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
08 9497 4794
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
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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 or email: email@example.com
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08 9497 8521
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.
Hope Community Services
08 9497 9498
Hope Circle of Security is an 8 week program designed to show caregivers a path to secure attachment focused on the child’s needs rather than behaviour. Programs are delivered across Armadale and Gosnells.
For more information please contact Joseph Nunis.
Contact: 08 9497 9498
Office hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday, located at 56 Fourth Road Armadale WA 6112
More information available at http://hopecommunityservices.org.au/
Parkerville Children and Youth Care
08 9391 1900
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: (08) 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
08 9394 0091
It Takes a Village Play2Learn
A supported playgroup for newly arrived women with children aged 0 - 5 years old from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Cost is Free!
Monday and Tuesday from 10am - 12pm at Gosnells Community Lotteries House, 2232 Albany Hwy Gosnells
Contact: 9394 0091
More information available at https://www.savethechildren.org.au/our-work/our-programs/australia/it-takes-a-village
Sister Kates Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation
0422 146 661
Cultural Healing, Empowerment and Leadership Program
SKHKAC programs address the intergenerational trauma and recovery of the Sister Kates Home Kids and their descendants, other Stolen Generations groups, the wider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, including the Community for Children Program – working with children aged 0 - 12 years and their families.
For more information contact Sister Kates Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation on 0422 146 661.
For more information about current projects please contact Alta Winmar on
0422 146 661.
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.