For over 34 years, Sutherland Shire Family Services has been a leading provider of support services for families in both the Sutherland Shire and St.George areas, with an original focus to help those experiencing violence, trauma or disadvantage. As the years have progressed, we have developed our service to offer more, including parent and family support, Aboriginal Support services, supported playgroups, youth programs and education programs like our Toolbox Talks , which takes knowledge and training about domestic violence into the workplace.

In doing that, we have come to realise that our expertise developed over this time from the sheer volume and scope of work we do – the deep knowledge that comes from meeting many people when they are at a crossroads, and walking alongside them as they learn to forge a path forwards for them and their families, guiding them with information, advocacy and connections, is relevant and valuable well beyond our current geography. While we are so very proud of our Sutherland Shire origins and our core work remains focused in this area, we also know that to deliver on our mission going forward, we needed a name that represented what we did without being geographically constrained.

So from today, we’re changing our name to The Family Co. to represent all our expertise for for anyone who needs it. Our mission remains to continue to help families be safe with strong relationships, develop deep community connections, and have opportunities to thrive in life. The sign on the front door has changed but the people behind our great organisation haven’t. 

We were delighted to celebrate this occasion with a morning tea reveal well attended by local politicians, corporate supporters, service partners and staff. Here are some pictures from our morning. More can be found on our Facebook page.

Our Big Reveal!

Our Staff - Excited for the future!