Family Support

Australian Breastfeeding Association
Tel: 1800 686 268
Web: www.breastfeeding.asn.au
Breast feeding support and education for mothers, group meetings and counselling 24 /7
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Benevolent Society – Family Referral Service
1 Padley Street
PO Box 410 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 7113; 0429 403 169  referrals intake: 1300 006 480
Email: Mark.Hodges@benevolent.org.au
Web: www.benevolent.org.au
Contact: Mark Hodges, Family Referral Worker
Office hours: Monday to Thursday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Provides short term supported advocacy and referral assistance, linking vulnerable children, young people and their families to a wide range of support services in the Lithgow area.       
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Community and Kids – (LINC)
1 Padley St
Postal address:  PO Box 289 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6354 5906
Fax: 6353 1826
Mobile: 0437 397 556
Email: lydia@linc.org.au
Web:  https://linc.org.au/
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Child Support
Tel: 131 107
Web: www.humanservices.gov.au
Automated Child Support information service 24/7
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Early Childhood Health Services
Tel: 6350 2750 for all appointments
Lithgow CHC – Monday-Friday
Portland Tabulam – every Tuesday
Wallerawang CHC – 1stWednesday of every month
Immunisation Clinic – 2nd Wednesday of every month

Family and Community Services (FACS)
109 Main Street, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6354 0800
Email: Community Services admin.lithgowcsc@facs.nsw.gov.au;
FACS facsinfo@facs.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.facs.nsw.gov.au
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday

Family Relationships Advice Line
Tel 1800 050 321
Web: www.familyrelationships.gov.au
Hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Friday; 10am-4pm Saturday except public holidays.

LINC Multicultural Worker
Tel: 6354 5910
Email: xanthe@linc.org.au
Offers assistance to people who come from diverse backgrounds and responds to the client’s need which included

  • filling in form
  • Multicultural Funday Monday this is a monthly meeting, with various activities such as cooking, dancing, painting, pampering , excursion etc.
  • contacting the relevant agencies such as  Immigration, ATO, Centrelink  etc.
  • resume writing
  • language mentoring programme
  • referal to other service providers

Hours:  7 hours per week.

Thrive Services (Blue Mountains Family Support)
261 Main Street, Lithgow p. 02 6351 4055 (open Mon-Thur)
2 Station Street, Katoomba p. 4782 1555 (open Mon-Fri)
Email: info@thriveservices.org.au
Web: http://www.thriveservices.org.au
Thrive Services is a not for profit community organisation that supports children, families & others living in the Lithgow and Blue Mountains areas. All our programs are free and voluntary.
We aim to support children, families and our communities to thrive by:
• adapting to the changing needs of families and children
• providing a welcoming and accepting environment
• offering family and practical support
• building a strong sense of community.
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Nanna’s Touch
Tel: 0409 765 601
Email: nannastouch02@gmail.com
Contact Sue
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.
Support group for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and special needs kids.  Providing separate supports for children and adult/teens groups with a vast range of hobby/craft and social activities. This also includes Saturday sessions for the kids.
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Overeaters Anonymous
Tel: 0432 421 520
Meetings Fridays 5:30-6:30pm at LINC

Parentline NSW
Tel: 1300 1300 52
Web: www.parentline.org.au
Hours: 9am-9pm Monday-Friday; 4pm-9pm weekends.

Poison Information Centre
Tel: 13 11 26  24 hours, 7 days
Web: www.poisonsinfo.nsw.gov.au 

NSW Rape Crisis
Tel: 1800 424 017
Web: www.nswrapecrisis.com.au
Counselling 24 hours 7 days

SIDS and Kids
Tel: 8585 8700; 24hr Bereavement Support Line 1300 308 307
Email: karyntait@sidsandkids.org
Web: sidsandkids.org
Hours Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm
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Weight Watchers
Tel: 13 19 97
Web: www.weightwatchers.com.au
Meetings: Red Cross Hall 5.30pm Wednesday