Support for families

Supported Playgroup Photo

Make connections with families in the local community of Mernda.

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Parenting Program Photos

The Jindi Family & Community Centre is dedicated to supporting families in Mernda by offering a range of services and programs to help parents and caregivers.

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HIPPY participant father and child

HIPPY – the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters – is a free two-year early-learning program that empowers parents and carers to be their children’s first teacher in their homes.

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Muslim family with children, parents and grandparents

Integrated Family Services supports families and specialises in assisting families from a refugee or migrant background in Melbourne’s north-east.

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Family violence program participants having fun

Guided by BSL’s 2019 to 2023 strategic plan, the Safer and Stronger Community program aims to develop new approaches to prevent family violence and violence against women in migrant and refugee communities.

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Child's hand playing with dolls

This program works with children and families who are newly arrived in Australia.

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Breakfast Club participants eating

The Breakfast Club welcomes primary aged children and their families for the most important meal of the day, laying the foundations for better concentration and participation at school.

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FLSP picture 2

The Family Learning Support Program (FLSP) is a new service available to schools to re-engage students.

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Playgroup picture for website cropped

A supported Playgroup and Home Visit Program Our playgroups offer a stimulating engagement opportunity for children and parents to make connections and learn together in a safe and culturally appropriate environment.

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