Family Support Network Partner Agencies
The Family Support Netwok is comprised of a group of agencies who partner together to make a wide range of services available to people who need them.
Clan WA work alongside families in WA to help them develop their strengths and build resilience. They offer encouragement to parents who are looking for support in parenting, relationships, connecting to local community resources or reducing the impact of mental illness. Through local networks, staff and trained volunteers CLAN WA support hundreds of families in WA each year. Families seek support for many reasons and they aim to help build on their confidence and ability to cope. This support can come in a number of forms including one to one home visits, short courses or community events.
Ruah Mental Health is a non-government community based service which provides a range of holistic recovery support programs to people who experience mental illness, their families and carers. Over the last twenty years, they have developed a comprehensive range of personal support services that offer a whole-of-life approach to recovery, and consider all aspects of life, including: family and social support, culture and spirituality, financial, employment, education, housing and accommodation, access to resources, social inclusion, and connection to the community. Ruah mental health services are free, confidential, and mobile. Staff will meet you in your home, or at a place that is convenient for you. Service delivery is focused in the Perth metro area, with some programs only available in specific locations
ERCM is a not for profit charitable organisation founded, in 1998, to meet the growing needs of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) community as well as Aboriginal children and youth, in the North Metropolitan area of Perth. The Centre provides services that include; English language classes, computer classes, Life-skills classes, subsidised driver education program, housing assistance, food and nutrition classes, Women Together classes and sports & leadership programs for CaLD and Aboriginal children and youth. The Centre incorporates family camps and social activities that encourage integration and community harmony. ERCM through its holistic approach seeks to empower people with education and the presence of quality respectful relationships.
ISA is a trauma focused professional counselling and support services that provides a safe, confidential environment for adults and children (8+ years) who have been affected by child sexual abuse - either within the family or with trusted other adults. Counsellors are tertiary qualified with additional specialised training in trauma/sexuality. Counselling is time unlimited and low cost.
Centrecare is inspired by compassion and recognition of human dignity to strengthen people and communities.
- Parentlink: Links families with children (0–12) to volunteers, focussing on routines, discipline, attachment, isolation, etc.
- Counselling services
- Advocacy, support and assistance is offered to individuals/families who are experiencing financial hardship.
- Assistance to individuals/families to move from supported accommodation into independent accommodation)
- Family Dispute Resolution is offered to separated families to facilitate parenting and/or property plans.
- Parenting, and Communicating With Your Teen Workshops.
- Groups: Breaking the Cycle of Violence for mothers experiencing violence from their children, Men Choosing Respect for perpetrators of domestic violence.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care offer a range of services within Mirrabooka and surrounds. They offer low cost or free specialist psychological counselling to children, young people and families experiencing trauma from abuse and general psychological issues. They also provide social work support to families residing within supported accommodation. This support is targeted to the needs of the family and aims to work closely with family members to bring about sustainable change for a brighter future. Staff also work within several local primary schools to support families, increase the resilience of children and strengthen links between schools and their local community.
Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre (MMRC) runs a variety of programs for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. They offer free relationship counselling service for couples, families and individuals as well as parenting services to assist families with issues like communication, cooperation, developing skills to guide behaviour and child development.