Family Services

MacKillop Family Services provides holistic support to some of the most vulnerable families in our communities.

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Our Family Services are culturally responsive and provide support to families through a number of programs including parenting support, children’s playgroups and family skills training.

We also provide assistance to those families experiencing alcohol or other drug misuse.

MacKillop works to create change in families by building on strengths and working with people to achieve their goals. 


  • Footscray Office - Family and Community Services(03) 9680 8444118 Commercial RoadFootscray VIC 3011
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Integrated Family Services

MacKillop's Integrated Family Services are voluntary services that provide ongoing support to vulnerable children and families in need.  Read more

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Substance Abuse and Family Support Service

The Substance Abuse Family Support (SAFS) service provides services to families where parental/carer substance misuse is impacting on family function and child safety.  Read more

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Western Region Parenting Service

The Western Region Parenting Service provides a number of parenting programs and supported playgroups across the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.  Read more

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Family Preservation Service

MacKillop's Family Preservation Service provides a family centred practice which focuses on the best interests of children.   Read more

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Child FIRST Brimbank-Melton

Child FIRST (Child and Family Information, Referral and Support Teams) Brimbank-Melton is a partnership between 10 agencies in the Western Region of Melbourne and the Department of Human Services.   Read more

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Cradle to Kinder

Cradle to Kinder is an intensive ante and postnatal support service that provides long term, intensive family and early parenting support for vulnerable young mothers and their children.  Read more

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Family Mentoring Project - Maribyrnong

Family Mentors make a real and lasting difference to local families.  Read more

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Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare

MacKillop Family Services is delivering a new family preservation and restoration program, Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare  Read more

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MacKillop Rural Community Services

MacKillop Rural Community Services (MRCS) is a new addition to the MacKillop Family Services suite of programs.  Read more