Student Services - Community Network

Child & Family Information, Referral and Support Team

The Child FIRST program at Upper Murray Family Care is a centralised entry point for referrals and information about the support services offered within the local community. This information service is offered to families, community members and professionals through our intake team. For families seeking more comprehensive support our practitioners will listen to your story, provide information and suggestions where required and will guide you through the process of linking with the most suitable service tailored to your families individual needs.

Contacts: Individuals seeking support are encouraged to contact Child FIRST on 1800 705 211 to arrange an intake meeting or to discuss options available to your family.

Other Resources:

Berry Street works with, young people and families with complex needs on issues related to violence, neglect, abuse, trauma and poverty. See: Berry Street

Anglicare works with families and communities and provides a range of services including emergency food and crisis accommodation, and builds capacity for sustainable living through programs like foster care, financial counselling, parent education and group work. See Anglicare

Brotherhood of St Laurence works to alleviate and prevent poverty and can provide support to children, young people, adults and families. See: Brotherhood of St Laurence

Smith Family is a children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. See: Smith Family