Communities for Children

Offering a “whole of community” approach to enhance early childhood development and wellbeing.

Family Support Services

Communities for Children

An Armadale-based service providing families and their children with opportunities to connect with others.

Communities for Children (CfC) provides early intervention and prevention programs to improve outcomes for children 0 -12 years and their families.  Eligible families must live in the City of Gosnells, City of Armadale or the suburbs of Byford and Mundijong. 

Who benefits from Communities for Children?

  • Families with children aged 0 - 12 years - by improving the health and well-being of families and the development of young children.
  • Communities and Services within these 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.

How our programs are delivered

As part of our role as a Communities for Children Facilitating Partner (CfC FP), we fund other organisations, known as Community Partners, to deliver services that contribute to better outcomes for families.

Our Committee

As a Facilitating Partner we establish and maintain a CfC Committee to assist with the development of both strategic and  activity work plans.  Committees are representative of their local communities and include clients, parents and caregivers, and local businesses, as well as local service providers. Expressions of interest to join the Committee can be emailed to cfcaramdale@communicare.org.au.

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: enquiries@armadalecfc.com 
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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: chillspace@armadalecfc.com 
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Community Dimensions

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.
 

Our Location

Our Communities for Children service operates from Armadale, Western Australia. For more details about our locations please click here.

Making Contact

For more information on our Communities for Children services please contact our team on (08) 9497 8521 or cfcarmadale@communicare.org.au.

Acknowledgements

Communities for Children is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.