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The Strengthening Parent Support Program is available to the parents and carers of a child with a disability or developmental delay (up to 18 years old).

The program is available for families and carers living in the Victorian local government regions of:

  • City of Melbourne
  • Maribyrnong
  • Moonee Valley
  • Brimbank
  • Melton
  • Hobsons Bay
  • Wyndham

Our coordinator will provide parents with the opportunity to meet other local families in a supportive, relaxed setting where they can socialise, share information or take part in training programs to support them in their caring role.

The program also provides:

  • linkages to other community support groups and services
  • information on relevant topics such as behaviour support, NDIS and Wills and Estate planning
  • one-to-one support
  • assistance to establish parent support groups
  • support for parents to self-advocate to ensure their child’s goals and needs are being met.

How to access this service

Please contact the Strengthening Parenting Support coordinator on the details above for further information.

Parent to Parent West

MacKillop produces a quarterly newsletter, Parent to Parent West, for parents of a child with a disability outlining programs and services available in Melbourne’s metropolitan western region.

Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter, Parent to Parent West

eg. Sunshine

Program resources

Download a copy of the 'Two minute story' - a new resource to support parents of children with additional needs when communicating with professionals. This resource is available in English, Vietnamese and Mandarin.