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.

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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.

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Our Impact

4,109

Referrals from Police to our Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

1,853

Instances of Casework, Information Provision, Advocacy & Referrals

2,565

Young People Visits to EDYS Drop In Centre

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Latest news

  • Southern Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service helping combat DV increase during pandemic

    An article in today's Leader shared the news that our Southern Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service has received a funding boost to scale up support services between now and the end of December 2020, catering for the increase in complexity of referrals they are getting during the pandemic. Read more

  • Covid-19 Funding Announcement from NSW Govt

    In the recent announcements for additional COVID-19 related Domestic Violence Support Funding, Toolbox Talks received a grant from the NSW Government to make their DV Awareness & Support programs more readily available in the community. Read more

  • Term 3 Group Program Schedule Announced

    Our Group Schedule for Term 3 is now available, and we are welcoming enrolments for the parenting education programs and support groups on offer. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, numbers are limited in each group, so we encourage early enrolment to avoid disappointment. Read more

Latest events

  • Circle of Security Parenting Program - Term 3, 2020

    The Circle of Security Parenting program is an 8 week parenting course, offered FREE by Sutherland Shire Family Services. The course is held each Tuesday from 4th August to 22nd September 2020 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at our Jannali location. Read more

  • Finding Out More About Toolbox Talks - August 2020

    If you're considering implementing Domestic Violence Awareness Training in your workplace, join this webinar to find out more about what the Toolbox Talks program options are and how they can benefit your workplace. Read more

  • Finding Out More About Toolbox Talks - September 2020

    If you're considering implementing Domestic Violence Awareness Training in your workplace, join this webinar to find out more about what the Toolbox Talks program options are and how they can benefit your workplace. Read more