strong assessment tool.

Women’s Group

Meeting each Tuesday, the women’s group aims to support and empower local women experiencing family violence issues, using a cultural therapeutic approach. Supports women to reconnect to culture and community.

Mens Group

A Mens Group is currently being planned.