Engadine District Youth Service

The Family Co. Philosophy & People

The Family Co. is more than just a place for teens to hang out. We bring with us a qualified team and wealth of experience.

Our programs are funded by Local, State and Federal governments, private donors/ corporate support and grants. We provide services free of charge or, occasionally, at cost.

Youth and Family workers practice from a trauma informed perspective and use attachment based parenting principles to promote healthy relationships between young people and parents, to support emotional regulation, and to empower, advocate for, and journey with young people, parents and families to enact meaningful change.

About The Family Co. Youth Services

The Family Co. Youth Services is a specialist division of The Family Co. (Formerly called Sutherland Shire Family Services). It is the  hub of their Youth & Family programs offering casework and information, support and activities that encourage informed decision making, positive choices and healthy relationships.

The Family Co. has been providing support services to families within our community for 30 years, particularly those who have been impacted by disadvantage, violence and trauma. In particular, we are key service in the local area and work with hundreds of women and children impacted by family and domestic violence. Through providing these services, we contribute to the promotion and maintenance of safety and wellbeing among all family members. We also offer family caseworker services, therapeutic & educational programs, childcare & supported playgroups, and Aboriginal Family support services.

The Family Co. provide valuable community resources and support programs, both through in-school & outreach initiatives, school holiday activities, local youth events as well as parenting teens programs. Taking referrals from schools, other services and self-referrals, The Family Co Youth Services works individually with young people and/or their families across a broad range of issues such as adolescent/parent conflict, family violence, peer relationships, mental health, sexuality as well as living and social skills.

Programs for Parents

In addition to our programs targeted at young people, we also offer a range of programs for parents that are designed to build parenting skills and capacity.

Baby & Me is a support program designed specifically for young parents under 24 years of age.

The Family Co. also run a range of programs designed to build on parenting capacity and connection between parent and child. 

If you are interested in attending any of these programs, please call our Centre Manager on 9548 2734 or email us at [email protected]