We exist because all children and families should have a safe home, strong
connections and opportunities to thrive in life

Support for Parents & Families

SSFS offers a range of innovative programs and services that aim to support and strengthen the capacity of families within our community, build parenting skills, and promote the safety and well-being of all family members.



Domestic Violence Support Services

Sutherland Shire Family Services offer support services for women and children impacted by domestic violence. We can provide court advocacy, information & referrals, specialist therapeutic programs and caseworkers.


Author: Nicki Mead

Stand Up to DV - Burpee Challenge

Join us for the Stand Up to DV Challenge. All you have to do is 10 burpees, donate $10 and pass it on! By joining in, you're raising money for and awareness of the DV Support Services provided to Shire families by SSFS.


Author: Nicki Mead

Target amount: $1,000.00

Amount raised: $221.40

Our Impact


Referrals from Police to our Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service


Instances of Casework, Information Provision, Advocacy & Referrals


Young People Visits to EDYS Drop In Centre

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Latest news

  • Group Support Programs reimagined for Online Delivery

    Our Term 2 Group Support Programs have been "reimagined" for online delivery, with our team working hard to make sure we can continue to support families, women and children over this challenging time. From Online Parenting Education, to Supported Playgroups, our team have adapted everything to continue to deliver quality programs to the community. Read more

  • EDYS take programs online to reach young people at home

    EDYS is taking many of their current youth support programs online, reaching many Shire young people who are currently at home due to COVID-19 social restrictions. We're reaching out with a varied program including creative and art projects, mindfulness, and music tutorials., delivered via EDYS TV, Social Media & Zoom.. Check out what we're doing here... Read more

Latest events

  • Supported Playgroup: Online Storytime

    Join our Supported Playgroup Online Storytime each Monday during school terms from 11am. Term 2 commences on Monday 27th April 2020. Email [email protected] to complete a Playgroup Enrolment form if you're joining for the first time. Once the form is received, you'll be sent the link to join. Read more

  • Bringing Up Great Kids Free Online Parenting Program

    Bringing Up Great Kids is a FREE, 6 week parenting education and support program that for Term 2 will be delivered via online live streamed (Zoom) meetings. Commencing on 13th May and running weekly for 6 weeks until 17th June, group participants will receive a participation pack in advance with a parenting journal and lots of interactive handouts and exercises. Each session runs from 10:30am - 12:00pm each Wednesday. To book your place please contact our office on (02) 9528 2933. Read more