Family Referral Service

Changes to the Family Referral Service - (Click to open)

Currently, the Family Referral Service is the responsibility of NSW Health. On 1 January 2021, the Family Referral Service will transfer to the Department of Communities and Justice. It will be called Family Connect and Support.

Just like the Family Referral Service, the new Family Connect and Support brings together families, support services and community resources so that our children and young people are safe and well.

For more details – please see the NSW Department of Communities and Justice website. https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/families/support-programs/all-families/family-connect-and-support

 

Parenting can be a tough gig… Family Referral Service is your link to support.

The Family Referral Service connects families who need a helping hand, to the support services and community resources which can assist them.

The Family Referral Service (FRS) brings together families, support services and community resources so that our children and young people are safe and well.

We can work with families to look at what challenges they are facing and what their support needs are and then we can find the most appropriate services to meet their needs.

If you are a young person or family with children, or an extended family member, we will listen to your needs and connect you to support services and community resources to help.

 

The FRS can help if you are having difficulties with:

  • Domestic violence experiences
  • Housing or accommodation access
  • Financial assistance
  • Counselling and mediation
  • Parenting struggles
  • Mental health concerns
  • Finding culturally appropriate support

We can connect you with:

  • Employment, education and training services
    Housing
  • Domestic violence services
  • Access to Government services and community organisations
  • Family support services
  • Intensive family support
  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Mental health services
  • Finding culturally appropriate support
  • Other support options


Family Referral service

The Family Referral Service is a prevention and early intervention service that provides information, case coordination and referrals to local community services for families with children and young people who need assistance with the challenges and demands of family life.

Contact

Phone:
1800 338 774
Email:
[email protected]

Come See Us -
Drop into one of our offices:

Lismore
‘Killclare House’
16 Keen Street, Lismore NSW 2480

Tweed
15-17 Frances Street Tweed Heads NSW 2485

Grafton
Ground Floor, 50 Victoria Street Grafton NSW 2460


You might also be interested in these Social Futures programs:

Elements - Youth and Family Relationship Program
Links to Learning

About the FRS

There are FRS branches all throughout NSW. The Family Referral Service is a NSW Government funded initiative and is part of the Keep them Safe Action Plan designed to improve the wellbeing of children in NSW.
NSW government

Family Referral Service Website: www.familyreferralservice.com.au

Keep Them Safe Website: www.keepthemsafe.nsw.gov.au

1800 Respect:  www.1800respect.org.au

Download one of our brochures here:

Download this brochure if you are looking for help for yourself or for a friend or family member

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Download this brochure if you are a service provider

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Download our Referral Form

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