Northern Beaches Family Support (Women and Children First)

This service supports parents and carers to give children the best start in life and to reach their full potential.

  • Advice, information and referrals
  • Case management and support with family functioning
  • Child and parent programs
  • Parenting skills groups for women
  • Supported playgroup
  • Children’s homework club – term time
  • Children’s change, loss & grief program
  • Women & Children’s craft, yoga & cooking classes
  • Mother and baby groups

Enquiries: 9971 4499



Family Connect and Support (FCS)

Family Connect and Support provides support to you and your family. They link young people, children and families to culturally sensitive services in your local area.

  • Domestic violence
  • Migrant and Settlement
  • Financial assistance
  • Counselling and mediation
  • Child and Parenting programs
  • Youth support
  • Housing and accommodation
  • Mental health support
  • and any other services you may need

Referrals or enquiries can be made by telephone or email. Staff can arrange to meet up in person, at your home or somewhere convenient for you and an interpreter service is available for use.

Enquiries: 1800 066 757 - 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday (excl. Public Holidays)                                 




Information and resources

  • Relationships NSW - non-profit organisation, specialising in counselling, mental health support, family mediation, workshops and tailored support services
  • Raising Children - Supported by the Australian Government, Raising Children provides up-to-date, evidence-based, information, articles and videos about pregnancy, raising children from birth to 18 years and caring for yourself as a parent or carer
  • Bouncing Back - Resource created by Launch Housing's Homeless Children's Specialist Support Service in Victoria. Reprinted by Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network with resources relevant to the Northern Region of Sydney
  • LGBTQIA+ Service Referral Guide - Services, resources and information - Northern Beaches and Northern Region of Sydney, LNS