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

Support for Parents & Families

We offer services that support and strengthen the capacity of families, build parenting skills, and promote safety for all family members.

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Southern Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

The Southern Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SSWDVCAS) provides information, advocacy and referrals for women and families attending Sutherland and Kogarah Local Courts for Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders.

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Term 3 (2021) Group Programs & Activities

The Family Co's Term 3 program is now confirmed, and we're excited to add some new programs to our existing suite of support and therapeutic groups and parenting education programs.

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Our Impact

4,488

Referrals from Police to our Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

2,935

Young People Visits to the EDYS Centre

587

Referrals into our Children & Family Support Services

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