Parentzone run a variety of Parenting Programs for parents, carers and grandparents of children aged 0-18 years and professionals working with children and families. They also develop a quarterly newsletter with up to date information on parenting programs being run across the Cardinia Shire
AUSTRALIAN BREAST FEEDING ASSOCIATION CARDINIA/CASEY
The Casey-Cardinia Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association is a local group that meets regularly and supports women and their families
CONNECTIONS UNITING CARE PAKENHAM
Connections Uniting Care offers a broad range of support programs and services to help families, children, individuals and young people in need
OZ CHILD DISABILITY
Oz Child is based Mornington but supports the shire’s of Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong, Mornington, Frankston and Bayside. Supporting Children and young people with disabilities and their families through a variety of programs including day activities, camps and family based care.
OZ CHILD VOLUNTEER FAMILY SUPPORT
We are an organisation who supports families, children and youth experiencing issues in their lives. For more information, opportunities or would like to volunteer with Oz Child
13 22 89
Parent line is a state wide telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers with children aged from birth to eighteen years.
WINDERMERE CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
5943 7900 or 9705 3200
Support individuals who have experienced or are dealing with issues such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, violence in the family, lack of housing, have been the victim of a violent crime, are living with a disability, who care for a child with a developmental delay or who just need help to fit in or feel part of their community.
Windermere can help if your family is struggling day-to-day due to:
- Mental health issues
- Abuse and/or violence
- Parental self-esteem issues
- Children with challenging behaviours, learning difficulties or special needs
- Financial/ housing problems
- Social isolation
- Stress associated with unemployment, multiple birth, children with disabilities, separation, divorce, illness or death
- Transition associated with ages and stages of child and parenting development And most services through Windermere are free
59453200 or after hours crisis 0400403338
Emergency Youth Accommodation
Family Violence Crisis Service
Family Violence Outreach Service
Women’s Outreach Program
Youth Housing Support Program
STEPPING UP CONSORTIUM LIFELINE 13 11 14 DIRECT LINE 1800 888 236
If you would like to book an appointment you can call directly on 1800 828 466 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stepping Up Consortium has significant experience in working with marginalised people with complex needs such as people with Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) problems, Mental Health issues, Intellectual Disabilities, Acquired Brain Injuries, Families, Job Seekers and those involved with the Criminal Justice System, pre and post-release.
THE 4CS CRISIS RELIEF CENTRE
5/114 Princes Highway Pakenham (behind La Porchettas).
Open Monday-Friday 10-3pm.
Cardinia Combined Churches Caring (The 4C’s) Crisis Relief Centre and Food Bank has been operating now for 14 years servicing the needy, disadvantaged and those in crisis within the Cardinia Shire.
The centre is a not for profit charity. Its services include food supplies, crisis accommodation, no interest loans for whitegoods, furniture, medical equipment etc, assistance with paying utility accounts, rent arrears, pharmacy accounts, firewood and water purchases; Christmas hampers and toys, baby formula and nappies, education programs in budgeting and living on low incomes, education programs on cooking low cost healthy meals, drug/alcohol rehabilitation, material aide, financial advice, access to psychologists, daily bread distribution, friendship and support. We also have outreach centres in two areas of our large shire and we operate a local charity store.
5–7 Main Street, Pakenham
Monday–Friday 9.30am–1pm (by appointment only)1pm–5.30pm (open for young people) Young people can access a range of information, advice and support as well as use computers with free internet access between 1pm–5.30pm. Opening hours will vary during school holidays and after school activities.
My Place is a great place for information, advice, and support for young people aged 10–25.Young people, parents and professionals can access My Place for information and advice on a range of topics including health and wellbeing, education and training, drugs and alcohol and more. Where required, referrals to other support agencies can be made directly from My Place to support young people and their families.