Family, Child and Youth

Targeted Earlier Intervention

Our Manager of Family, Child and Youth Services regularly partners with local organisations to provide programs and interventions that are designed to cater for specific needs surrounding parenting and issues that children may face growing up.

Community Northern Beaches works towards prevention because, as reputable research now suggests, intervening in children’s earlier years has a significantly positive impact on the developmental journey of life.

Programs change regularly throughout the year. Current programs being offered are a Supported Playgroup, a Respectful Relationships Program for high school students, Community Yoga, Youth Mentoring and Beyond The Gloves Boxing/Mentoring Program for 12 – 18-year-old girls.

We have a range of other programs that we are working to implement, including Loss and Grief Work with Children and Young People, The Bump program, a single parents support group and multisports activities for teenagers.

We seek to be responsive to community needs so if there are any programs that you think we should create or facilitate, please email or call us. Perhaps you have an idea or program that you would like to work on with us?

Families needing support can access the following services:

  • Information, assessment and referral
  • Support and advocacy
  • Emergency food, clothing, toiletries and bedding
  • Drop-in Cafe Bar with free tea and coffee, and fresh food
Services available through our Community Hub:
  • Counselling
  • Centrelink outreach
  • Manly Legal Service
  • Financial advice
Community Northern Beaches Family, Child & Youth Service