Support for families

Make connections with families in the local community of Mernda.

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

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

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The BSL After School Program utilise strengths-based and growth-mindset approaches to support primary school students in discovering an enjoyment and motivation for learning.

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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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