Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation - Supporting Aboriginal Families in the Newcastle Region

A: Unit 2, 22 Portside Crescent, Maryville 2293 - PO Box 208 Broadmeadow NSW 2292
PH: 02 4969 5299 F: 02 4969 5023 E: admin@muloobinba.org.au

Providing culturally appropriate and sensitive supports to Aboriginal people in times of need

Intense Family Support

Intense Family Support

Intense Family Support (IFS) Project provides a service for Aboriginal families/individuals with children between the ages of 0—15 years in the Raymond Terrace Community Services boundaries. Referrals for IFS are only received from Family & Community services

The Intense Family support Project provides a 12 week intense support program that is provided in the home up to 15 hours per week, with an additional 40 weeks of less intense support that includes;

  • Intense support that provides information and advice, advocacy, referrals to relevant
  • Services and skills development.
  • Structured program providing practical and skills supports though case planning
  • Structure parenting programs including child behavioural issues
  • Assess the strengths, risks and needs of the children and family
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of services being delivered
  • On call assistance for emergency circumstances

IFS aims to reduce the risk for children entering Out of Home care system. Strengthening the family by increasing parenting capacity, family function and improving the child’s wellbeing all support Aboriginal children to stay at home in a safe and caring environment.

The IFS project is funded through Family and Community services