Children and Family Services

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Anglicare Family Accommodation Support Services & Emergency Relief

Community Care Centre Nepean
396 High Street, Penrith NSW 2750

Tel: 02 4728 4466

ANGLICARE Sydney provides a wide range of family support services across the greater Sydney area to the Blue Mountains and south to the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and the Shoalhaven.

Click here to go to the website.

Blue Mountains Family Support Services Inc

2 Station Street,
Katoomba NSW 2780

PO Box 71, Katoomba NSW 2780

Tel: (02) 4782 1555
Fax: (02) 4782 9120
TTY Service: (02) 4782 1671

Practical support – drop in (financial, vouchers, food, etc.) and family work/parenting support for families with children aged 12 years or under for up to 3 months. Information, referral, some counselling and home visiting for families. Also some group work
and parenting workshops during year.

Click here to email the Blue Mountains Family Support Service.


Connect Child & Family Services Inc

48-50 Oaklands Road (PO Box 2)
Hazelbrook NSW 2779

Tel: 02 4758 9966

Connect Child and Family Services Inc is a non-government organisation operating across the Nepean region of Sydney (Blue Mountains, Penrith, Hawkesbury and Lithgow local government areas). The organisation’s purpose is to promote positive outcomes for young children and families by providing a comprehensive and integrated range of services that embrace strengths-based, family-centred practice and which focus on prevention, early identification and early intervention.

Click here to go to the website.


Gateway Family Services

70 Old Bathurst Road
Blaxland NSW 2774

Tel: 02 4739 5963 or 4731 2993

Gateway Family Services is a welfare service founded and supported by Blaxland Uniting Church. It has been serving families in the lower Blue Mountains since 1990. It is located at the “Cottage” in the grounds of the Uniting Church in Blaxland.

Click here to go to the website.


The Gunedoo Project

1 Clairvaux Community Centre
14 Oak Street, Katoomba 2780

Tel: 02 4782 5326 or 02 4782 5397

A project of Gateway Family Services, The Gunedoo Project provides families living in the Blue Mountains with children aged (0-16yrs) with free family enrichment services, including advice and support on parenting issues, counselling to strengthen family relationships, parent education groups and programs.

Click here to go to the website.

Click here to email The Gunedoo Project.

Mountains Outreach Community Service [MOCS]

Bungarabee Centre
48-50 Oaklands Road (PO Box 580)
Hazelbrook NSW 2779

Tel: 02 47 58 6811

Mountains Outreach Community Service brings people together by providing activities and services for children, families, individuals and groups living in the Blue Mountains.

Click here to go to the website.

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Strengthening Families Resourcing Parents

Strengthening Families Resourcing Parents was established to provide parenting education information and support to the parents and carers of children aged 0-18. It is funded by Families NSW.

It is a non-profit organisation aiming to:

  • Provide a comprehensive list of parenting education events occurring in Greater Sydney through its Events Calendar
  • Provide information to professionals working with parents on training and professional support through the Professionals Training Calendar
  • Encourage and assist not-for-profit agencies (for example pre-schools, early intervention services, health, non-government agencies, councils, schools) to deliver parenting information, support and education initiatives to families in their community who have children aged 0-8 years. Funding to enable agencies to do this is available in the Inner West and South Eastern Sydney.

Click here to go to the website.

Stronger Families Alliance

The Stronger Families Alliance is a network of government, non-profit and voluntary organisations working together to bring friendship, fun and professional support to families across the Blue Mountains. It is convened by the Blue Mountains City Council.

Mailing Address:

Blue Mountains City Council
Locked Bag 1005
Katoomba NSW 2780

Tel: Tanya James, Convenor, on 02 4780 5542

Click here to go to the website.