A new initiative funded by the Department of Health & Human services and delivered through Ballarat Community Health. The program will work to support families with vulnerable children 0-12, vulnerability including developmental delay, trauma, family relationship breakdown and stressors.  

Ballarat Community Health is committed to early intervention and aims to increase vulnerable children's access to timely and appropriate services including allied health.

A core element of the program will be to support and develop the capacity of those closest and most significant to the child. The worker can work with families health, social, emotional and environmental needs in a coordinated manner.  

We aim to provide a quality child and family centered experience for people requiring service.  Download program brochure

Program Information

How can we assist?

  • We will help you and your family access health and wellbeing services for your children
  • Assist to strengthen bonds between you and your children
  • Assist to set goals you want to achieve
  • We are able to provide support and advice
  • We will provide outreach and practical support
  • Support with child's development
  • Skill development 

Who is it for?

Families with children 0-12 who have vulnerable children; vulnerability including developmental delay, trauma, family relationship break down and stressors. 

How much time will it take?

Support will be offered for up to 6 months. 

When & Where is it held?

Outreach will be provided to families 


The service is free and confidential 

How do I get into the program?

Referrals can be made directly to Child Health Program Coordinator Melanie Hardy by calling 5338 4596