Family Match Program (Extended Families)

  1. About this service

    Provides a range of programs to help a child gain a sense of identity, assist in extending their social and emotional development and provide support to children with disabilities and their families. It also ensures that the child and family are more linked to and supported in the community. Extended Families is a not-for-profit organsiation that provides meaningful and lasting volunteer support to children/young people with a disability and their families who require flexible support, are keen to establish strong connections in community life and require practical assistance in their day-to-day lives. Also provide a range of programs to reduce isolation and provide carers with some respite. Extended Families seeks to widen social networks, empower individuals, promote inclusion and strengthen the bonds people have within their local area. The organisation breaks down barriers by changing social attitudes and creating opportunities.

      • Service name

        Family Match Program (Extended Families)

      • Phone

        5950 1055

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help

      • Service hours

        Various times - contact service directly

      • Age group

        Maximum age 30 years

      • Additional age criteria

        Any child (or young person) with a disability between the ages of 0-30 years of age and their family provided the child's care needs can be safely met by a volunteer in the community. People from any race, culture and religion are welcome.

      • Interpreters

        Yes but requires booking in advance

      • Service type


      • Costs

        Membership fees apply -

      • Languages (other than English)


      • Drop in service


      • Outreach


    More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

      • Participation length


      • Participation type


      • Staff profile

        Peer Support, Qualified Staff, Skilled Volunteers

      • Who can refer


  2. Family Match Program (Extended Families)