Helping Young Families (HYF) is one of the services offered by YFCC’s Family Support Team. HYF is a voluntary service that offers assistance to families through parenting support, community connections, social participation, advocacy, and referral to other service providers. HYF is funded by Catholic Care through the Communities for Children program which is funded by the Department of Social Services. It provides support to families with children aged between 0 and 12 years who reside in the Burnie municipality. The focus of HYF is to enhance parents’ confidence and skill sets, with the safety of children being at the core of the support provided. HYF also provide opportunities to parents within the Burnie area to participate in building their knowledge and skill base through evidence-based parenting programs such as Circle of Security, 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching, Bringing Up Great Kids, and Abecedarian Approach Australia (adapted).

YFCC’s services provide outreach, including meeting with people in their homes or at public places such as cafes, libraries, or parks. If you or someone you know may benefit from our service, please call the office on (03) 6423 6635.