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The Early Help Family Service (EHFS) supports families to be resilient and have safe, supportive, and enduring relationships. EHFS strengthens families by assisting them to be more connected to and engaged in their culture and communities. EHFS supports families' access to specialist services and participation in education, training, and other activities to support wellbeing.

EHFS takes an all-inclusive approach to support the health, wellbeing, education and development of children and families. The service works in partnership with universal services to assist families to navigate the health system, increase social connection and build parental confidence.

Who can access Early Help Family Service?

The program is open to families with children who are engaged in any of the following schools or early learning centres:

  • Pakenham Consolidated School
  • Pakenham Secondary College
  • Cardinia Lakes Early Learning Centre
  • Gowrie Broadmeadows Valley
  • Hume Valley School

How to access this service

EHFS is being run out of the schools and learning centres listed above. These schools and early learning centres can refer to EHFS. Families can also contact MacKillop directly.