Social, health and community services supporting Cardinia Shire

Children's services

Berry Street Victoria
Berry Street Foster Care Welcomes carers from a diverse range of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

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Cardinia Communities for Children
Links to services for children and their families.

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Cardinia Shire Council Central Enrolment and Early Start to Kindergarten
For kindergarten enrolment enquiries contact the Central Enrolment Officer.

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Child and Adolescent Counselling.

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Extended Families Australia
Extended Families Australia run fun, capacity building events in the school holidays for disabled children, a carers Mini Retreat for their families & monthly disabled youth groups for participants who live in Cardinia. We are funded by the State Government HACC program, so we don’t eat into NDIS funds & we can support disabled people who do not have funding too.

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LINK Health & Community, early childhood approach NDIS
For children aged 0-9 years. ECEI partners will help connect you and your child with the most appropriate supports in your area, such as the community health centre, educational setting and playgroup, provide some short-term early intervention, help you to request NDIS access if your child requires longer-term early childhood intervention supports.

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Maternal and Child Health
A free service supporting children’s health and development from birth until school age. Call to book an appointment.

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Monash Health
Early intervention children services and allied health services.

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Integrated family services. Family support, goals based to support parenting and families over 3-6 months. Weekly visits outreach service.

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Pakenham & District Toy Library
A community run not for profit group operating a Toy Library for families in Cardinia Shire. Open fortnightly on either Sat or Sunday in school terms. Range of more than 1000 toys for loan. Paid membership.

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ParentZone Hub
ParentZone Hub is a multi-agency and service Community Hub for parents, children, carers and the broader community of Cardinia. Parent Education Programs, Webinars, Community Programs, Playgroup, Information and Support Service options, Volunteering Opportunities, Rooms for Hire. Onsite facilities include Community Computer Kiosk, Kitchenette Facilities and Maternal Child Health Services.

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School Attendance Support Program- Uniting
School Attendance Support Program (SASP) is an innovative program, offered to primary schools that aims to support children and their families to improve primary school attendance. SASP is a free and voluntary service with referrals made via the school. If you would like support please talk to your school or contact SASP on 03 5945 3900.

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Early childhood intervention and therapy services for children with developmental delay and disabilities.

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State School Relief
Free uniforms, public transport, bathers, school shoes, and other basics for children to attend school. Speak with your public-school Principal or Wellbeing Officer to see how you can apply for assistance from State School Relief.

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The Orange Door
The Orange Door is a free service for women, children and young people experiencing family violence, and families who need assistance with the care and wellbeing of children.

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Provides a range of support services for children and families.

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