"You can only do a small amount individually but once we start working on the same outcomes, programs and projects then enthusiasm builds enthusiasm and in order for communities to change and develop we have to learn to work with each other. I think Mid Coast 4 Kids was probably a first community approach in that way".

Sue Russell, Child Care Services Taree & Districts Inc

Our Community Partners

Mid Coast 4 Kids is an initiative supported bCommunities for Children. Communities for Children is an Australian Government funded service delivered through the Department of Social Services.

Communities for Children work collaboratively with our local community to delivering evidenced-based and innovative programs that respond to local challenges and make a real difference in the lives of children and families living on the Mid Coast.

Mission Australia is the Facilitating Partner for Communities for Children on the Mid Coast. Child Care Services Taree and Districts Inc (Taree, Forster and Gloucester), Uniting (Taree and Forster) and Manning Support Services Inc (Taree and Gloucester) are current providers of Communities for Children services.

PHOTO: Our Mid Coast 4 Kids Steering Committee with representatives from each of our Communities for Children partner organisations.

Child Care Services Taree & Districts INC

Child Care Services Taree and Districts Inc are a  ‘not for profit’ community based organisation. Run by a Management committee made up of volunteers, Child Care Services Taree and Districts Inc currently oversee a number of programs, including:

  • Five Star Family Day Care                                                  
  • Wattle Tree Care (NDIS Support Program)
  • Community Playgroup

Through Communities for Children the service delivers a range of evidence based programs including, but not limited to: Bringing Up Great Kids / Bringing Up Little Darlings; Circle of Security; Triple P; Lego Group; FAST, Our Words, Our Stories and more. See below for more service information or, visit the Child Care Services Taree & Districts website.

UNITING TAREE & FORSTER

Uniting Taree and Forster provide a range of services and programs to support and enrich the lives of children and families in the Mid Coast. 
 
HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) is a FREE two year home-based early learning program that builds the confidence and skills of parents and carers to create a positive learning environment for their children.
 
HIPPY uses fun, simple and interactive activities that aim to promote positive parent-child bonding, support the developmental needs of the child and helps prepare the child for their transition to school.
 
Home tutors visit parents/caregivers in their home every second week to show them how to do the HIPPY activities. The parent and child then spend 10 to 15 minutes each day, five days a week, doing the activities together.
 
Through Communities for Children, Uniting also run a range of innovative and evidence based programs for families including Stroll n Roll (Supported Playgroup), Women Can, Kids Can (Domestic Violence Support) as well as Parenting After DV. Uniting also run a diverse array of programs and activities to support Dad’s including, but not limited to, Dad’s Big Day Out. For more information about Uniting services, contact Marie Atkinson on 0417 463 430.
 

manning support services

Manning Support Services (MSS) offers individual support for families facing challenges. Their service values diversity, and welcomes families and young people of all cultural backgrounds. Our services are available for parents and carers of dependent children aged 0-18, to assist with early intervention including parenting support, domestic violence support, maintaining accommodation, and budgeting skills, to name a few.

They provide support and advice, advocacy, information, referrals to other services and home visits in Taree and Gloucester.

Offering:

  • Individual support for families, focussed on the particular challenges identified
  • Accredited parenting programs: Triple P, 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching and Circle of Security
  • Support Groups – Young Mums’ Group and The Waiting Room
  • Programs for children, including Drum Beat
  • Advice, referral and information

Click here to visit to visit their web calendar and view upcoming group events

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