Family Services – Geraldton

Ngala

Family Service

The Geraldton Family and Youth Support Service (GYFSS) operates primarily in Geraldton, providing support to young people and their families, assisting in the development of life skills, personal skills and social skills .

The program caters for young people from 11-18 years, as an early intervention service through the provision of individual case management with a strengths-based approach of extremedogfence.com. The service also supports young people to connect with other appropriate services. Referrals can be made through schools, family, self, other agencies and or youth service providers.

Address24-28 Gregory Street
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9921 4477
Website urlhttp://edcentre.wa.edu.au/gfyss/

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Centacare Family and Relationship Counselling

Family Counselling Service

Centacare Family and Relationship Counselling address the difficulties commonly presented by clients including those related to anxiety, depression, stress, abuse, loss, grief, trauma, relationship problems, separation and divorce, sexuality, parenting, low self-esteem and anger management.

Address116 Durlacher Street
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9921 2611
Website urlhttps://centacaregeraldton.org.au/family-relationship-counselling/

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Centacare Children's Contact Service

Family Support Service

Where separated parents are experiencing high levels of conflict, Children’s Contact Service ensures the safe transfer of children from one parent to another and manages supervised visits so that each parent can spend time with their children.

Address3 Maitland Street
 GERALDTON WA 6530
Phone(08) 9921 1433
Emailadmin@centacaregeraldton.org.au
Website urlhttps://centacaregeraldton.org.au/childrens-contact-service/

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Desert Blue Connect - Unplanned Pregnancy Support

Women's Support Service

The Desert Blue Unplanned Pregnancy Counsellor can help you with:

  • Your options – trying to decide whether to continue a pregnancy or not
  • Concerns you may have about termination (abortion), adoption or parenting
  • Termination (abortion) options in Geraldton and Perth and information about the types of termination
  • Health issues with pregnancy or maternal health concerns
  • Past issues in your life or family that have surfaced when faced with an unplanned pregnancy
  • Sexual assault and violence
  • Post termination (abortion) support
  • Referral to other support or medical services, referrals for termination (abortion)
  • Information about termination (abortion) procedures, contraception options, adoption processes or parenting resources

Address25 Chapman Road
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9964 2742
Website urlhttps://www.desertblueconnect.org.au/service/unplanned-pregnancy-counselling/

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Desert Blue Connect - Unplanned Pregnancy Support

Women's Support Service

This service provides counselling, support and intervention for families where family violence has occurred or is likely to occur.  Counselling sessions can be with individuals and families including children.

The service also provides advocacy for those experiencing family violence, and provide assistance with:

  • Referrals to housing, financial or legal organisations
  • Risk assessment & safety planning
  • Applying for a family violence restraining order
  • Court support
  • Referrals to other agencies

Families can access the service by self-referral, other agency referral, by the Department of Child Protection and Family Support or directly from Police.

Address25 Chapman Road
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9964 2742
Website urlhttps://www.desertblueconnect.org.au/service_category/family-violence-support/

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Pregnancy Problem House

Women's Support Service

Pregnancy Problem House specializes in helping women and couples find solutions. They offer non-judgmental understanding, accurate information, and personalised care.

Address4B George Road
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone1300 200 406
Emailinfo@pregnancyproblemhouse.com
Website urlhttps://www.pregnancyproblemhouse.com/

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Hope Community Centre

Family Support Service

Hope Community Services include:

  • Counselling (individually and in groups)
  • Community pharmacotherapy referral
  • Advocacy for individuals and families affected by alcohol or other drugs and mental health concerns.
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Integrated Team Care – Laverton, Leonora, Esperance and Kalgoorlie
  • Alcohol and other drugs Outreach
  • Youth Justice services including Bail Services

Address307 Marine Terrace
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9921 7409
EmailLisa.VanNiekerk@hopecs.org.au
Website urlhttps://hopecommunityservices.org.au/about/locations/geraldton/

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Mission WA: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Family Support Service

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren supports grandparents who have assumed the role of primary carers of their grandchildren or related children, often in difficult family circumstances. The grandchildren are generally aged 0-12, but can include children up to 18 years. The service provides the care, support and assistance that grandparents need to help their grandchildren overcome the challenges they are facing in the absence of their parents so that they continue to meet child development milestones. The service works throughout the Midwest region of WA, including in Meekatharra, Mullewa, Mt Magnet, Cue and Northampton.

AddressUnit 3, Campbell House 94 Chapman Road
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9921 5441
Website urlhttps://www.missionaustralia.com.au/services?view=service&id=456

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Mission WA: Intensive Family Support Service

Family Support Service

This service will work closely with families to improve family wellbeing and to keep children safe at home. To do this, the service will:

  • Undertake an assessment of each family’s needs and then develop a suitable case plan,
  • Provide practical parenting education and skill development such as budgeting, child safety, meal planning, school attendance and child mental health,
  • Help identify positive and supportive family networks that can keep children safe,
  • Help with family unifications, provide information, informal counselling, advocacy and warm referrals to appropriate services,

Particularly in relation to issues associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs and family violence as well as support families in times of crisis.

AddressUnit 3, Campbell House 94 Chapman Road
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9921 5441
Website urlhttps://www.missionaustralia.com.au/services?view=service&id=38

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Parkerville

Family Service

Parkerville Children and Youth Care is a well-established organisation with 116 years’ experience supporting vulnerable children, young people, adults and their families in Western Australia. They protect, care, advocate and promote recovery for children and young people who have experienced trauma from abuse, to support families and to work with the community to prevent child abuse.

Address5/114 Sanford Street
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9391 1937
EmailGero.reception@parkerville.org.au
Website urlhttps://parkerville.org.au/

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Department of Child Protection

Government Department

The Department provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families, from the Kimberley to the Great Southern regions of the State.

Address45 Cathedral Avenue cnr Chapman Road
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9965 9500
Website urlhttps://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx

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Helping Minds

Mental Health Support

Helping Minds offer free and confidential counselling to people who are supporting a family member or a friend living with mental health challenges, including:

  • Individual counselling appointments
  • In-school counselling for students aged 8-17
  • Phone counselling for people in regional and remote WA on 1800 811 747

Address 180 Durlacher Street
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9427 7100 or 1800 811 747
Website urlhttps://helpingminds.org.au/how-we-help/adults-families/#

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Community Health Centre Geraldton

Community Health Service

Community Health services promote healthy outcomes for infants, young children and their families through a comprehensive approach in collaboration with parents/carers.

Community Health nurses complete health checks and assessments of children’s physical, developmental, social and emotional needs and enable access to timely and appropriate interventions and supports.

AddressCommunity Health Centre, 51 85 Shenton Street
 GERALDTON, WA 6530
Phone(08) 9956 1985
Website urlhttp://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/index.php?id=1002

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State and National Family Support Services

Parent and Family Drug Support Line

Family Support

The Parent and Family Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. Callers have the option to speak to an experienced parent volunteer.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone1800 653 203 or (08) 9442 5050
Website urlhttps://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/about-us/our-services/alcohol-and-drug-support-service/parent-and-family-drug-support-line/

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1800 RESPECT

Sexual Assault and Domestic and Family Violence Service

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service. 1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone1800 737 732
Website urlhttps://www.1800respect.org.au/

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Mensline

Men's Support Service

MensLine Australia is the 24 hour national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.

HOURS:

  • Online chat: 24 Hours, 7 Days
  • Counselling: 24 Hours, 7 Days
  • Video chat counselling: 24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone1300 78 99 78
Website urlhttps://mensline.org.au/

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Kidshelpline

Kids Support Service

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Kids Helpline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk to you. No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about.

Phone1800 55 1800
Website urlhttps://kidshelpline.com.au/

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Patricia Giles Centre

Family and Domestic Violence Support Service

Patricia Giles Centre provides assistance to those experiencing or escaping family and domestic violence though women's and children's counselling, the safe at home program, housing support programs and safe accomodation in a crisis or emergency.

HOURS:

  •  Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Phone(08) 9300 0340
Website urlhttps://www.patgilescentre.org.au/

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Qlife

LGBTI Support Service

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Our services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.

HOURS:

  •  7 days, 3pm - 12am

Phone1800 184 527
Website urlhttps://www.qlife.org.au/

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