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Aboriginal Family Support Service (AFSS)

(Formerly known as the Aboriginal Grandparents Family Support Program)
Womens Health and Family Services proudly congratulates Aboriginal Grandparent Family Support Service on winning the Community Service Industry Award – category - Strengthening Communities.
The Aboriginal Family Support Service aims to support and strengthen Aboriginal grandparents and their families through the generations. The program provides information, advocacy and referrals as well as group activities, respite camps and peer support groups.
The program offers a range of assistance to Aboriginal grandparents and their families, including:
  • Individual support and practical help where needed
  • Peer support groups
  • Group activities for Mums including weekly art groups/coffee mornings, pamper days and physical activity events
  • Group activities for children including weekly playgroup (0 to 4 years)
  • Aboriginal Networking Events
  • Referral and Advocacy




Self referrals are welcome, as are referrals from GPs, mental health clinics, psychiatrists and other health professionals.


For more information

If you would like to find out more about the Aboriginal Family Support Service or other programs at WHFS for Aboriginal families, please contact:
Averil Scott (Program Manager)
Phone:          6330 5400
Email:           info@whfs.org.au
For more information on supporting Aboriginal families and relevant services, why not visit our: