We exist because all children and families should have a safe home, strong
connections and opportunities to thrive in life

Child, Youth, Family & Parenting Support Services Overview

The Family Co. Child, Youth, Family and Parenting support services provide information, support and programs for young people, parents and families, as well as schools to support all in strengthening and fostering relationships, developing resilience and life skills and thriving in life.


Author: Nicki Mead

Domestic and Family Violence Support Services Overview

The Family Co. provides the leading Domestic Violence Support Services program in the Sutherland Shire, offering a comprehensive range of support from crisis support, safety planning, court support, case management, therapeutic programs and specialised support groups. People can self refer or be referred by a health specialist.


Author: Nicki Mead

Education & Training Services Overview

The Family Co. delivers a range of education programs in schools, workplaces and within our communities to educate people of all ages and backgrounds to understand child development and attachment, as well as respond to the impacts of domestic violence and trauma.


Author: Nicki Mead

Our FY22 Impact


People assisted through our Youth, Child & Family Services


People assisted through our DV Support offerings


people participated in our training & education programs

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Latest news

  • 2023 Gala Dinner date announced

    The Family Co. are delighted to announce that their 2023 Gala Dinner fundraising event will be held on Friday, 13th October 2023 at The Founders Room at Wanda Beach. Sponsorship Opportunities for businesses are now available, and tickets are on sale. Join us for a fabulous night of entertainment, dancing and great food in honour of The Family Co., supporting vulnerable families in our community. Read more

  • Mums of the Shire partnership to help build awareness of support services

    The Family Co. is delighted to welcome a partnership with Mums of the Shire online community - to promote support services for families experiencing domestic violence, and other family support services. Read more

  • Hannah Murdoch announced as The Family Co.'s Youth Leadership Award Recipient

    The Family Co. are delighted to announce that Year 10 Student from Woolooware High School, Hannah Murdoch, is the recipient of the inaugural Youth Social Awareness & Leadership Award. Read more

Latest events

  • DJ & Electronic Beat Making Workshops for Young People

    FREE DJ & Electronic Beat Making Workshops for young people (12-18 years old) who live or go to school in the Sutherland Shire. Learn how to mix music and use a DJ deck with state of the art music equipment and professional programs. Write and record your own original song with renowned music and multi-media agency, Heaps Decent. Read more

  • October School Holiday Art Class for Kids (Aged 7-12) - Clay & Painting

    On 5th October, we're offering a School Holidays art class for kids! Using clay and painting methods, facilitated by a qualified art therapist, our child will have the opportunity to express themselves artistically while trying out new materials and art making techniques. Class is $40 for 1.5 hours and includes all materials. For children aged 7-12 only. Book now as limit of 12 children applies. Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted. Read more

  • Mums and Bubs Yoga Term 4 (2023) *Open to Sutherland Shire Residents Only

    Build Strength, reduce stress and meet new people while engaging with your bub in this Yoga class for Mums and Bubs, held at Jannali on Monday mornings. The cost for the term (8 classes) is $80. Read more