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Family Services Illawarra Wins Dual 2018 Global Health & Pharma Social Care Awards

Family Services Illawarra (FSIL) trading as Family Services Australia, has been recognised for its contribution through its Intensive, Child Youth & Family Support and Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) response services in NSW. The United Kingdom (UK) Global Health and Pharma Magazine has awarded Family Services Illawarra two 2018 Social Care Awards: 2018 Family Support [...]

July 6th, 2018|

Family Services Commits to More Services for Milton-Ulladulla

Family Services Illawarra has made a commitment to increasing services in the Milton Ulladulla region, rejecting claims a supported playgroup is to be axed. Parents say they were told the Milton Ulladulla Family Support playgroup, the Positive Parenting Program [Triple P] and Seasons of Growth programs were going to close at the end of the [...]

July 4th, 2018|

CBA Recognises Park and Play with a Community Donation

The Commonwealth Bank today donated valuable funding to assist resources for the Illawarra’s Park and Play community program. In accepting this donation, Family Services Illawarra Practice Leader of Early Intervention Lynne Schubert said, “This is great recognition from the CBA to buy resources for activities that young children and families in our community greatly appreciate.” [...]

March 6th, 2018|

Taking A Stand Against Domestic Violence

  Family Services Illawarra’s Staying Home Leaving Violence Worker, and the Illawarra’s Committee Against Domestic Violence Chairperson Debbie Gaudie, presented the Housing Trust with its White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation. The Housing Trust is the first business in the Wollongong region to receive this accreditation recognizing its leadership in Domestic Violence and Response. A key support [...]

December 5th, 2017|

Let’s Play Let’s Eat Prague

Professor Tony Okely, Director of the Early Start Research Institute at the University of Wollongong is presenting at the "Hands On" conference in Prague, Czechoslovakia in October on Family Services Illawarra's Early Intervention initiative, "Let's Play, Let's Eat." FSI's Early Intervention Practice Leader Lynne Schubert is excited that the eight week program focusing on improved [...]

August 10th, 2017|

Aboriginal Community Engagement

Family Services Illawarra has appointed Debbie Gaudie, a Wiradjuri woman from central west NSW in the role of Aboriginal Community Engagement. Debbie will facilitate relations with the Aboriginal community in the Illawarra Shoalhaven, develop the FSI Reconcilliation Action Plan, and in September coordinate a smoking ceremony for us. We congratulate Debbie on her new role.

August 4th, 2017|

Our Languages Matter: Celebrating NAIDOC in Albion Park

Family Services Illawarra joined the NAIDOC week celebrations at Albion Oval. The event was attended by Aboriginal elders, the Mayor of Shellharbour Marianne Saliba, Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones, and numerous community service organisations.  There were a number of cultural singing and dance performances by the Illawarra Flame Trees, and Uncle Laddie Timbery of Huskisson [...]

July 7th, 2017|

You Are Invited to Park & Play’s 10th Birthday Party

FSI is celebrating 10 Years of Park & Play and you are invited to the party! Wednesday 5th July Central Park Oak Flats 9:30-12:30

June 28th, 2017|

FSI Staff Recognition Award

Business Worldwide announced today that FSI’s Gary Jackson has won two of its annual CEO awards. BW writes, “The awards are designed to reward those individuals and companies most deserving in this very global and very challenging environment. They give a comprehensive analysis of the industry and a complete run through of the best of [...]

May 26th, 2017|

Press Release: Family Services Illawarra offers greater community mental health support by acquiring Wollongong’s Warehouse One7

Family Services Illawarra and Warehouse One7 announced today that their organisations have merged to create a more innovative community service provider for Southern NSW. Having had a successful working relationship for a number of years, these services have permanently joined forces to provide unified support and care to vulnerable families across the Illawarra Shoalhaven. This [...]

May 8th, 2017|