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We offer in-home intensive parenting support to parents who are experiencing difficulty coping with their child’s / children’s behaviour.

The target age group for children is 0 to 8 years.

Each family is allocated an experienced parenting support worker who will work with the family for a negotiated period (usually up to 8 – 10 weeks).

Visits may total from 4 to 12 hours per week. Behavioural issues may include: parent/child conflict; problems at school; tantrums; defiance; bullying; learning concerns; low self esteem; sleep issues.

We also offer family support through less intensive in the Newcastle / Lake Macquarie area.



All referrals must be accepted by the lead agencies for the Brighter Futures program (see below)



This program is fully funded by the Dept of Community Services and there is no cost to client families.



New referrals:

Lower Hunter: Benevolent Society: Brighter Futures Team. Phone (02) 4931 9342 or Dept of Community Services. Phone (02) 4939 4800

Newcastle / Lake Macquarie: Samaritans Brighter Futures Team. Phone (02) 4954 2736 or 4956 8387 or Dept of Community Services Phone (02) 4958 0600

Referral forms and further information is available from The Samaritan’s Foundation website or by phoning them on (02) 4014 9300