Being a parent is probably the most valuable and rewarding job in the world.
Caring for children can also be very demanding.
Even the most loving and caring parents can experience feelings of frustration and stress.
Having a baby changes your life.
Every baby is different.
Babies depend on you for their every need.
Some parents make this adjustment more easily than others.
Support is available. Strengthening Our Families Program is available for you.
A volunteer home visitor provides help and support to families in the family home. All visitors are specially selected, trained and supported by health professionals.
Support can include:
Has been created to assist families with young children. A coordinator can visit you to assess your family needs. Then a specially selected and trained home visitor will be allocated to provide support to your family in your own home.
Home visitors will be overseen by the coordinator who keeps in contact with you and your home visitor regularly. All home visitors are trained and supported by health professionals so you can be confident of their expertise.
We are happy to provide the help and support that your family needs. Please contact Coodrinator - Community Support Programs on 0422 000 210.
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The volunteers are carefully selected from the community, and undertake full training before being accepted in the program.
Ongoing supervision and support is provided to the volunteers through regular education and support meetings.
If you are interested in being a volunteer please contact The Roxby Downs Health Service on 8671 9020.
For more information about Strengthening Our Families
Contact Roxby Downs Health Service on 8671 9020.
A 24 hour, 7 day a week telephone service (Local call cost only).
Providing information and support to parents on issues relating to; Child or Youth Health and Parenting Development or Behaviour problems, call 1300 364 100.