Helping Children & Families Association
The Helping Children and Families Association (HCFA) is a volunteer-based organisation connecting families of young children with resources in the community.
* The "Loving Care" volunteer home visiting program, where volunteers spend 2 hrs/week with families who have a 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.
2022: Thank you to UPC AC Renewables - New England Solar Farm for a generous grant in 2022.
2023: HCFA is eager to secure a strong financial base for continuation of this service into the years ahead. Can you help? See our Donations tab.
When Hope for the Children, Armidale Network folded and the work was continued by HCFA, a grant that had been obtained for the local work was administered by Uralla Council. At that time, HCFA had a secondary office in Uralla. After the grant funding ended, everything centralized to the office in Armidale. While half of the Management Committee members live in Uralla, along with the Coordinator, the volunteer visiting has diminished in Uralla. This grant will help HCFA to increase awareness of and assistance by volunteers in parts of the Uralla Shire.