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The Helping Children & Families Association (HCFA) is an Armidale charity established in 2005 to continue the work previously undertaken by the Armidale Network of the Hope for the Children Foundation.

HCFA's mission is to connect families of young children with our community.  We recognise that any family with a child under six deserves support, and our  "Loving Care" volunteer home visiting program allows families to receive the support once provided to all families by the " village":  extended family and neighbours.

We also continually review what families in Armidale need.  We published the inaugural Armidale Families Guide, a 24-page booklet full of resources and ideas for local families, in 2014, and are planning to open a drop-in parents centre in new premises in the second half of 2015.

Location and Opening Hours

Operating Hours:    The coordinator works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and at other times by arrangement.  

Contact Details:  Armidale Business Centre, Cinders La.    6776 6209      0467 580 016     coordinator@hcfa.org.au 

Joining the Association  To show your support for the organisation, we ask community members to join for $5/year, due at the AGM in late September/early October.  

Donations are tax deductible.  Contact the coordinator for more information.