National Families Week 15-21 May 2022

Families are the bedrock of our communities. As the leading Family Support service in Southern Sydney, we are delighted to celebrate the uniqueness and strengths of all the families we work with. Join us this week for a #FocusOnFamily and engage with our socials for a chance to win a Family Fun Pack valued at $100 (T&Cs apply) Read more

Recognising Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month during May

Domestic and Family Violence Awareness & Prevention Month is held each May to raise community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and the support available to those affected. In conjunction with the Sutherland Shire Domestic Violence Committee, we are sharing the Sutherland Shire Domestic Violence Information Booklet to help Shire residents know where to go to get help. Read more

2021 Annual Report & Service Showcase

The Family Co. is delighted to share with our Community our 2020-21 Annual Report and Service Showcase Video, providing a summary of our highlights from 2020-21 Financial Year. Read more

2021 Walk for Respectful Relationships

The Family Co. are delighted to be involved again in this year's Walk for Respectful Relationships, to be held on Friday 19th November 2021. Join us online at to share your support to services who work with domestic violence victims. Read more

Helping children transition back to school after home learning during Lockdown

The Family Co.'s Family Worker Support Team have collated some great tips to help parents assist their child in transition back to school after extended home learning during Lockdown. Read our tips for parents here. Read more

Ashleigh Daines is a 2021 Westfield Miranda Local Hero

We were beyond thrilled to be advised that our CEO Ashleigh Daines has been awarded as one of the 2021 Westfield Miranda Local Heroes! Read more

The Family Co. announced as Local Business Awards Finalist for 2021

The Family Co. were delighted to hear that we have again been announced as a finalist in the 2021 Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards. Read more

Sydney Lockdown: Update on Service Availability

We are still here and during this period, our staff are still available to offer phone support where needed, and many of our programs will continue to be delivered via remote methods. We have successfully operated under these conditions before, and we know what we need to do to ensure our clients and the community receive services they need in a safe manner. Read more

Vote for Us in Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards

We'd love your vote in the 2021 Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards Read more

Golf Day Big Success for The Family Co.

Our inaugural charity golf day, held on 21st May 2021 was a huge success for The Family Co, raising over $25,000 which will fund additional caseworker hours and new support programs. Read more

The Family Co. Launches 2021 Family Picnic Challenge

As National Families Week is around the corner, The Family Co. today challenged all Shire families to take time out and participate in their 2021 Family Picnic Challenge on the weekend of 15th or 16th May 2021 Read more

Welcome to The Family Co.

Welcome to The Family Co. We believes that all children and families deserve a safe home, strong connections and opportunities to thrive. We believe in a world where people feel heard, protected and valued. Through all of life’s challenges, the good times and the hard seasons, we’re here to help create positive change. Read more

Back to School Time!

Getting your child back to school involves more than just getting supplies and uniforms sorted.. Here are some helpful tips from our family workers on things you can do it help your child settle successfully into the new school year. Read more

SSFS Supports the 2020 Walk For Respectful Relationships

We have been proud to have been a part of the organising committee for the 2020 Walk for Respectful Relationships, and many of our team headed outdoors on this gorgeous sunny day to walk in solidarity, and spread awareness of the devastating impacts of domestic and family violence in our community. Read more

2019-2020 Annual Showcase Presentation & Annual Report

We are proud to present our 2019-2020 Service Showcase and Annual Report, which highlights the many programs, groups and services that Sutherland Shire Family Services provide. Read more

Southern Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service helping combat DV increase during pandemic

An article in today's Leader shared the news that our Southern Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service has received a funding boost to scale up support services between now and the end of December 2020, catering for the increase in complexity of referrals they are getting during the pandemic. Read more

Term 3 Group Program Schedule Announced

Our Group Schedule for Term 3 is now available, and we are welcoming enrolments for the parenting education programs and support groups on offer. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, numbers are limited in each group, so we encourage early enrolment to avoid disappointment. Read more