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 FY23 Impact


People assisted through our Youth, Child & Family Services


People assisted through our DV Support offerings


Occasions of domestic and family violence information, advice and referrals provided

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Latest news

  • Creating Partnerships with Impact

    The Family Co. has cultivated a profound and enduring partnership with Southern Waters Legal that goes beyond mere financial support to create impact in the community Read more

  • Family Co. Team support 2023 Walk for Respectful Relationships

    The Family Co. team supported the 2023 Walk for Respectful Relationships today at Cronulla. This wonderful annual event brings the Sutherland Shire Community together to shine a spotlight on domestic & family violence, victims and support services. We were humbled to see over 1500 turn out to support this event, despite the inclement weather. Read more

  • 2023 National Children's Week - Let them PLAY!

    The theme of the 2023 National Children's Week is "Children have the right to relax, play and take part in activities they enjoy". At The Family Co., we're big believers in the the benefits to children of PLAY, and many of our programs work to include play in them. So we'd love to share with you the many benefits to your child of unstructured play time, how you as a parent can encourage play. When we let children play, everyone benefits. Read more

Latest events

  • Mums and Bubs Yoga Term 2 (2024) *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

  • Tuning into Teens Abridged - Commencing 7 May 2024 *SUTHERLAND SHIRE RESIDENTS ONLY

    The Family Co. is offering an abridged version of the popular Tuning in to Teens program. This 4-week parent education workshop series helps parents of tweens/teens aged 10-18 years reduce conflict, increase communication, and recognise, understand and respond to their teenager's emotions as well as their own. The group starts on Tuesday 7th May 2024 from 6-8pm and will be held at The Family Co. in Jannali. Please note this program is for SUTHERLAND SHIRE RESIDENTS ONLY Read more