Communities for Children (CfC) provides early intervention and prevention programs to improve early childhood development and wellbeing for children aged birth to 12 years and their families.
As a Communities for Children Facilitating Partner, we fund other organisations, known as Community Partners, to provide services targeted to the Armadale and surrounding areas, as identified by our Committee. We aim to deliver services that contribute to better outcomes for families including support for families to improve the way they relate to eachother, building on local strengths and creating capabilities within local services.
We establish and maintain the CfC Committee which assists with the development of both strategic and activity work plans. Our committee is representative of the local Armadale communities and include clients, parents and caregivers, local businesses and local service providers.
The Benefits of Communities for Children
Our Communities for Children program provides:
- For families with children aged birth to 12 years - by improving the health and well-being of families and the development of young children.
- For communities – by creating strong child-friendly communities that understand the importance of children and apply this to maximise the health, well-being and early development of young children at the local level.
Who Can Communities for Children Help?
Communities for Children support eligible families that live in the City of Gosnells, the City of Armadale or the suburbs of Byford and Mundijong.
How Can Communities for Children be Accessed?
We collaborate with our Community Partners to provide a holistic service system for children and families including parenting support, group peer support, case management, home visiting, community events and life skills courses. Below is a list of the current activities being delivered by our Community Partners.
Armadale Community Family Centre
Play in the Park
We are a FREE community playgroup that runs during the school term period from 9:30am - 11:30am in both Armadale and Byford.
For more information about times and places please contact:
9497 4794 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/armadalecommunityfamilycentre
Young Parents’ Chill Space
A space for young parents to chill out with the kids and make new friends in a supported playgroup environment, with free morning tea provided. Open to parents aged under 25 years with children aged under 5 years.
Cost is Free!
9.30am - 11.30am on Mondays and Wednesdays, during School Terms at
Armadale Community Family Centre, 101 Challis Rd Seville Grove
Contact: 9497 4794
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Young-Parents-Chill-Space-109498442412011
A whole of community project (including community services, government, business, and families) focussed on improving the safety of local children through system change. This project adopts the collective impact framework.
Parents Under Pressure Program
The Parents Under Pressure (PUP) program supports families in which there are many difficult life circumstances that impact on family functioning. These may include drug and alcohol use, financial stress, physical and mental health issues, family violence, and conflict in their lives.
PUP is an evidence and strengths-based model designed to enhance the parent’s capacity to be available for their children and to enhance secure attachment bonds and build more positive, secure relationships with their children.
The project aims to improve parenting skills and support family functioning to create an environment where their children feel safe.
The program is available to families with children aged 0-12 years in their care residing in the City of Gosnells, Armadale, or the suburbs of Byford and Mundijong.
For further information please contact Palmerston directly:
Phone: 9399 5344
For more information on services delivered by Palmerston please visit:
Parkerville Children and Youth Care
Social Skills and Transition Program
A primary/secondary service model individually tailored to meet the needs of the school, and designed to support children and families in a community. Additional support may be offered to families or children that require targeted services to reduce or mitigate their vulnerability.
Children’s Trauma Counselling
Providing intensive and targeted Children’s Trauma Counselling support for children aged 6 - 12 years.
If you would like to know more about the above programs please contact Louise Hanna, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager.
Contact: 9391 1900 or email: Louise@parkerville.org.au
For information on other services provided by Parkerville Children and Youth Care, please visit www.parkerville.org.au/services
Save the Children
It Takes a Village Play2Learn
It Takes A Village Play2Learn is a free supported playground for newly arrived women with children up to five years of age from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Play2Learn provides opportunities to increases parenting and life skills; and supports children to reach their developmental milestones.
Playgroups operate during school terms at the following locations:
Child and Parent Centre, East Maddington
79 Pitchford Avenue (entry from Westfield Street), Maddington
Mondays 10:00am - 11.30 am
Challis Primary School
40 Braemore Street, Armadale
Thursdays 10:00am - 11.30 am
For further information, please contact Save the Children
Phone: 9267 3000
More information on It Takes a Village can be found at: https://www.savethechildren.org.au/our-work/our-programs/australia/it-takes-a-village
Children’s Trauma Counselling
Provides specialised counselling and play therapy for children impacted by family and domestic violence for children under 12 years of age who are residing in the Cities of Gosnells, Armadale or the suburbs of Byford and Mundijong.
Children’s Outreach Service
Provides support for children aged 0-12 years who have been impacted by family and domestic violence, have exited refuge accommodation and will be residing in either the Cities of Gosnells, Armadale or the suburbs of Byford and Mundijong.
For further information please contact the Outreach Coordinator:
Phone: 6290 2816
For more information on services delivered by Starick Services please visit:
Where is Communities for Children Located?
Our Communities for Children service operates from Armadale, Western Australia. For more details about our locations and operating hours, please click here.
Communities for Children is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.