OzChild provides a range of family support services in the Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS) Southern Region as well as in the Western District of Victoria. Our diverse programs aim to strengthen families, while also focusing on the needs of children. Some programs are only available to families living in particular municipalities in the Southern Region, while others provide a region wide service.
Integrated programs support vulnerable children and families with complex needs and aim to reduce the need for more intrusive Child Protection involvement.
The safety and wellbeing of children and the support and empowerment of families is promoted through direct service and by enhancing the service network. Qualified staff and trained volunteers work collaboratively and respectfully with families to build upon their existing strengths, and to enhance and develop skills and coping strategies.
OzChild's Disability Services provide a wide range of support to individuals and families through all life stages. Support is provided, for example, in times of stress, or when a regular break is needed. All programs operate across the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
Our Disability Services strive to enable, support and encourage people to participate fully and equally within the community, creating various pathways and opportunities of their choice. Our aim is to provide individualised support to enable people to reach their goals and aspirations Our support services are flexible and creative and recognise the uniqueness and diversity of all individuals
All our Disability programs are governed by the Disability Act 2006 and operate within the DHS Quality Frameworks and Home and Community Care (HACC) active service model principles.
Our commitment to quality services
Find out here about our commitment to quality services and the standards we work with ...
Find out here about programs supporting families
Find out here about the Mornington Peninsula Counselling Service to assist individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties, eg. relationships, depression and anxiety, child behaviour, family conflict, grief and loss and assists in making positive life changes.
Supporting families through volunteering
Volunteers are essential to the running of our programs supporting families. Become more involved in the community, gain new skills, make new friends and experience the rewards of volunteering.
Find out here how to make a difference to children and families through volunteering with OzChild's Volunteer Family Support Program.
OzChild's Disability Services train and match volunteers to work with people with a disability and their families. Volunteers play a vital role in helping OzChild provide families with the support they need. Find out here how you can become a Disability Services volunteer.