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.

Nanna’s Touch
Tel: 0409 765 601
Email: nannastouch02@gmail.com
Contact: Sue
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.
SKILL & CONNECT – Support group for parents/carers and people with a disability needing assistance, guidance and a friendly ear. Everyone welcome. Social activities including Cooking and Sewing classes – bookings essential for these classes
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NSW Rape Crisis
Tel: 1800 424 017
Web: www.nswrapecrisis.com.au
Counselling 24 hours 7 days

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 

Red Nose
Tel: 1300 996 698, 24hr Bereavement Support Line 1300 308 307
Web: www.rednose.com.au
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm
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Thrive Services (Blue Mountains Family Support)
261 Main St, Lithgow
Tel: 6351 4055
Open: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Also at 2 Station Street Katoomba
Tel: 4782 1555
Open: Monday to Friday
Email: info@thriveservices.org.au
Thrive Services is a not for profit community organisation that supports children, families and 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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Weight Watchers
Tel: 13 19 97
Web: www.weightwatchers.com.au
Meetings: Red Cross Hall 5.30pm Wednesday