Community Programs

Covering both the South Western and South Eastern suburbs of Sydney, Karitane provides a comprehensive range of clinically based parenting group programs designed to support parents in their parenting role. 

Community services and programs are provided to families in their own home or in the community setting. These services and initiatives include:

Talking Realities Young Parents Program

Talking Realities offers a fun and relaxing way to study with other young parents and work towards formal qualifications in a Certificate III in Community Services Work from Tafe NSW. We provide free training, childcare and lunch plus links to education and other service providers. On completion of the course you will be guided and supported into further study and have the opportunity to share your story with school students! Applications are now open for our Young Parents Peer Educators Training program starting on Wednesday 7th June 2017 through to Wednesday 13th December 2017, More information

Connecting Carers NSW

Provides support to foster, kinship and relative carers across NSW. We offer a telephone support line during business hours and after hours until 8:30pm, Monday to Friday. We also offer ongoing education, peer support and advocacy to develop skills and support carers in their vital role caring for children and young people in out of home care. More information

Linking Families

Karitane Linking Families (KLF) offers four community programs in the Liverpool, Fairfield and Bankstown areas which include home visiting and supported play groups. Referrals are not required for this service, you can self refer to any service by calling (02) 9754 2655. Linking Families is located at 130 Nelson Street, Fairfield Heights, NSW, 2165.

The four services offered include:

1.Volunteer Family Connect offers support to families with children 0-5 living in the Liverpool, Bankstown and Fairfield areas. The program trains volunteers and then matches them with families in the community. The role of these volunteers is to provide support to the families who may be isolated and have minimal English skills.

Become a Volunteer Helping Families offers you the opportunity to become a volunteer, helping families deal with the challenges of parenthood. 

 

2.Young Parent Family Worker offers sustained home visiting to young clients 25 years and under. The program’s workers are able to visit young parents antenatally and postnatally to provide support and referral to appropriate programs.

3.Early Intervention Placement Prevention offers families from different cultural and language backgrounds, refugee families and families with limited or no family support assistance and referrals to services available in the community to address parenting challenges. 

4.Supported Playgroups Plus offers supported playgroups for vulnerable families for a period of 12-18 months to support, inform and build capacity to integrate into community playgroups. This transition ensures all families are able to access supported playgroups when needed.