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SSFS celebrates 30 years supporting women, children and families in the Sutherland Shire with Fundraising event at Parliament House - November 19, 2017

12th October 2017 Sutherland Shire Family Services last night celebrated its’ 30th Anniversary, with a fundraising dinner at Parliament House. Over 100 people gathered on the night to mark the milestone, with MC & Guest Speaker Ita Buttrose describing the organisation as “the engine room of the community” and “protecting those who need help most”. … Continue reading SSFS celebrates 30 years supporting women, children and families in the Sutherland Shire with Fundraising event at Parliament House

Local child educators gather to learn from Shire experts on Child Trauma -

1 September 2017 In recognition of Child Protection Week 2017, The Sutherland Shire Child Protection & Child Wellbeing Committee – made up of a collaboration of local service providers – will present an information session next Tuesday afternoon (5th September) to support those on the frontline – our pre-school and primary school educators – around … Continue reading Local child educators gather to learn from Shire experts on Child Trauma

SSFS to launch Toolbox Talks to Construction Industry as recipient of grant from Domestic & Family Violence Innovation Fund. -

21 June 2017 On Monday, the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward announced the first successful recipients of the Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund. The Fund, an Australian first, provides financial investment for projects focusing on prevention, early intervention, and crisis response to reduce domestic and family violence … Continue reading SSFS to launch Toolbox Talks to Construction Industry as recipient of grant from Domestic & Family Violence Innovation Fund.

New Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) Pilot in Sutherland and St.George areas already delivering - August 5, 2016

15 July 2016 In April, the NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) was launched as a Police led initiative for both women and men who may be at risk of domestic violence, giving them the ability to check with Police whether their partner has a history of family violence and/or related offences. This knowledge empowers … Continue reading New Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) Pilot in Sutherland and St.George areas already delivering

Local Team presents alongside international experts at Australian Childhood Foundation’s Child Trauma Conference in Melbourne -

28 June 2016 The Building Resilience in Children (BRIC) Project, is child focused early intervention service which supports non-offending carers and their children post demestic violence, run by Sutherland Shire Family Services and is recieving acknowledgment on a world stage. Two of the Project’s lead staff, Aimee & Sarah, were selected to present a paper … Continue reading Local Team presents alongside international experts at Australian Childhood Foundation’s Child Trauma Conference in Melbourne

SSFS announced as local partner in new Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) Pilot in Sutherland and St.George areas -

April 15, 2016 Sutherland Shire Family Services (SSFS) are honoured to be announced as the primary Non Government Organisation partner for both the Sutherland and St.George trials of the recently announced NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS). The NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) is a Police led initiative for both women and men who … Continue reading SSFS announced as local partner in new Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) Pilot in Sutherland and St.George areas

Facilitating Change: Tackling Domestic Violence in our Community - March 18, 2016

Sutherland Shire Family Services was honoured to be the beneficiary of the 2016 Community & Business Leader’s Luncheon hosted by Capital Bluestone, along with its joint venture partner Cronulla Sharks on March 11, 2016. At the event, attendees listened to engaging and thought-provoking speeches on the issue of Domestic Violence, and were encouraged to support … Continue reading Facilitating Change: Tackling Domestic Violence in our Community

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SSFS Secure Funding for Koori Kids Playgroup - August 11, 2015

SSFS are happy to announce the successful grant for the established Koori Kids playgroup. The grant has been secured through the Prime Minister’s Office. This grant will ensure three years of service delivery, allowing SSFS to provide continual and reliable support for Aboriginal families in our community. The Koori Kids playgroup is a free service … Continue reading SSFS Secure Funding for Koori Kids Playgroup

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EDYS Join the SSFS Family - June 30, 2015

Sutherland Shire Family Services was recently featured in a great piece by The Leader about Engadine District Youth Service (EDYS) joining the SSFS family. SSFS are extending our services through welcoming the team at EDYS. The relocation of some of our projects to the Engadine site enables an extension of our existing youth and family … Continue reading EDYS Join the SSFS Family

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“More than I ever imagined” - June 4, 2015

This week we said thank you & good luck to university student Kathryn. She has been on social work placement with us here at SSFS for the last few months and we will be sad to see her go. We asked Kathryn to share some reflections on her time here with us.  *** My placement experience … Continue reading “More than I ever imagined”

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Access to support services for families with new website - May 5, 2015

Sutherland Shire Family Services (SSFS) are very excited to announce the launch of our newly re-designed website – www.ssfs.org.au.   The site’s user-friendly redesign has created a simple and easy way to seek information, designed to support families who need assistance in navigating the many challenges in family life. Details on the many services SSFS provide … Continue reading Access to support services for families with new website

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FunFest 2015 – Celebrating National Youth Week - April 20, 2015

It may have been rainy, but spirits were high at Fun Fest 2015.   Our fun loving staff went along to Peace Park in the heart of Sutherland, to run some free workshops and join in celebrating National Youth Week with the Shire community. Young people had a great time making personalised badges and designing … Continue reading FunFest 2015 – Celebrating National Youth Week

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Love Bites - December 5, 2014

Artworks from students throughout the Shire were showcased at this years ‘Love Bites’ art exhibition. With the Mayor and multiple local agencies in attendance Thursday’s Grand Opening was an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact the Love Bites Program has had on the lives of many young people within the Sutherland Shire. The exhibition also … Continue reading Love Bites