Who can we offer the service to? Minimize

The volunteer home visiting program works with families who would like some additional support to help them with the everyday demands of being a parent with young children.

Some of the issues that families may identify with can be:

  • Feeling isolated or lonely
  • Finding the adjustment to parenthood a challenge
  • Adjusting to other changes in their lives
  • Parenting alone
  • A multiple birth
  • A child with a disability or a health problem
  • A parent with a disability or a health problem
  • Being new to the country
  • Being new to the area

HCFA understands that families may have other personal or family issues that require more intensive support than a volunteer home visitor can provide. The coordinator will assess if it is possible for us to work together with another, more specialised service but mostly we would not offer a service to families when there are current issues around:

  • substance abuse
  • child protection
  • domestic violence
  • certain mental health issues