Tamworth Family Support Service - Administration, 47 Denison Street

Also known as
  • Women, Men & Youth Refuges
  • Coledale Community Centre
  • Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
Business Summary
Strengthen and improve social and personal well-being for individuals, families and communities.
About Us

Tamworth Family Support Service is a non-government, community based organisation that has been delivering services to families in Tamworth for more than 30 years. It has more than 80 staff across all programs. The service also operates in areas outside of Tamworth, including Quirindi, Manilla, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Barraba.

Tamworth Family Support Service now comprises of twenty-one funded programs. These include Government funded programs that are free to the community. The aim of the Tamworth Family Support Service is to provide help to people in need.

What is the Scheme?
A free service to assist women access the justice system to protect them from domestic violence in Armidale, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Tamworth and Walcha.
What is HIPPY?
The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a 2-year home-based program that empowers and supports parents to guide their pre-school age child’s early learning experiences and help their child realise success by beginning school with a love for learning. It is a program that is delivered to parents by home tutors through home visits and parent groups.
How much does the HIPPY Program cost?
How much does the HIPPY Program cost? Joining HIPPY costs nothing, as this program is funded through the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
Who can join HIPPY?
Families who live in the West Tamworth, Hillvue, Coledale, Westdale and Oxley Vale areas, are looking to spend quality time with their children and wish to meet other families from the community.
Who can use this service?
Any parents/carers with a child aged 0 -12 years can access this service; however, priority will be given to young parents, single fathers, single mothers and parents identifying as Aboriginal.
Why Are Families Referred to the Program?
The Youth Hope program receives referrals from Family and Community Services (FACS) and other support agencies within the community. The program will work with families in crisis, whose children or young people are at risk of significant harm.
How old does my child need to be to start HIPPY?
Children are able to start HIPPY on the year that they are turning 4 and it is the year before they start school. Families take part for 2 years, during the year before a child starts formal schooling and during their first year of school.
What is an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order?
An AVO is a court order enforceable by the police to protect a person’s that has been or is experiencing domestic violence
How can the scheme help prevent domestic violence?
Domestic violence is usually characterised by a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviours, and perpetrators often repeat these behaviours in their relationships. The pilot Scheme aims to prevent domestic violence from occurring by empowering people at risk to make informed decisions about their relationships.
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