Child and Family Services Ballarat Inc. (CAFS)

Child & Family Services Ballarat Inc. (CAFS) is a community services organisation that provides a range of programs and services to children, young people and families who are vulnerable or in need of support.

Address:
Ludbrook House - 115 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 3350

Ph:
(03) 5337 3333

Email:
intake@cafs.org.au

Website:
cafs.org.au

Facebook:
CAFS Ballarat 

Opening Hours: 
Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Services matching "Housing & Accommodation"

  • Youth Housing Transitional Support

    Youth Transitional Support includes the provision of accommodation for transition towards independent living. Young people are supported to develop skills in financial management, seeking suitable employment or training, domestic skills such as cooking and maintaining properties, as well as being linked into community and sporting groups to build their independence and community connectedness. The service is for young people aged 16–25 years old.

    For more information:
    Email: intake@cafs.org.au
    or Phone: 53337 3333

  • Housing and Support

    Youth Transitional Support includes the provision of accommodation for transition towards independent living. Young people are supported to develop skills in financial management, seeking suitable employment or training, domestic skills such as cooking and maintaining properties, as well as being linked into community and sporting groups to build their independence and community connectedness. The service is for young people aged 16–25 years old.

    For more information -
    Email:
    intake@cafs.org.au
    or Phone: 53337 3333

Other services offered by Child and Family Services Ballarat Inc. (CAFS)

  • HEAL (Healing Equine Assisted Learning) Program

    The Healing Equine Assisted Learning Program (HEAL) provides clients (7yrs- 70yrs) with the opportunity to participate in an experiential learning experience with horses. This can be as an individual, or within a group session. Horses are pray animals and the HEAL program works on the premise that horses are sensitive to subtle changes in the environment and in people and that a horse will responds differently to a person depending on their emotional state. The Equine Assisted Learning practitioners work from the premise that the varying emotional states of humans influence their physiology and that a horse can smell and/or sense these changes. In essence, the horse acts as a mirror to the person’s emotional state even if the person may not express this visually or verbally. Both practitioners are EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association) internationally certified; trained in supporting the equine assisted learning process, can be a powerful experience for people on a healing journey. HEAL is a fee-for-service program.

    For more information - Email: intake@cafs.org.au or Phone: 53337 3333

  • Dads tool kit - Mens programs

    Group Parenting Program for men that is designed to provide a rounded approach to understanding the role of a father, to provide dads with the tools to parent in a positive manner.
    The Men’s Behaviour Change programs have been facilitated by Child & Family Services for the past 20 years. CAFS offers many family violence services aimed at ending violence and abuse in families. All programs are delivered with a clear aim of increasing the safety of women and children and challenging the values and attitudes of those committing violence.

    For more information -
    Email: intake@cafs.org.au
    or Phone: 53337 3333

  • Step Up (adolescent family violence)

    Intensive outreach work to adolescents aged 12 to 18 years and their families to address the violence and abuse perpetrated by the adolescents. In addition to the outreach work, the program delivers a 10-week group program for both the adolescents and the parents, provides individual counselling and support, conducts a thorough assessment and develops a referral pathway to other community-based support services.

    For more information -
    Email: intake@cafs.org.au
    or Phone: 53337 3333

  • Family Violence Court Counselling Program

    This program provides counselling, education programs and community activities for men and their families aimed at strengthening family relationships and working with families through difficult times to ensure the wellbeing and safety of children and family members. Issues addressed through the services provided include mental health, self-esteem, family violence, parenting, step-parenting, grief and loss, and general relationship concerns.

    For more information -
    Email: intake@cafs.org.au
    or Phone: 53337 3333

  • Day Stay

    Day Stay offers parents with infants the opportunity to be supported in learning about sleep, settling and feeding their young children as well as the importance of developing strong attachments to them.

    For more information -
    Email:
    intake@cafs.org.au
    or Phone: 53337 3333

  • Access to Early Learning (AEL)

    This program offers free kindergarten and focused education support to vulnerable children who would not have been able to ordinarily access preschool. Staff in the program work intensively with families at home and with staff in kindergartens to ensure that children are able to fully engage in this critical year before school. The program also offers professional development for staff working in kindergartens on topics such as childhood trauma and attachment.

    For more information -
    Email:
    intake@cafs.org.au
    or Phone: 53337 3333

  • Gambler's Help

    Gambler's Help West Vic is committed to promoting responsible gambling, and reducing gambling related harm, by helping individuals, families and communities deal with the impact and harm caused by problem gambling.

    For more information:
    http://www.gamblershelpwestvic.org.au
    1800 858 858

  • Financial Counselling

    Financial counselling provides individual support to people who find themselves in financial difficulty through unresolved debt. The team has strong links with utility providers and local government to ensure that community members are provided with support to overcome their financial difficulties.

    For more information -
    Email:
    intake@cafs.org.au
    or Phone: 53337 3333