1. Family, Parenting and Relationships



    Services/programs

      Direct Support

    • Child FIRST (Bayside Peninsula Child FIRST Family Solutions Partnership)

      Child FIRST will offer information and advice to families and professionals; links for...

      Contact: 1300 721 383

      Provided by: Bayside Peninsula Child FIRST...

    • Services for Families (Family Life)

      Provides a variety of services to  children, youth and families. This includes counselling,...

      Contact: 8599 5433

      Provided by: Family Life

    • Family Support Services (OzChild)

      Provides family support services including Families FIRST, Together Again Program,...

      Contact: 1300 721 383

      Provided by: OzChild

    • Family Support Services and Counselling (Connections UnitingCare)

      Provides a range of services across a continuum of care from early parenting...

      Contact: 5977 0423

      Provided by: Connections UnitingCare

    • Grief and Bereavement Support Line (SIDS KIDS)

      Provides grief and bereavement support services to assist families who have experienced the...

      Contact: 1300 308 307

      Provided by: SIDS and Kids

    • Men's Shed (Peninsula Health Community Health)

      Provides a  relaxed place where men can come together and participate in group projects or...

      Contact: 5979 1969 (Westernport) or 5982...

      Provided by: Peninsula Health Community Health...

    • Psychology & Counselling for Youth (Community One)

      Provides support to young people who are experiencing relationship issues; trauma; stress and...

      Contact: 5974 2092

      Provided by: Mount Martha Community Learning Centre

    • Recovery and Family Support Services (MI Fellowship)

      Provides a  range of services and programs to help people who are living with a mental...

      Contact: 9784 6800

      Provided by: MI Fellowship (fka Mental Illness...

    • Relationship Counselling and Educational Services (LifeWorks)

      Provides a range of relationship counselling and educational services. Includes: anger management...

      Contact: 1300 543 396 or 9783 7611 (Frankston)

      Provided by: LifeWorks

    • Relationship Services (Relationships Australia Victoria)

      Provides relationship support with counselling, family violence prevention, and family...

      Provided by: Relationships Australia Victoria

    • Family, Parenting and Relationships

    • Community Services - Child & Family (Mornington Peninsula Shire MPS)

      Provides a range of Child and Family - Community Services including Early Years Care and...

      Contact: 5950 1000 or 1300 850 600

      Provided by: Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS)

    • Maternal and Child Health Line (DET)

      Provides a  24 hour, 7 days a week statewide telephone support service available to...

      Contact: 13 22 29

      Provided by: Department of Education and...

    • Child FIRST (Family Life)

      Provides a Child FIRST worker who can support you and your family with information and...

      Contact: 8599 5433 or 1300 721 383

      Provided by: Family Life

    • Community and Neighbourhood Houses (MPS)

      Provides a list of local community and neighbourhood houses - see the Facilities Directory...

      Contact: 1300 850 600

      Provided by: Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS)

    • Community Support Services (Western Port)

      Provides a range of services including tax help, financial counselling services and...

      Contact: 5979 2762

      Provided by: Western Port Community Support

    • Enhanced Maternal & Child Health Services (Mornington Peninsula Shire)

      Provides support, information and advice to parents of children aged 0-6. Offers help with...

      Contact: 5950 1635

      Provided by: Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS)

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Family Relationship Centre (Family Life)

      Provides a variety of family and relationship services to all families whether together,...

      Contact: 9784 0650

      Provided by: Family Life

    • Family Support and Early Childhood Intervention Service (Biala Peninsula)

      Provides an early intervention centre for children from birth to eight years with additional...

      Contact: 5975 1820

      Provided by: Biala Peninsula - Early Childhood...

    • Family Support Services (Brotherhood of St Laurence BSL)

      Provides a range of support services to young children, youth and families. Includes programs...

      Contact: 8781 5900

      Provided by: Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL)

    • Family Support Services, Bayside Peninsula (Bayside Peninsula Child FIRST Family Solutions Partnership)

      Provides support to families via an assessment process to reduce the need for Child Protection...

      Contact: 1300 721 383 or 9781 6700

      Provided by: Bayside Peninsula Child FIRST...

    • Family Violence Assistance (Victoria Police)

      Provides assistance, advice, referral, and representation to women in Victoria who are...

      Contact: 000

      Provided by: Victoria Police (Frankston branch)

    • Find a Men's Shed

      Provides a place where men can go and gain powerful tools to help address health and wellbeing...

      Contact: 1300 550 009

      Provided by: Men's Shed Assosciation Australia

    • Learn Engage Connect Young Parents Program (headspace)

      Provides young parents who wish to return to school to obtain their Year 11 or 12 by studying...

      Contact: 9238 8196 or 0427 571 697

      Provided by: headspace Frankston

      Referral by: Anyone

    • Men's Programs and Men's Behaviour Change (LifeWorks)

      Provides a range of Men's Programs and Men's Behavioral Change Programs to assist males in...

      Contact: 1300 543 396 or 9783 7611 (Frankston)

      Provided by: LifeWorks

    • Sexual Assault Report Anonymously (SARA) (SECASA)

      Provides an anonymous way to report sexual assault and harassment online. People do not report...

      Contact: 9594 2289 (24 hr)

      Provided by: South Eastern Centre Against Sexual...

    • Specialist Children's Services (DEECD)

      Provides parents and families with the knowledge, skills and support to meet the needs of their...

      Contact: 1300 720 151

      Provided by: Department of Education & Early...

    • Legal & Court Related

    • Legal Aid (Frankston)

      Provides legal information and advice. This office specialises in criminal law, family breakdown...

      Contact: 9784 5222

      Provided by: Victoria Legal Aid (VLA)

    • Material Aid

    • Material Aid (St Vincent de Paul Society)

      Provides material aid support (food, clothing, furniture, etc) to families or young people in...

      Contact: 5976 4974 (Mornington Call Centre)...

      Provided by: St Vincent de Paul Society

      Referral by: Other - We usually require the person needing help to...

    • Material Aid - Crisis and Support Services (Rosebud Salvation Army)

      Provides emergency crisis relief and support to the community.

      Contact: 5986 4206 or 5986 7122

      Provided by: SalvoCare Eastern (The Salvation Army)

    • Clothes 4 U

      Provides free  good quality clothing, accessories and toiletries to women and gi rls...

      Contact: 0490 058 596

      Provided by: Clothes 4 U Inc Rosebud Boutique

    • Community Support Services (SPCSIC)

      Provides a range of services that are accessible at the  Southern Peninsula Community...

      Contact: 5986 1285

      Provided by: Southern Peninsula Community...

    • Mary's Van

      Provides free cooked meals and a cuppa to people in need. 

      Contact: 5986 1285 (SPCSIC)

    • Material Aid (Western Port)

      Provide assistance through the provision of food parcels, food...

      Contact: 5979 2762

      Provided by: Western Port Community Support

    • Material Aid and Emergency Crisis Support (MCIS)

      Provides emergency relief to those people in our community who are in need of short-term...

      Contact: 5975 1644

      Provided by: Mornington Community Information...

    • Material Aid and Emergency Crisis Support (Southern Peninsula Community Support & Information) (SPCSIC)

      Provides emergency relief for residents on a low income who are experiencing financial...

      Contact: 5986 1285

      Provided by: Southern Peninsula Community...

    • Material Aid and Food Support (City Life Inc.)

      Provides food support and material aid at meal times to people on low incomes who may be at risk...

      Contact: 9770 0660

      Provided by: City Life Church

    • Material aid and food support (Frankston Community Support)

      Provides a material aid centre and food supoport to people at risk of homelessness or in need of...

      Contact: 9783 7284

      Provided by: Community Support Frankston

    • Pantry Plus at the Care House (PenCC - Peninsula Christian Care)

      Provides a food assistance to local residents after a short chat on your circumstances. Some food...

      Contact: 5971 4877

      Provided by: Peninsula Christian Care (PenCC)

    • Salvation Army Community Centre

      Provides a range of emergency relief including food assistance, transport, medical and education.

      Contact: 5986 4206 (call for appointment)

    • Salvation Army Frankston - Material Aid - Crisis and Support Services

      Provides material support to people at risk of homelessness or in need of material support or...

      Contact: 9776 8456 (Material Aid Centre) or...

      Provided by: SalvoCare Eastern (The Salvation Army)

    • Vinnie's Kitchen

      Provides cooked meals for people in need.

      Contact: 5982 2081

      Provided by: Vinnie's Kitchen

    • Phone & Web

    • 24 Hour Breastfeeding Helpline (Peninsula ABA)

      Provides family support services and breast pump hire - electric  hospital-grade...

      Contact: 5975 1847 or 1800 686 268

      Provided by: Breastfeeding Association -...

    • Dads Helpline (Dads in Distress)

      Provides support over the phone for dads who are feeling stressed or anxious about issues around...

      Contact: 1300 853 437

      Provided by: Dads in Distress

    • Family Planning Victoria

      Provides help to young women who need help or advice around abortion. Also provides counselling...

      Contact: 1800 013 952

      Provided by: Family Planning Victoria

    • Telephone support and online counselling (GriefLine)

      Provides counselling support services free of charge to individuals and families....

      Contact: National (03) 9935 7400 for helpline

      Provided by: Griefline Community and Family...

    • Youth Support (The Line)

      Provides a website for young people which talks about relationships, gender, sex, bystander...

      Contact: 1800 695 463 (1800 MYLINE)

      Provided by: The Line (Our Watch)

    • Supported Playgroups, Parenting & Education Programs

    • Community Playgroups

      Provides an online " Find a Playgroup" directory - simply add your postcode to find a playgroup...

      Contact: 1800 171 882 or call Mornington...

      Provided by: Playgroup Victoria

    • Creating Capable Communities (Family Life)

      Provides community strenghtening programs to help give families and young people an opportunity...

      Contact: 8599 5433

      Provided by: Family Life

    • Family Life Tootgarook House (Family Life)

      Provides a safe and relaxed place for  local people to maintain and develop community...

      Contact: 9784 0650 or 5985 1297

      Provided by: Family Life

    • Good Shepherd Community Services

      Provides a range of activities and services including Neighbourhood House programs, Aboriginal...

      Contact: 5971 9444

      Provided by: Good Shepherd Youth and Family...

    • MyTime (Playgroup Victoria)

      Provides local support for parents and carers of children with a disability or chronic medical...

      Contact: 1800 171 882

      Provided by: Playgroup Victoria

    • Parentzone Newsletter (Anglicare)

      Provides an online newsletter for parents and carers to promote healthy and independant families....

      Provided by: Anglicare Victoria