Family & children services
All children deserve a happy, healthy start to life. Mission Australia’s job is to help families provide the security, care and support that is so vital to a child’s development. At the heart of our work is early intervention and prevention, which means we address issues before they become major setbacks for families. We support mums and dads to be the very best parents they can be.
We run playgroups, literacy and financial education programs and other activities that help families – including grandparents and other carers – to feel they are part of a community.
Our community services also work with families to help them deal with those challenges that can tear people apart, such as problem gambling, domestic violence, drug and alcohol issues and long-term unemployment.
Early Learning & development
Mission Australia’s Early Learning Services give kids the chance to learn and play in exciting natural environments, with vegie patches, bubbling streams and trees to explore. We also lay the path for children to develop a love of learning and make a smooth transition to school.Early learning
Support for carers & parents
Our community services also work with families to help them deal with those challenges that can tear people apart, such as problem gambling, domestic violence, drug and alcohol issues and long-term unemployment.Carers and parents
Domestic & family violence
For many of us it may be inconceivable that Domestic and Family violence (DFV), is anywhere near us. But the reality is it is likely to be in every suburb in Australia.Domestic violence
Housing support for families
Mission Australia knows homelessness can have a devastating impact on young lives. This is why we do our utmost to help families keep a roof over their heads and create nurturing homes for the next generation of confident, capable and independent Australians.Homelessness and social housing
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For help with early learning and development, please visit our early learning website
If you, or someone you know are in crisis, encourage them to call Lifeline Line on 13 11 14.
If you think their, yours or the life of any other person in the family is in danger, the best thing to do is to call 000.
For more information, download our research into families and children.
Homelessness & social housing support
We believe every person in Australia should have access to safe and secure housing.
Providing security and support is vital to the health and development of children and parents.
Mental wellbeing & disability support
Disability, visible or not, shouldn’t prevent a person from being active in their community.
Employment can benefit a person's health and wellbeing, as well as their financial situation.
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