Support Services

Family Support

Support Services for families including support for meals, housing, furniture and other charitable help in the Wollongong / Illawarra area

The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre - Figtree Private Hospital. Support Service for Parents.

Location: Figtree
Phone: (02) 4255 5000   Mobile:
Ages: Children aged between two months to two years old   Days / Hours: Five day inpatient program (Monday – Saturday)
The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre helps you helps families establish effective sleep, settling and feeding routines to improve family health and wellbeing. A safe haven for parents and babies who are having a difficult time – a place where parents will be supported with compassion and guidance in their efforts to care for their little ones.
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The Parent Club - Workshops & events to help parents to ‘parent well’ through kindness, connection and compassion. Compassionate Parenting Seminar: Sat 27 July, 2019

Location: Regular workshops & events
Phone: 0424 967 273   Mobile: 0424 967 273
Ages: Parents, Carers & Grandparents   Days / Hours: Regular workshops & events
We assist parents to equip themselves with evidence based parenting strategies and techniques while also feeling tethered to a nurturing community of families. We offer group, individual and family support as well as regular events and workshops. Both Margie and Carlie are mums to beautiful little boys and found the transition to parenthood to be a time of confusion, unknowns and at times despair wrapped in a bubble of love.
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Shebah - Australia’s first and all-women rideshare service getting women & children safely to where they need to go across Wollongong!

Location: Across Wollongong!
Phone: 0410 508 460   Mobile: 0410 508 460
Ages: Women & children   Days / Hours: Everyday via our Advanced Bookings system
Shebah is a company for women driven by women. We're always about keeping you and your little ones safe when getting around any day of the week (we also provide baby boosters). Whether you’re riding or driving in a Shebah, you can be assured of less stress and more peace of mind – always. Catching a Shebah means sitting in the front seat of the car without feeling vulnerable, no longer feeling limited by the time of day, knowing that your little one is in safe hands when you can’t drop them off and so much more. Get in the Driver's Seat and come work for Shebah!
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Banksia Room - family, parenting, teen & adult counselling in a calm, creative space. Specialising in kids and their parents.

Location: Woonona
Phone: 0437 967 360   Mobile: 0437 967 360
Ages: From 10 years of age - adults   Days / Hours: Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Offering family, parenting, teen & adult counselling. The Banksia Room is a safe, warm, calm, non-judgmental and peaceful space to talk about anything you or a family member may be struggling with. It’s a place where you will be listened to with kindness, respect and without judgement. Together we work towards facing your struggles with self compassion, creativity, courage and humour.
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Flourishing Families Holistic Nutrition - focus on health/wellbeing for MUMS & kids! Stress-free & simple meal plans for families! Special offers and FREE e-Book.

Location: Fairy Meadow
Phone: 0408 850 943   Mobile: 0408 850 943
Ages: Kids, Teenagers, Individual & Families   Days / Hours: Monday: 9am – 6.30pm, Tuesday: 9am – 7pm, Thursday: 9am – 6pm, Friday: 9am – 5pm & Saturday : 8.30am – 2pm (every 2nd weekend)
Mums - do you put everyone's health and wellbeing before your own? Are you suffering from burn out, stress, hormonal imbalance, digestive issues, weight issues? I know what that's like! I would love to help you get your health back on track, so you can flourish. Hi, I’m Mel, a passionate Holistic Nutritionist and Meal Planning Specialist with a passion for and focus on family health - in particular women's health & gut health, as well as children & teenager health.
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Acorn Lawyers - Affordable, efficient. Wollongong & Nowra. Family Law, Property and Wills.

Location: Wollongong & Nowra
Phone: (02) 4226 5711 (Wollongong) & (02) 4226 5711 (Nowra)   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 9am to 5.30pm
Acorn Lawyers is a fast growing law firm whose legal practitioners have been providing expert legal advice to private and commercial clients in the South Coast of NSW area for over 40 years. Our clients say that we are what they have been looking for – intelligent and creative lawyers focused on providing practical solutions efficiently that are tailored to the specific legal needs of our clients.
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Toddlers Palace Kindergarten - long day care vacancies available now in this established and renowned centre!

Location: Warrawong
Phone: (02) 4274 3571   Mobile:
Ages: 2 - 5 years of age   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm
We are a long day care centre for children 2 to 5 years of age - and our educators have been working together as a team for over 23 years. We pride ourselves on our caring, friendly, nurturing environment - with our main focus being the safety, care, wellbeing and education of our children. We very much look forward to welcoming new families and expanding our community at Toddlers Palace Kindergarten in 2019. We pride ourselves on the legacy we have created with the families and their children that have come through our doors.
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Hoskins Education & Care Centre - Long Day Care vacancies available now for babies & children

Location: Warrawong
Phone: (02) 4274 1988   Mobile: 0432 312 746
Ages: For babies and children aged between 6 weeks and 6 years.    Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm.
Hoskins is very much proud of its tradition and looks forward to continuing on this path for many years to come - we hope your family will be part of continuing this tradition in 2019 and beyond!. Hoskins offers quality and individualised play based educational programs for babies and children aged between 6 weeks and 6 years between the hours of 7.30am - 5.30pm from Monday to Friday. They currently have vacancies for babies and children for 2019 - we very much look forward to welcoming new families!
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Nurture and Grow - Midwife Support Service | Antenatal Classes | Breastfeeding Education | Lactation Consultant | In-Home Postnatal Support

Location: Wollongong & the Illawarra
Phone: 0413 309 213   Mobile: 0413 309 213
Ages: Pre-natal and post-natal support.   Days / Hours: Post-natal support up to 6 weeks that comes to your home
Nurture & Grow is a new Midwife Support Service offering home visits after your birth. Plus private Birthing Classes and Breastfeeding Education. Run by two passionate, highly qualified midwives and lactation consultants, who support and advise you right at the time you need it most
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Kiama Downs Medical Practice - A family owned, award-winning practice focusing on kids, women and adolescent health

Location: Kiama Downs
Phone: (02) 4237 7502   Mobile:
Ages: Family-focused practice   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 5.30pm (late Tuesdays & Thursdays until 6.30pm for current patients)
Our team of four locally trained young doctors have a reputation for excellent family focused care and for being great doctors for babies, children and teens. Our doctors establish great rapport with children and adolescents and have additional paediatric emergency and paediatric general practice experience in pregnancy, fertility, skin cancer, women's health, men's health and mental health.
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Dr Emma Tetstall- Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with a focus on women-centred obstetric care in the Illawarra

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4271 5440   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours: Please contact Dr Tetstall's Consulting Rooms for available appointment times.
Dr Emma Tetstall is a specialist Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Ultrasound Specialist who practices women-centred obstetric care and has additional qualifications for management of high risk obstetrics, ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. After completing her Ultrasound Fellowship she has returned to the area to raise her family.
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DPN - Illawarra. Local experts in property and finance help families live the life they want in the Illawarra!

Location: Cronulla
Phone: 1300 723 318   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
DPN is an award-winning, professionally certified property and financial services company. Since 1996, DPN has helped thousands of Australians build wealth through property. We have our own range of DPN home loans, as well as being an accredited mortgage broker for Australia’s leading ban
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Dr Lionel Reyftmann - Illawarra Gynaecologist, Specialising in Care and Treatment of Infertility

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4227 6589    Mobile: (02) 4227 6589
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm
Dr Lionel Reyftmann offers Gynaecology Services and Specialised Care of Infertility Cases with GENEA, the world leader in fertility and reproductive medicine & technology. Associate Professor Reyftmann is now looking to help more couples find the root cause of infertility problems and treat them appropriately so they too can enjoy the joys of parenthood.
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Warehouse One7 - child and adolescent counselling. Supportive and engaging space for kids and families.

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4244 8118   Mobile:
Ages: Children of all ages can be referred   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
Warehouse One7, supported by Family Services Australia, is a unique and engaging therapeutic space for children, adolescents, and families (our photos will hopefully give a sense of this!). Located just 5 minutes south of the Wollongong CBD, we offer a range of assessment and intervention options for childhood psychological difficulties and assistance for parents in managing the complexities that can arise in family life.
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Dr Grace Kiiru - Consultant Paediatrician. Expert care for all your baby and child needs. Covering medical, behavioural & developmental issues.

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4243 8991   Mobile:
Ages: Babies to Adolescents    Days / Hours: Monday - Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
A local female Paediatrician, Dr Grace Kiiru is a mum of two. Dr Grace offers full Paediatric services from birth to adolescents. She cares for unwell infants, covers any regular check ups, medical problems, learning difficulties and behavioural or developmental concerns and can quickly and accurately diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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Illawarra Family Day Care - quality, registered, home-based child care for ages 0-13. Illawarra-wide. Become a Registered Educator and work from home!

Location: Dapto / Illawarra wide
Phone: (02) 4261 8299   Mobile:
Ages: 0 - 13 years   Days / Hours: Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
Illawarra Family Day Care provides quality childcare by professional educators in a child-centred registered home environment for 0 - 13 year olds across the Illawarra. They have also been operating over 40 years. By providing high-quality home based child care, IFDC believes that children are given the opportunity to experience care in an enriching environment - one that allows them to develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually at their own pace.
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Lotus Patch - Mindfulness, Hypnobirthing and Infant Massage. Private tuition and home visits also available.

Location: Private and home visits available
Phone:    Mobile: 0481 481 539
Ages: Families and expecting couples   Days / Hours:
At the Lotus Patch, our philosophy is that we can also mend or repair our thinking and our mind to manage depression, reduce stress, improve our relationships, build resilience, improve our self esteem and so much more. Donnah Day’s experience with mindfulness and meditation spans nearly 40 years. Lotus Patch offers the unique and comprehensive antenatal education Hypnobirthing Australia™ program, Mindfulness-based stillness meditation courses and The First Touch (Infant Massage) Program.
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Southern Healthcare Specialists - excellence in paediatric care across sleeping & feeding issues, speech delays, autism, anxiety and more.

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4252 7333   Mobile:
Ages: Babies - up to adults   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 5pm
Southern Healthcare Specialists, located in Corrimal, strive to provide excellent quality care to the Illawarra in the areas of Paediatrics,/Feeding Clinic, specialised assessment for children who have suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech Pathology, Sleeping Difficulties, EEG clinic (for cases of suspected epilepsy, head injury, disorders etc), Occupational Therapy for kids and much more.
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Wollongong Private Hospital - Birthing Hospital and leading pre & post natal care in the Illawarra

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4286 1000   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours: Refer website for general visiting and admission hours.
Wollongong Private Hospital sets a new benchmark in private hospital facilities for the Illawarra and South Coast - offering a full range of medical, surgical and maternity services. Our Maternity Unit offers the region’s premier maternity experience. Your choice of Obstetrician and Paediatrician, experienced and dedicated team of Midwives and Nurses, Specialist Lactation Consultant, Outpatient breast care and feeding service, Post-natal physiotherapy classes, Breastfeeding classes and more.
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Marsden Clinical Psychology - experts in mental health treatment of families, children/teens, parents and adults

Location: Woonona & Wollongong
Phone: 0411 542 624   Mobile: 0411 542 624
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday - Thursday from 8am to 7pm. Friday - Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Specialising in counselling, assessment and support for adolescents, children, families and adults, Marsden Clinical Psychology promote emotional wellbeing and recovery from mental illness through individually tailored and goal-directed therapy. They also run a 4 week Circle of Security for parents starting 4 September in their Woonona clinic.
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Ziggetty Snipits / Nit Pro - Head lice removal experts! Wollongong Salon and Mobile Nit Removal Service - we come to you!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: 0403 352 095   Mobile: 0403 352 095
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Mobile - to your door or visit the home salon in Wollongong
We now offer a Mobile Nit Removal Service to your door - read below for more details! Banish Head Lice with Nitpro Head Lice Treatment! Julia from Nitpro offers a guaranteed solution to rid you of these little persistent critters! Whether you have just discovered them or are tearing your hair out (literally!) trying to ride yourselves of them, Julia offers an easy, painless non-toxic treatment for all family members affected.
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Uniquely You Psychology & Humble Healing - Next Circle of Security Parenting Course starts 6 February, 2019

Location: Warilla
Phone: Uniquely You Psychology and Humble Healing: (02) 4244 4376   Mobile: Uniquely You Psychology: 0404 077 179; Humble Healing: 0478 058 005
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Uniquely You Psychology: Monday to Thursday from 9am - 9pm, Friday 9am - 5pm & Saturday 9am - 2pm. Humble Healing: Tuesday to Friday from 9am - 2.30pm
At Uniquely You Psychology we are committed to offering you evidence based and complementary therapies to improve and enhance your overall mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Humble Healings provides Life Coaching, Reiki healing and Circle of Security Parenting Groups.
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Woonona Medical Practice - Offering best individual award-winning patient care for over 50 years. Same-day sick kids appointments now available!

Location: Woonona
Phone: (02) 4283 3433   Mobile:
Ages: All ages family-friendly practice   Days / Hours: Appointments available every day! Monday 8am - 6:30pm, Tuesday 8am - 6:30pm, Wednesday 8am - 6:30pm, Thursday 8am - 6:30pm, Friday 8am - 6:30pm, Saturday 8:30am - 2pm
Established for over 50 years, the experienced, specialised team of 10 doctors, 4 nurses and their Reception staff at WMP, continue to provide excellence in the treatment of family health. We also prioritise children (under 16 years) who need to see one a doctor on the same day.
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CUA - Financial Products & Services to help make the parenting journey easier

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4225 5910   Mobile: (02) 4225 5910
Ages:    Days / Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9am - 4.30pm. Tuesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm. Friday: 9am - 5pm.
At the CUA, whether it’s rubbing tums, wiping bums or all the above and everything in between, we’re thrilled to offer a specific range of products and services to help make the parental journey easier. Phew! Check out our Baby Budget Estimator or Parental Leave Calculator. Want to pause your home loan repayments to spend more time with bub, find out how with CUA.
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Fun-Damentals - affordable and FUN After School and Vacation Care for primary aged kids!

Location: Figtree
Phone: 0423 661 911   Mobile: 0423 661 911
Ages: Primary School Age   Days / Hours: 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday during school tholidays. 3pm - 6pm during school term (After School Care)
Fun-Damentals Sport and Movement Skills provides affordable, FUN and accessible After School Care and Vacation Care focusing on developing fundamental movement skills to primary school children. Our popular school holidays program is action-packed, non-stop fun! Our After School Care focuses on fitness, sport and healthy eating.
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One-pager of useful numbers / local support services for Illawarra based parents. For the fridge door!

Location: Illawarra
Phone: (02) 4255 5000 for Early Parenting Centre   Mobile:
Ages: For all Illawarra and local parents   Days / Hours:
there many organisations and services that can provide practical and emotional support to help you navigate your path through parenting and caring for your little one. It's a one pager summary of useful numbers and local support services available to Illawarra Families. Print and it pop on your fridge!
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The Playhouse - drama classes for kids - unlock your child's confidence, creativity and individuality while having fun!

Location:
Phone: 0476 257 389    Mobile: 0476 257 389
Ages: Kindergarten - 18 years +   Days / Hours: School Term & School Holidays
FREE TRIAL CLASS! Unlock your child's creativity and confidence through play! The Playhouse runs drama and storytelling classes for ages 3 and up in Thirroul and Balgownie – with a focus on inclusivity, respect and fun :)
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Feel So Good Wealth Management - Financial Advisers for 30's, 40's and busy families

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4227 6100   Mobile:
Ages: Singles, couples and families   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6.30pm
Feel So Good Wealth Management help 30s 40s and Families use their money better, understand what’s most important, create their ideal lifestyle and do more of what they love.
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Lojic Institute Illawarra - autism, behaviour and disability support & services for individuals, families and schools

Location: Across the Illawarra
Phone:    Mobile: 0436 603 674
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: All - home visits at times convenient to you
Lojic Institute proudly serves individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, neurological disorders and behaviour disorders - and now provide services in the Illawarra region! We are a dedicated support organisation where our focus is on the use of evidence based practice to achieve outcomes that improve quality of life. Register your interest for our upcoming parent training seminars/Lojic Institute information sessions for Illawarra families by messaging us or contacting us today.
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Real Therapy Solutions - Occupational, Speech, Behavioural Therapy. Plus Autism and Disability Support.

Location: Port Kembla
Phone: 1300 856 617   Mobile: 1300 856 617
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Business Hours
Our passionate and committed team of specialists provide Therapy Services such as psychology, speech and occupational therapy for all stages of a person’s life. In addition, we provide assessments and programs for people living life with autism and/or a disability. We also offer a FREE 30 minute Meet & Greet so you can find out if we are the right fit for you!
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Integrated Specialist Healthcare is now in Figtree - We offer the best healthcare, no waiting times, instant referrals - at little or no cost to you!

Location: Figtree
Phone: (02) 4204 9540 (General Enquiries)   Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm
At Integrated Specialist Healthcare, located in Figtree, we offer the lowest cost possible AND we have our GPs, GP+s, specialists and surgeons all housed within the same clinic. We make healthcare accessible for everyone. Enjoy easy access to the services you need and save time and money.
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Achieve Psychology

Level 1, 1 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Rebecca Swinbourne

Phone:
(02) 4254 1030  

Mobile:
0432 898 400

Ages:
3 years - adult

Days Available:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 7pm & Saturday 9am - 4pm

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Australian Breastfeeding Association Illawarra

Various locations around the Illawarra NSW
Contact:

Phone:
  

Mobile:

Ages:

Days Available:
Various days

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Boo Project - Career Advisor Services for Teens

Suite 103 95-109 Crown Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Contact:
Paul

Phone:
(02) 4243 7696  

Mobile:

Ages:
14-18

Days Available:
Flexible

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Butterfly Courage

PO Box 3085 Austinmer NSW 2515
Contact:
Renee McDonald

Phone:
  

Mobile:
0411 312 750

Ages:

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Denny Nesbitt Life and Career Coaching

Thirroul 2515
Contact:
Denny Nesbitt

Phone:
  

Mobile:
0404 221 332

Ages:
Adults

Days Available:
Every day via skype or in person

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Dr Rachelle Jones

Tannery St Unanderra NSW 2526
Contact:
Rachelle

Phone:
0438 560 213  

Mobile:
0438 560 213

Ages:
18+

Days Available:
Wednesday 9-7pm

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HEAL Psychology

13 Pit Road Wombarra NSW 2515
Contact:
Samantha Tassini

Phone:
0420 990 234  

Mobile:

Ages:
5 years +

Days Available:
Monday - Saturday from 8am to 6pm

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HIPPY - Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters - FREE Transition to school program and support

Home visiting program in Warrawong Warrawong NSW 2502
Contact:
Rebecca

Phone:
02 4275 8575  

Mobile:

Ages:
4 and 5

Days Available:

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Illawarra South Coast Multiple Births Association


Contact:
Sharyn Sellers

Phone:
  

Mobile:

Ages:
0-10

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Julie Landon Nutrition


Contact:

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Mobile:
0423 363 012

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Kiora Psychotherapy

Suite 202, 29 Kiora Road Miranda NSW 2228
Contact:
Michael Guy / Judy Sinclair

Phone:
Michael 0435 242424  

Mobile:
Judy 0434 274248

Ages:

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Noah's Inclusion Services

Head Office UOW Shoalhaven Campus, George Evans Road,NSW 2540 Mundamia (West Nowra) NSW 2540
Contact:
Debra Jefferis Family Information Support

Phone:
02 4423 5022  

Mobile:
0428 737 429

Ages:
0-17 years

Days Available:
Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm

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Serendipity Support Services Pty Ltd

55 Wentworth St. Port Kembla NSW 2505
Contact:
Pia Tomkins

Phone:
4244 1596  

Mobile:
0432 337 091

Ages:
All ages

Days Available:
7 days

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The Psychology Spot

Central Chambers Building, Wollongong Mall, Level 1 - 23b /157 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Mark Baxter

Phone:
0431 017 520  

Mobile:

Ages:

Days Available:

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Willow Psychology

3B Raymond Road Thirroul NSW 2515
Contact:
Jair Graham

Phone:
0490 952 940  

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Ages:

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Important Numbers

24hr Health Line
1800 022 222

Poisons Information
13 11 26

Parent Line NSW
1300 130 052

Medicare
13 20 11

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Helpline
1800 882 436

Australian Breastfeeding Ass.
1800 686 2 686 222

Tresillian Help Line
1300 272 736

Mental Health Line
1800 011 511 (24 hours, 7 days)

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