Social Support & Wellbeing

The Refugee Child Outreach program (RCO)

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

The Refugee Child Outreach program works with newly arrived children through home visits. It also links them to local early-years services in incorporating children’s health, development and settlement needs.

Ph: 9422 5650

Email: mct@bsl.org.au


Refugee and Asylum Seeker Partnership (RAP)

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team (MCT)

Our Refugee and Asylum Seeker Partnership Program (RAP) works in partnership with Spectrum across Hume and Whittlesea to empower refugee and asylum seeker communities to develop their leadership and governance skills to establish strong, connected and vibrant community groups with the confidence to participate in and contribute to the community.

Ph: 9422 5650

Email: mct@bsl.org.au


Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)

CatholicCare

Separated people who are having difficulty coming to agreement on parenting and financial agreements after separation can access our FDR service. Where appropriate, our FDR practitioners can work co-operatively with our Parenting Orders Program, and this team approach can be very valuable for some clients.

Ph: 8468 1305


Family and Relationship Counselling

CatholicCare

Our counsellors are trained to work with a wide variety of issues such as loss and grief, trauma, relationships, depression and anxiety. They see a diversity of people including individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families.

Ph: 8468 1305


FOCCUS – Pre-marriage counselling for couples

CatholicCare

Couples over three sessions reflect on their strengths, and weaknesses and what it takes to have a strong, healthy and lasting marriage.

Ph: 8468 1305


Smart Moves – Post Separation Parenting Course

CatholicCare

This six-week course is offered as part of the Parenting Orders Program and helps parents understand the needs of their children, improve communication, problem solving and conflict management skills.

Ph: 8468 1305


Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS)

CatholicCare

The SETS program provides: ongoing case management, Employment support (job readiness), Facilitating IT Skills for work, Facilitating English Conversation, Facilitating Citizenship Pathway training, and Coordinating foodbank program (Providing food supply to client).

Ph: 0403 510 456


Parenting Orders Program (POP)

CatholicCare

This program helps families experiencing separation or family breakdown to reduce conflict and increase cooperation and communication. It seeks to build on families’ strengths, so they can better manage parenting and contact arrangements in the best interests of the children. It is child focused and child inclusive. It is suitable for families who are experiencing conflict regarding parenting arrangements and who have Parenting Orders from the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court.

Ph: 8468 1305

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