Sutherland Shire Family Services offer a dedicated Family Support Worker for Sutherland Shire & St.George based defence families, providing assistance to families facing difficult circumstances who could benefit from extra support.

The aim of the family worker is to strengthen a family's supportive and social networks, as well as enhancing the parent/ child relationship, impacted by defence specific circumstances.

Family workers can assist with
a range of support options to address feelings of being overwhelmed, stressed, concerned or alone, parenting support home and away
relationships (including partner absences, domestic violence or safety concerns),
social isolation,
concern regarding children’s development or behaviour,
financial problems,
challenges with drugs or alcohol, and/or mental or physical health issues.

They can help advocate on your behalf if you need help from Government departments and other local services, and support you with issues unique to military life such as managing deployment, family member absence, and regular relocations.

*This program is proudly supported by the Department of Defence through the Family Support Funding Program

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