Helping Children & Families Association

For over fifteen years, Helping Children and Families Association (HCFA), a local volunteer-based organisation has been supporting families with young children and connecting them with resources in the community.  

Thank you to all who supported HCFA in the 2022 - 2023 financial year to secure the strong financial base needed to continue delivery of this service into the years ahead! The community has spoken of their appreciation of the service HCFA offers and their desire to see this service continue. The volume of action has been heard, loud and clear. Thank you

HCFA offers: 

  * The "Loving Care" volunteer home visiting program, where volunteers spend 2 hrs/week with families who have children under 6 (or mums about to give birth). The REFERRAL FORM, can be downloaded here or under the 'Volunteer Home Visiting' tab, 'How does our service work?'

  * Our in-house produced Armidale Families Guide (a 28-page glossy booklet jam-packed with information for families). The second edition is only available in hard copy. Call into the Armidale Business Centre on Cinder's Lane for a copy.

2023: Thank you to Uralla CWA, Dumaresq Lions Club, Armidale Dumaresq Council, Uralla Cooperative and private donors for financial support. Will you ensure this service is available in 2024? See how, on the 'Donations' page.

2023: Thank you to UPC AC Renewables - New England Solar Farm for a generous grant.

2023: Thank you to Best Employment for a generous donation

Current activities of the Management Committee are 1. continuing operations at a reduced level, ensuring the families we support will continue to receive volunteer visits; 2. rebuilding the website; 3. continuing to exhaust all avenues for funding so HCFA can grow this service for the local communities of Armidale, Uralla and surrounding areas.


Coordinator: Susan McPhee  
Armidale Business Centre, 
Cinders Lane,
Armidale NSW 2350
Mobile: 0467 580 016 
Office: 02 6776 6209


Helping Children and Families Association Incorporated (ABN: 48 429 454 632) is a Public Benevolent Institution endorsed to access GST Concession and Income Tax Exemption. It is also endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) under Australian Taxation law. Full details can be obtained from the Australian governments business website.