Support for families

Make connections with families in the local community of Fitzroy.

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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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These programs are for parents from a refugee and migrant background to learn new ways to parent, in particular how to recognise, understand and respond to their children’s emotions.

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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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The ParentsNext program helps parents receiving the Parenting Payment to get ready to re-enter the workforce as their child reaches school age.

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

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The Growing Learners program assists parents and their young children to learn together through play, and at the same time supports parents to develop career pathways.

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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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