Uniting Vic Tas is the Communities for Children (CfC) Program Facilitating Partner in the City of Hume with funding from the Federal Government, Department of Social Services.
CfC Hume uses a localised approach that uses strength based practices to promote the health and wellbeing of families with children 0-12 years old. It also fosters a strong, child-friendly community. CfC Hume realises these by partnering with other community service organisations and enhancing capabilities with local service systems.
For more information about CfC, contact Cirila (Lilac) P. Limpangog on 9351 3677 or email Lilac.firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are CfC partners and funded activities:
Anglicare Victoria – Growing Connections, Art & Soul sessions
Growing Connections is a free 8-week group sessions in the Broadmeadows area of art, movement and play-based activities designed to nurture and heal the relationship between mothers and their primary school aged child. Contact Zenaida Melo on 9301 5200 or email@example.com
Berry Street - Hume Early Years Family Violence (HEYFV) Project
The HEYFV Project provides free secondary consultation and training on family violence, child development, and parent-child relationships. The HEYFV Project team are co-located at services across Hume including Centrelink and Maternal Child Health Centres. Contact Suzanne Meharry on 9450 4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Hubs Australia - Hume Playgroup Access and Quality Project
This supported playgroup project is delivered by Hume City Council in partnership with Community Hubs Australia. It facilitates the delivery of high-quality playgroups by upskilling community hub leaders, playgroup facilitators and volunteers across the 15 Hume community hubs. Contact Silvia Amici on 0417 115 697 or silviaA@hume.vic.gov.au.
Hume City Council – Aboriginal Parent as Teacher (APaT)
This program focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with children under three years old to promote their safety, health, well-being, and readiness to learn. The activities include one-on-one personal visits, group participation in a playgroup setting, and health and developmental screenings. It engages participants to connect with their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Contact the Aboriginal Team on 9205 2643 or AboriginalEngagementTeam@hume.vic.gov.au.
Hume Whittlesea Local Learning Employment Network (HWLLEN) – DRUMBEAT (Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts)
DRUMBEAT helps students aged 8 to 12 to develop social and emotional skills for healthy relationships and positive behavioural wellbeing. Sessions focus on different relationship themes such as identity, social responsibility, values, dealing with emotions, peer pressure, harmony, communication, teamwork and/or cultural safety. Contact Fiona.O@hwllen.com.au.
Northern Community Legal Centre (NCLC) - Towards Equality 2020 & Beyond
NCLC delivers the project in partnership with organisations from the Indian, Nepalese, Iraqi and Syrian communities. The project promotes gender equity by increasing awareness to prevent violence against women and children. Practical education and skill-building activities are facilitated, along with cultural expression relevant to their community such as poetry, music, theatre, art, photography and dance. Contact Tania McKenna at email@example.com.
Spectrum - Parenting in a New Culture (PINC) and PINC Focus on Fathers
Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre runs the free Parenting in a New Culture (PINC) Program. It is an evidence-based, culturally-responsive parenting education and support program for parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with children aged 0-12. The program explores the challenges and opportunities of navigating parenting and family life in a new cultural context. Contact Brent Serry on 9977 9009 or BrentS@spectrumvic.org.au
The Salvation Army - Young Parents Connected (YPC)
The Salvation Army’s YPC is a free outreach strength-based program for young parents aged up to 23 years of age, their partners and children. The program includes case management and support, community engagement, group support and linkages to other services. Contact Chichi Kafula on 0419 543 336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VICSEG New Futures – Peer Led Parenting and Community Strengthening Project
VICSEG offers the ‘Being a Parent” (BAP) course for culturally diverse communities across Hume. Bicultural Family Mentors provide individual support and group education for parents and carers, with a focus on vulnerable, socially isolated families. Contact Sayanti Bhatta on 0452 258 173 or email@example.com