St George Early Childhood family support

Here you will find a network of services that support families with children in St George.

Family support through local agencies:

Community Centres: give information and support and refer to services in the St George area

Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre 30 Morgan Street, Kingsgrove NSW 2208  Phone: 9150 7823

Kogarah Community Services 27 Joffre Street, South Hurstville Phone: 9546 4811

Kogarah Neighbourhood Information Centre 90 Railway Parade, Kogarah  Phone: 95876622 

Mortdale Community Service previously Georges River Community Services  63 Pitt St, Mortdale NSW 2223  Ph: 9579 6322

Pole Depot Community Centre 23 St Georges Road, Penshurst NSW 2222  Phone: 9580 0688

St George Community Services 49 Treacy Street, Hurstville NSW 2220  Phone: 9580 9055

Arncliffe Community Life Centre  Accomodation referral, psychological services, kids activities, youth support, family and community support and general relief. Phone: 02 9567 8133  Dowling St, Arncliffe NSW 2205 Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 6pm Eligibility: Case by case basis.  Fees: Depending on individual services.  Ramp available for wheelchairs.  Area Served: St George.  Languages: English, Bahasa, Indonesia, Mandarin.

Backstop St George Family Support Service Inc at 42 Jubilee Avenue, Carlton, NSW 2218  PH: (02) 9553 9100 Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm Counsellors to help with: Family Conflict, Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Homelessness, Physical or Mental Health, Poverty, Physical or Sexual Assault

Learning Links Family Services helps families of children who have learning disabilities, difficulties and developmental delays. Family Counselling and Support Services in South West Sydney or the St George & Sutherland area.

24 hour telephone services:

  • Parentline 132 055
  • Bereavement support line: 1800 651 186 for families who experience the death of their baby during pregnancy, birth and infancy.
  • Mensline 1300 789 978 for men with family and relationship problems
  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Poisons info Service 131 126

Other telephone support:

Family Relationships Advice line 1800 050 321 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday

Kidsnet - After Hours Medical Advice (02) 9845 2432 

Karitane 1800 677 961  (02) 9794 2350  Information on parenting children, details of support services for parents.

Some of the issues you may like to discuss include:
  • Feeding problems - breast, bottle or solids
  • Sleep and settling routines
  • Immunisation information
  • Weaning
  • Toilet training
  • Management of gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Developmental milestones
  • Toddler behaviour management
  • Information regarding common childhood illness/problems
  • Postnatal anxiety, stress and depression

Tresillian (02) 9787 0855   Information on parenting children and details of support services for parents. On the spot advice about: 

  • Settling your baby
  • Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
  • Introducing solids
  • Your baby’s routine
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Coping with your new role as a Mum or Dad
  • Toddler and preschooler management
  • or if you just need to talk to someone

Specific Support Groups:

Multiple Birth Association

Breastfeeding Association

Breastfeeding Telephone Helpline available 7 days a week. Counsellors are answering calls in their own homes so please take this into consideration when calling. PH: 02 8853 4999

Young Parents

Post Natal Disorders Support Group

SIDS and Kids NSW website bereavement support for those who experience the death of their baby during pregnancy, birth and infancy. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death (SIDS) and the death of a child up to 6 years of age.

The Spastic Centre provides services for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Information, referral, intake and planning unit Ph: 1300 888 378. Anyone may refer to Pathways.
Local centre: Penshurst Torino  469 Forest Road, Penshurst Tel: 02 9586 1077 Fax: 02 9586 1877

Welfare Support:

Salvation Army Welfare Office is at St. George Community Services Centre  302 Kingsgrove Road KINGSGROVE NSW 2208
Ph. (02) 9150 7700 offers limited practical assistance for low-income families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. Community Services assistance may include:

  • Cash/ cheque
  • Food vouchers or parcels
  • Toys and food hampers at Christmas
  • Clothing, furniture and other household items
  • Accommodation
  • Housing costs
  • Electricity, gas, rates and other bills
  • Public transport fares
  • Medical and educational expenses

Salvation Army Moneycare Service Kingsgrove is a free and confidential financial counselling service for people facing financial difficulties or wanting to avoid financial difficulties in the future. Staff are able to help with a range of issues including budgeting, credit, debt and repossession.
61-65 Kingsway KINGSGROVE NSW 2208
Ph. (02) 9336 3320

Hurstville Salvos Store
19 - 23 Forest Road HURSTVILLE NSW 2220

Ph: (02) 9588 3279
Opening hours: M-F 9am to 4.45pm Sat 9am to 3.45pm

Salvation Army Employment Plus Hurstville Suite 101, Level 1, 4-8 Woodville Street  Hurstville, New South Wales, 2220  Ph:8558 8600

Salvation Army Employment Plus Rockdale  23-25 Frederick Street
Rockdale, New South Wales, 2216  Ph: 9518 2300

Society of St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) Hurstville Centre at 183c Forest Road Hurstville PH: 9580 2459 has a referral facility for people seeking assistance. Welfare is available at this Centre. Hurstville Centre offers good quality second-hand goods for sale including Clothing, Books, Bric-a-Brac and Furniture. Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm. Sat 9am-3pm.




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