Communities for Children is a place-based initiative, empowering families who experience difficulties which make it hard to focus on the need of their children, families new to the area who may not have adequate access to support networks or those who may have difficulty finding or accessing services.
Communities for Children works in consultation and collaboration with local families, community services agencies, local government and community members to improve linkages for families to support services.
We support the Armadale Early Years Network, which strives to bring families, agencies and other community members together to support Armadale families with children.
What are the benefits of Communities for Children?
We facilitate programs benefiting children and their families by:
- Providing new opportunities for families to connect with others;
- Broadening accessibility to services;
- Strengthening partnerships and collaboration between these services.
Our Partnerships and Projects
As part of our role, we work collaboratively with other organisations, known as Community Partners, to deliver services that contribute to better outcomes for families.
Armadale Community Family Centre
08 9497 4794
- Play in the Park – a mobile playgroup operating in local parks helping young families connect with each other and other local support services
- Young Parents’ Chill Space – a supportive weekly playgroup for young parents and pregnant young people aged 24 years and under using the Abecedarian Approach.
08 9497 8521
- a collective impact project engaging the whole community (including community services, government, business, and families) focussed on improving the safety of local children.
Hope Community Services
08 9497 9498
- Circle of Security – providing training and support for parents with children up to 5 years old to help understand the importance of having a secure attachment with your child, and how children can feel safe and secure.]
Parkerville Children and Youth Care
08 9391 1900
- Providing schools with an onsite Social Skills Program tailored to the individual schools’ needs; that allow supports to be delivered to children and their families.
- Providing intensive and targeted Children’s Trauma Counselling support for children aged between six and twelve years.
Save the Children
1800 760 011
- It Takes a Village - providing support and a sense of community to migrant children and families as they adapt to life in Australia.]
Sister Kates Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation
0422 146 661
- Aboriginal Healing Program – working alongside children and their families in creative arts to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, collaboration, empowerment and pride.
Who is Communities for Children for?
Our Communities for Children service is available to families with children up to 12 years of age who are isolated, at risk of disadvantage, or may be disconnected from childhood services.
The services boundaries are inclusive of the City or Armadale and the suburbs of Gosnells, Byford and Mundijong.
Our Communities for Children service operates from Armadale, Western Australia. For more details about our locations please click here.
For more information on our Communities for Children services, or to find out how to become a member of the Armadale Early Years Network, please contact our team on (08) 9497 8521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communities for Children is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.