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

Sutherland Shire Domestic Violence Committee hosts annual education event

Faith Leaders come together to deepen their understanding of how shame is enmeshed in domestic violence. 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

Group Support Programs reimagined for Online Delivery

Our Term 2 Group Support Programs have been "reimagined" for online delivery, with our team working hard to make sure we can continue to support families, women and children over this challenging time. From Online Parenting Education, to Supported Playgroups, our team have adapted everything to continue to deliver quality programs to the community. Read more

EDYS take programs online to reach young people at home

EDYS is taking many of their current youth support programs online, reaching many Shire young people who are currently at home due to COVID-19 social restrictions. We're reaching out with a varied program including creative and art projects, mindfulness, and music tutorials., delivered via EDYS TV, Social Media & Zoom.. Check out what we're doing here... Read more

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you're feeling anxious about the Coronavirus, chances are your kids are too. Even young kids are overhearing conversations, so it's important to be open and honest with them, and help them see how they can help by maintaining good hand hygiene. Read more

Services Update as at 25 March 2020

Update as at 25 March 2020 - Please know that SSFS is still operating and supporting the community. The health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families is our priority, and therefore this support is now via phone, video conference and online groups. Face to Face support has been suspended until further notice. Read more

Urgent Update Affecting our Playgroups

Due to increasing health concerns and out of care for our children, families and facilitators, we advise that all of our Supported Playgroups (at both Jannali and Menai sites) are now cancelled for the remainder of Term 1 until further notice. There will be no playgroups on Monday 23rd March 2020. Read more

SSFS at the Defence Expo

SSFS was proud to be part of the Australian Defence Force's "Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Expo last weekend, where Defence Families enjoyed a day out at Luna Park, while also learning about all the local community facilities available to them. SSFS showcased our Defence Family Caseworker Program, and shared details of our Coffee & Connect Local Catchups, which aim to reduce isolation and provide an ongoing opportunity for local Defence families to meet others like them. Read more

Harmony Week 2020 celebrates diversity, encourages kindness and inclusivity

Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Read more