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Children Services
Directory 2018
Mount Druitt Edition

                       CHILD FRIENDLY
                        MOUNT DRUITT
                        Working together
                        for our community
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CONTENTS
                                                                            MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 73
ACCOMMODATION SERVICES 7                                                    CHILD PROTECTION 79                        KEY
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SERVICES 11                           RECREATION AND LEISURE 85                    Address

CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE SERVICES 23                           CHILDREN AND FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES 105     Postal address
DISABILITY SERVICES/SPECIAL NEEDS AND NDIS 29                               PLAYGROUPS 143                               Email address
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT 39                                                      OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE AND PRESCHOOLS/
HEALTH SERVICES - GENERAL 51                                                EARLY LEARNING CENTRES 161                   Contact number

ALLIED HEALTH                                                               TRANSPORT 175                                Fax number

(INCLUDING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH PATHOLOGY, VISION AND HEARING) 59   SPECIFIC GROUPS 179                          Information

DENTAL HEALTH 71                                                            OTHER USEFUL OR IMPORTANT NUMBERS 187        Web Address- URL
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ABOUT THE MOUNT     INTRODUCTION                                                                                            WORKING TOGETHER FOR OUR
                                                                                                                            COMMUNITY
DRUITT CHILDREN's
                    This Directory is an initiative of the Child Friendly Communities project funded
                    by Communities for Children, Mission Australia.

Services
                    We hope that this resource provides useful information for community                                    This directory proudly supports the Linker Network and can be
                    organisation, educators, practitioners and human services working with children                         used as a tool for linkers to find effective referral pathways and
                    and their families in Mount Druitt.                                                                     for services to work collaboratively for the benefit of children and
Directory           We understand the importance of facilitating a connected and responsive
                    community of practitioners to provide accesses to services for children and
                                                                                                                            families in our community.

RESOURCE
                    families.                                                                                               The Linker Network is a new client-centred, integrated service
                                                                                                                            delivery model being rolled out across Greater Western Sydney.
                                                                                                                            With its shared principles and standards, common branding,
                                                                                                                            tools, resources, and membership, the model is designed to help
                                                                                                                            service providers work more collaboratively with each other, and to
                                                                                                                            provide more consistency and flexibility across the service system.
                                                                                                                            The Local Linker Network Collaborative Practice Groups bring
                                                                                                                            together members in a geographical area to help each other,
                                                                                                                            identify gaps, and plan and deliver coordinated services, to give
                                                                                                                            their clients a positive, streamlined service experience and better
                                                                                                                            outcomes.
                                                                                                                            For more information or to join up visit
                                                                                                                            www.linker.org.au or contact diana.rochford@facs.nsw.gov.au
                                                                                                                            This resource can be downloaded as a PDF from the Children and
                                                                                                       CHILD FRIENDLY       Young people section of the Blacktown City Council website.
                                                                                                        MOUNT DRUITT
                                                                                                        Working together    www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Community/Our-people/Children-
                                                                                                        for our community   and-young-people
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                                         Accommodation Services

              t i o n s e r v i c e s
    Accommoda                           Family and                     PRIMARY BUSINESS                          REFERRALS
                                        Community
                                                                       FaCS holds the statutory responsibility   Referral Number:
                                                                       for protecting children and young         Link2home (homelessness)

                                        Services (FaCS)
                                                                       people from risk of significant harm:     1800 152 152
                                                                       • Child protection services
                                                                                                                 Housing Contact Centre
                                                                       • parenting support and early             1800 422 322
                                                                            intervention
                                                                                                                 Mount Druitt Office (02) 8887 7400
                                                                       • foster care
                                                                       • adoption services                       Contact us through the National Relay
                                                                                                                 Service TTY/voice calls - 133 677
                                            5 Mount Street             • and help for communities affected
                                            Mount Druitt NSW 2770           by disaster.                         Speak & Listen - 1300 555 727
                                                                       Area Serviced:                            SMS - 0423 677 767
                                            PO Box 111                                                                                                   7
                                                                       Mount Druitt area.
                                            Mount Druitt NSW 2770

                                                                                                                                                             CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                            facsinfo@facs.nsw.gov.au

                                            Mount Druitt Office
                                            (02) 8887 7400

                                            (02) 8887 7599
CHILD FRIENDLY
 MOUNT DRUITT
 Working together                           Monday to Friday
 for our community                                                            www.facs.nsw.gov.au
                                            9.00 am - 5.00 pm
                                          ACCOMMODATION SERVICES
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                               Family                        PRIMARY BUSINESS                               services (including parenting

                               Referral
                                                             Family Referral Services (FRS) are             programs)
                                                             intended to assist children, young         •   Mental Health support services
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                               Service
                                                             people, and families who do not            •   Culturally appropriate support
                                                             meet the statutory threshold for child         services
                                                             protection intervention, but would
                                                             benefit from accessing specific
                                                             services to address current problems
                                                                                                        REFERRALS
                                                             and prevent escalation.                    Referral Number:
                                                             FRS are intended to link vulnerable        1300 403 373
                                                             children, young people in need of          Referral Procedures:
                                                             assistance, and their families, with the
                                                                                                        Contact FRS through the website,
                                 Suite 202/203               most appropriate available support
                                                                                                        email or phone.
                                 Westfield Shopping Centre   services in their local areas.                                                                           9
                                 Mountt Druitt NSW 2770      FRS can assist you in accessing
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                                                             relevant support services depending

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                                 frsws@ransw.org.au          on the situation such as:
                                                             • Domestic violence support services
                                                             • Housing or accommodation
                                 1300 403 373                    services
                                                             • Financial assistance
                                 (02) 9625 2580              • Counselling and mediation
Blacktown City

                                                             • Parenting struggles and support
                                 Monday to Friday
                                 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
                                                                   www.familyreferralservice.com.au
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               n d T o r r e s S t r a i t     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services
  Aboriginal a                                                                      PRIMARY BUSINESS                         REFERRALS
                      s                      Aboriginal
  Islander Service                           Maternal & Infant
                                                                                    Bulbwul Werowe means ‘strong baby’
                                                                                    in the Darug language. We have a
                                                                                    team of health professionals providing
                                                                                                                             Referral Number:
                                                                                                                             Call 9881 1670 for an appointment.
                                                                                                                             Clients may self-refer or be referred
                                             Health Service                         supportive pregnancy and after care
                                                                                    to Aboriginal Women (or women with
                                                                                                                             by allied services such as a General
                                                                                                                             Practitioner.

                                             Aboriginal Health                      Aboriginal partners) who have chosen
                                                                                    to have their baby at Blacktown

                                             Unit -
                                                                                    Hospital.
                                                                                    Our services provides a culturally

                                             Mount Druitt                           sensitive, women-centred approach
                                                                                    underpinned by a team experienced

                                             Hospital                               in midwifery, mental health, drug
                                                                                    and alcohol services all of which are
                                                                                    supported by an Aboriginal Health                                           11
                                                                                    Worker.
                                                Situated in Car park Three on the
                                                Mount Druitt Hospital Grounds -     Area Serviced:

                                                                                                                                                                     CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                75 Railway Street                   Mount Druitt district
                                                Mount Druitt NSW 2770
                                                (02) 9881 1670

                                                (02) 9881 1585
CHILD FRIENDLY
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 Working together                               Monday to Friday                            www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Aboriginal-Health-Unit/
 for our community                              8.00 am - 4.30 pm                           Aboriginal-Health-Unit
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                                Anglicare -                       PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                    Baabayn                            PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                                                          Through sessions provided each week                                                                                  disadvantaged people.
                                                                                                          during school terms, children learn
                                                                  •   Families, relationships and                                                                                      Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation was      Assist, and advocate for, people who

                                Aboriginal &
                                                                                                          about their Aboriginal background

                                                                  •
                                                                      counselling
                                                                      Youth Support
                                                                                                          and heritage through storytelling, song
                                                                                                          (in Darug language), art, craft and
                                                                                                                                                    Aboriginal                         founded by five Aboriginal elders
                                                                                                                                                                                       from Western Sydney.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               are struggling in their dealings with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               government departments, etc.

                                Torres Strait
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                                                                  •   Aboriginal and Torres Strait
                                                                      Islander Programs
                                                                                                          painting.
                                                                                                          Home visiting to Aboriginal families in
                                                                                                                                                    Corporation                        Their purpose is to connect with
                                                                                                                                                                                       individuals and families in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SPECIFIC PROGRAM

                                Islander                          •   Financial and food assistance       the Blacktown LGA
                                                                                                          Events such as “Sorry Day” and
                                                                                                                                                                                       welcoming environment, providing
                                                                                                                                                                                       supports and links to services that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Family Gatherings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tuesday 10 am – 2 pm

                                Programs
                                                                  •   Chaplaincy
                                                                                                          “NAIDOC” are organised each year                                             help them heal from the past and        Kurung Homework Club
                                                                  •   Mental Health                                                                                                    nurture their sense of confidence and   Tuesdays 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
                                                                                                          in acknowledgement of Aboriginal
                                                                  •   Out-of-home care                    People                                                                       pride in the future.                    Wirringa & Booris,
                                                                  •   Carer respite                                                                   252-254 Luxford Road
                                                                  •   Migrant and refugee support
                                                                                                          REFERRALS                                   Emerton NSW 2770
                                                                                                                                                                                       The group has strong knowledge of       Mum and Bub group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wednesdays 10 am – 2 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                       the community and has built contacts
                                                                                                          Referral Number:
                                   91a Kurrajong Avenue           SPECIFIC PROGRAM                        Food / Financial assistance                 PO Box 146
                                                                                                                                                                                       within and outside the community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               REFERRALS                               13
                           12      Mount Druitt NSW 2770
                                                                  Gulyangarra Yellamundie                                                             Emerton NSW 2770                 Nurture local Aboriginal people’s
                                                                                                          (02) 8805 0900                                                                                                       Referral Procedures:
                                                                                                                                                                                       confidence, self-esteem, spirituality
                                                                  Aboriginal Cultural Learning for                                                                                                                             No referral required

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                                   Mountdruitt.admin@anglicare.                                           Anglicare Mount Druitt Office (                                              and knowledge of their culture.
                                                                  Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal           02) 8805 0900                               admin@baabayn.org.au
                                   org.au
                                                                  children primary schools in Blacktown                                                                                Provide a supportive, healing,
                                                                  LGA.                                                                                                                 low-stress environment for local
                                   (02) 8805 0998                                                                                                     0421178684                       Aboriginal people.
                                                                                                                                                      Margaret Farrell (Chairperson)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Promote networking; help people
                                                                                                                                                                                       to link up. Form lasting partnerships
                                   (02) 8805 0993                                                                                                     (02) 9625 2580
Blacktown City

                                                                                                                                                                                       for the more effective support of

                                   Monday to Friday                                                                                                   Monday to Friday
                                                                         Mtdruitt.admin@anglicare.org.au                                                                                       www.baabayn.org.au
                                   9.00 am - 4.30 pm                                                                                                  10 am - 5 pm
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                                Butucarbin               PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                         Butucarbin, a non-profit Aboriginal
                                                                                               REFERRALS
                                                                                               Referral Procedures:
                                                                                                                                           Greater Western                 PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                           Wellington Aboriginal Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     REFERRALS

                                Aboriginal               organisation, exists to contribute
                                                         to the social, economic, emotional
                                                                                               Clients may self-refer or be referred via
                                                                                               another agency. Please phone for an         Aboriginal Health               Health Service (WACHS) aims to
                                                                                                                                                                           empower targeted Aboriginal and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Referral Number:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (02) 9832 1356

                                Corporation
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                                                         and cultural development of the
                                                         Aboriginal community in western
                                                         Sydney.
                                                                                               appointment for support services.
                                                                                                                                           Service (GWAHS),                Torres Strait Islander people to take
                                                                                                                                                                           control of their individual, family and
                                                                                                                                                                           community health and wellbeing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Referral Criteria:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     people who wish to address any
                                                                                                                                           a division of the Wellington                                              concerns about their health and
                                                         This is achieved through a range of                                                                               needs through the community
                                                         group and individual community                                                    Aboriginal Corporation Health   controlled model.                         well-being needs.
                                                         development and adult education                                                   Service (WACHS)                 WACHS is acknowledged and
                                                         programs and activities.                                                                                          respected as an organisation of
                                  28 Pringle Rd                                                                                                                            excellence which is demonstrated by
                                  Hebersham NSW 2770     Area Serviced:
                                                         Mount Druitt area                                                                                                 a healthier Aboriginal community.

                                  PO Box E18                                                                                                     2 Palmerston Rd           They advocate for and facilitate the                                              15
                           14     Emerton NSW 2770                                                                                               Mount Druitt NSW 2770     achievement and maintenance of
                                                                                                                                                                           health outcomes consistent with
                                                                                                                                                                           Aboriginal peoples’ evolving notion of

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                                  koori@ozemail.com.au                                                                                           enquiries@wachs.net.au    cultural well- being.
                                                                                                                                                                           WACHS plans, delivers, co-ordinates
                                  (02) 9832 7167                                                                                                 (02) 9832 1356            and advocates for effective clinic
                                                                                                                                                                           and community-based primary
                                                                                                                                                                           health care services to the Aboriginal
                                  (02) 9832 7263                                                                                                 (02) 6845 2656 or
                                                                                                                                                                           community.
                                                                                                                                                 (02) 6845 4499
Blacktown City

                                  Monday to Friday                                                                                               Monday to Friday
                                  9 am - 5 pm                   www.butucarbin.org.au                                                            10 am - 5 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                   www.wachs.net.au
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                                Marrin Weejali                 PRIMARY BUSINESS                       REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                         NgalluWal                           PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                             Ngallu Wal is an integrated Aboriginal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      REFERRALS

                                Aboriginal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Referral Number:
                                                                                                                                         (Aboriginal
                                                               Marrin Weejali provides clients with   Referral Procedures:
                                                               a quality, professional counselling    Clients may self-refer or may be                                       Child & Family Centre (ACFC)             Ring or email to be referred to an
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                                                               service founded in Aboriginal cultural referred via another agency.                                           located in Doonside and provides a       appropriate service.
                                Corporation                    values and principles delivered in
                                                               individual, family and group settings                                     Child & Family                      range of services including long day
                                                                                                                                                                             care, playgroups, health and a variety
                                                               as appropriate and in a culturally and
                                                               emotionally safe environment.                                             Centre)                             of family support programs to the
                                                                                                                                                                             community.

                                                                                                                                                                             Target Age Group:
                                                                                                                                                                             0 - 8 years
                                   79-81 Jersey Rd
                                                                                                                                                                             Area Serviced:
                                   Blackett NSW 2770
                                                                                                                                                                             Blacktown Local Government Area
                                   PO Box 147                                                                                                                                                                                                              17
                           16      Emerton NSW 2770

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                   info@marrinweejali.org.au                                                                                259 Kildare Rd
                                                                                                                                            Doonside NSW 2767

                                   (02) 9628 3031                                                                                           supportadmin@ngalluwal.org.au

                                   (02) 9628 8858
                                                                                                                                            (02) 9672 4173
Blacktown City

                                   Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri,
                                   9 am – 5 pm                                                                                              Mon – Thurs, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
                                                                        www.marrinweejali.org.au                                            Fri, 9 am – 3 pm                              www.ngalluwal.org.au
                                   Tues, 9 am - 3 pm
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                                One Good Day                        PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                    One Good Day is taking positive
                                                                                                             SPECIFIC PROGRAM
                                                                                                             The Mount Druitt Indigenous Choir
                                                                                                                                                 Yenu Allowah                         PRIMARY BUSINESS                        REFERRALS

                                The Mount Druitt
                                                                                                                                                                                      Yenu Allowah child & family centre is   Referral Number:
                                                                    action towards disadvantaged             Area Serviced:                                                           committed to delivering the highest     (02) 9625 6357 or
                                                                    Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders     Mount Druitt area                                                        quality care & support for aboriginal   (02) 8805 4800
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                                Indigenous Choir                    Our prime goal is to take the kids out
                                                                    so they can have at the very least
                                                                                                                                                                                      children & their families.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Target Age Group:
                                                                    “one good day”, with lots of fun and     REFERRALS                                                                0 - 12 years
                                                                    laughter in refreshing locations.
                                                                                                             Referral Number:                                                         Area Serviced:
                                                                    We are committed to empowering           Dave Armstrong on                                                        Mount Druitt,
                                                                    Indigenous families to implement         0409 046 530                                                             2770 postcode
                                                                    their desired community goals.
                                                                    This includes strengthening the
                                                                    community’s level of activity to reach
                                                                    excellence in health and wellbeing.                                                                                                                                           19
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                                                                    Our ultimate goal is to have the
                                                                    community reach their own goals

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                                                                                                                                                     1 Luxford Road
                                                                    rather than have an organisations
                                                                                                                                                     Mount Druitt NSW 2770
                                                                    self-developed program pushed on
                                                                    them.
                                   contactus@onegoodday.org.au                                                                                       admin@yenuallowah.org.au

                                   Dave Armstrong on                                                                                                 (02) 9625 6357
Blacktown City

                                   0409 046 530                                                                                                      (02) 8805 4800
                                   Mon – Thurs, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm            www.onegoodday.org.au                                                   Mon – Thurs, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
                                   Fri, 9 am – 3 pm                          www.facebook.com/pg/mtdruittchoir                                                                                  www.yenuallowah.org.au
                                                                                                                                                     Fri, 9 am – 5 pm
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services
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                                                                 PRIMARY BUSINESS                     REFERRALS
                                Uniting                          Early Links specialises early        Referral Number:

                                Ability Links                    intervention programs that that
                                                                 support Aboriginal Families in
                                                                                                      Ring or email for referral to an
                                                                                                      appropriate service.

                                Mount Druitt
                                                                 overcoming disability barriers to
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                                                                 social connection.

                                (Aboriginal                      The Aboriginal Service Delivery
                                                                 Principles were developed with our

                                Early Links)                     Aboriginal staff to ensure Uniting
                                                                 services are accessible and assist
                                                                 Aboriginal people to achieve their
                                                                 goals.
                                                                 Target Age Group:
                                                                 0 - 8 years
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                                   PO Box 3156
                                   Parramatta NSW 2124

                                   abilitylinks@uniting.org.au

                                   (02) 8830 0768
Blacktown City

                                   Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm          www.abilitylinksnsw.org.au
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                           d l i n g u i s t i c a l l y    Culturally and linguistically Diverse Services
  Culturally an
  D i v e r s e S e r v i c e s                            Anglicare –                          PRIMARY BUSINESS                        REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                        Referral Number:
                                                           Migrant and
                                                                                                •   Families, relationships and
                                                                                                    counselling                         Food / Financial assistance
                                                                                                                                        (02) 8805 0900

                                                           Refugee Support
                                                                                                •   Youth Support
                                                                                                •   Aboriginal and Torres Strait        Anglicare Mount Druitt Office
                                                                                                    Islander Programs                   (02) 8805 0998
                                                                                                •   Financial and food assistance
                                                                                                •   Chaplaincy
                                                                                                •   Mental Health
                                                                                                •   Out-of-home care
                                                                                                •   Carer respite
                                                                                                •   Migrant and refugee support
                                                              91a Kurrajong Avenue                                                                                      23
                                                              Mount Druitt NSW 2770
                                                                                                SPECIFIC PROGRAM

                                                                                                                                                                         CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                              Mtdruitt.admin@anglicare.org.au   Migrant, Asylum Seeker & Refugee
                                                                                                Support,
                                                              (02) 8805 0998 or                 Preparing For School, English Classes
                                                              1300 111 278                      (ESL)

                                                              (02) 8805 0993
CHILD FRIENDLY
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 Working together                                             Monday - Friday
 for our community                                            9.00 am - 4.30 pm                        www.anglicare.org.au/find-help/anglicare-mount-druitt-office
Culturally and linguistically Diverse Services
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                            Mount Druitt                     PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                             MECA aims to provide a
                                                                                                  REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                                  Multicultural                   PRIMARY BUSINESS                        REFERRALS

                            Ethnic                                                                                                                Health Services
                                                                                                  Referral Procedures:                                                            Multi-lingual health workers and        Referral Number:
                                                             dynamic environment for working      Referral to short term case work is                                             interpreting service available          General Intake
                                                             collaboratively with refugee         available for refugees and migrants                                             (Interpreters need to be booked in
                            Communities
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1800 600 681
                                                             communities to identify strengths,
                                                             create innovative solutions and
                                                                                                  who have been living in Australia 1-5
                                                                                                  yrs (free service).                             (see Mount Druitt               advance).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Referral Procedure:

                            Agency (MECA)                    support implementation through
                                                             action. A variety of programs are
                                                             available including:
                                                                                                  All other services, visit the office, ring or
                                                                                                  email.                                          Community Health
                                                                                                                                                                                  Services include:
                                                                                                                                                                                  •   speech pathology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ring for referral to an appropriate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          service.

                                                             •   Academic proofreading for
                                                                 young people
                                                                                                                                                  Centre)                         •
                                                                                                                                                                                  •
                                                                                                                                                                                      occupational therapy
                                                                                                                                                                                      baby clinics

                                                             •   Girl SKILS for young women 14-                                                                                   •   information and referral service
                                                                 16                                                                                                               •   immunisation
                     24                                      •   Education and Employment                                                                                         •   vision and hearing assessments                                            25
                                                                 mentoring for young people
                                                                                                                                                                                  •   multicultural health services for
                               Level 1, 12/13 Mount Street   •   Leadership training for young                                                                                        children and families

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                                                                                                                      Cnr Buran and Kelly Close
                               Mount Druitt NSW 2770             people
                                                                                                                                                      Mount Druitt NSW 2770
                                                             •   School Holiday activities
                               info@meca.org.au              •   Homework support program                                                             (02) 9881 1200
                                                             Area Sercived:
                               (02) 9625 9300                Blacktown and surrounding areas                                                          (02) 9881 1203
Blacktown City

                               Mon - Tues 9 am – 5 pm
                               Wed - Thurs 9 am – 6 pm                                                                                                Monday - Friday
                                                                    www.meca.org.au                                                                                                         www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Multicultural-Health-Services
                               Fri 9 am – 4 pm                                                                                                        8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Culturally and linguistically Diverse Services
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                            Settlement                               PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                     Settlement Services International is
                                                                                                            SSI delivers the Ability Links NSW
                                                                                                            program (ALNSW. ALNSW) is a free            SydWest                        PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                                       SydWest Multicultural Services is a     Our passionate, qualified and

                            Services                                 a community-based not-for-profit
                                                                     organisation providing a range of
                                                                                                            program that supports people with
                                                                                                            disability aged 9 to 64, their families     Multicultural                  leading community organisation
                                                                                                                                                                                       helping and empowering people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               experienced bilingual and bicultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               staff are sensitive to the languages
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                            International                            services in the areas of:
                                                                     • refugee settlement
                                                                                                            and carers.
                                                                                                            The program is designed to help
                                                                                                            people plan for their future by building
                                                                                                                                                        Services                       of all cultures in Greater Western
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sydney.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and cultures of the communities we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               represent.

                            (Ability Links)                          • migrant support services                                                                                        We assist people who are vulnerable     With locations in Blacktown, Mount
                                                                                                            on their strengths and skills to lead the                                  and most in need, such as:              Druitt, Penrith and Rouse Hill; we cover
                                                                     • asylum seeker assistance             life they want as valued members of                                                                                all matters of cultural diversity in the
                                                                     • housing                              their community.                                                           •   youth and children,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               region.
                                                                     • multicultural foster care                                                                                       •   seniors,
                                                                                                            Target Age Group:                                                                                                  Target Age Group:
                                                                     • disability support                   9 - 64 years                                                               •   people with disabilities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               0 - 8 years
                                                                                                                                                                                           humanitarian entrants.
                                                                     • employment services
                                                                     • youth support in NSW.
                                                                                                            Area Serviced:                                                             With our diverse programs ranging       REFERRALS
                                                                                                            Western Sydney Area                            Shop 3, 6-10 Mount Street   from:                                                                            2 7
                     26                                                                                                                                    (enter via Ralph Place)                                            Referral Procedures:
                                                                     SSI is also the state-wide umbrella
                                                                     organisation for 11 Migrant Resource
                                                                                                            REFERRALS                                      Mount Druitt NSW 2770       •   aged care and disability services, For services for children, youth and
                               C/- SydWest Multicultural Services,                                                                                                                     •   case management for new            families, please ring or email your local
                                                                     Centres and Multicultural Services     Referral Procedure:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                               Shop 9, 6-10 Mount St                                                                                                                                       arrivals,                          office for referral to the appropriate
                                                                     across NSW.                            Phone Intake on (02) 9625 0455 or              info@sydwestms.org.au
                               Mount Druitt NSW 2770                                                                                                                                                                          area.
                                                                                                            visit the office in Mount Druitt                                           •   information sessions,
                                                                                                                                                                                       •   and support groups.
                               abilitylinks@ssi.org.au                                                                                                     (02) 9625 0455

                               (02) 9625 0455                                                                                                              (02) 9625 0322
Blacktown City

                               Monday - Friday                                                                                                             Monday - Friday
                                                                            www.ssi.org.au                                                                                                      www.sydwestms.org.au
                               9.00 am - 4.30 pm                                                                                                           9.00 am - 4.30 pm
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                                   s / S p e c i a l N e e d s      Disability Services/Special Needs and NDIS
   Disab             ility Service                                                                     PRIMARY BUSINESS                           SPECIFIC SERVICES
                                                                 Autism
   and NDIS                                                      Community
                                                                                                       The Autism Community Network (ACN)
                                                                                                       was established by Steve Drakoulis in
                                                                                                       September 2011 as, initially, a Peer-
                                                                                                                                                  The Blacktown Support Group
                                                                                                                                                  First Wednesday of each month from

                                                                 Network                               to-Peer network for families of children
                                                                                                       with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
                                                                                                                                                  10 am - 12 Noon .
                                                                                                                                                  Venue: Westpoint Blacktown -

                                                                 (ACN)                                 (ASD).
                                                                                                       We are parents and carers who have
                                                                                                                                                  17 Patrick St,
                                                                                                                                                  Blacktown NSW 2148
                                                                                                                                                  (In the Westpoint Food Court,
                                                                                                       a daily lived experience of autism and
                                                                                                                                                  Coffeeland Café)
                                                                                                       link through this network to help each
                                                                                                       other.                                     Facilitator: Briana

                                                                        Illawong Community Centre
                                                                                                       We are not professionals and we do
                                                                                                       not provide professional advice.
                                                                                                                                                  REFERRALS
                                                                        273 Fowler Rd                                                             Referral Number:
                                                                                                                                                                                           29
                                                                                                       We simply offer a forum to enable
                                                                        Illawong NSW 2234                                                         (02) 9543 9036
                                                                                                       families to exchange information,
                                                                                                       support one another and access some        Referral Procedure:

                                                                                                                                                                                            CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                                        PO Box 188
                                                                                                       much needed resources.                     Phone 9543 9036 or email for referral
                                                                        Riverwood NSW 2210
                                                                                                                                                  to the support group or other relevant
                                                                                                                                                  services.
                                                                        info@autismcommunity.org.au

                                                                        (02) 9543 9036
CHILD FRIENDLY
 MOUNT DRUITT
 Working together
 for our community                                                      9.30 am - 2.30 pm                           www.autismcommunity.org.au
                                                                 Disability Services/Special Needs and NDIS
Disability Services/Special Needs and NDIS                                                                 31

                            C.O.R.R.E                   PRIMARY BUSINESS                       REFERRALS                                                             PRIMARY BUSINESS                        REFERRALS
                                                        WASH HOUSE
                                                                                                                                        Early Ed
                            Family Support
                                                                                                Referral Procedure:                                                  EarlyEd provides early childhood         Referral Number:
                                                        For mothers with an intellectual        Walk-ins welcome or phone / email for
                                                                                                                                        (Early Intervention          intervention services for children and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Phone 9897 1511 to be referred to the
                                                                                                                                                                     their families.
                            Women’s
                                                        disability or learning difficulty.      information.                                                                                                  appropriate support service.
                                                        Ageing, Disability and Home Care                                                for children with            All our staff have expertise in child

                            Activities and
                                                        (ADHC) fund this service which enables                                                                       development and the needs of
                                                        us to offer a range of supports for
                                                        mothers with an intellectual disability
                                                                                                                                        disability)                  children and families in their early
                                                                                                                                                                     years.
                            Self Help House             or learning difficulty.
                                                        Our vision is for mothers with an
                                                                                                                                                                     Our staff are also aware of the specific
                                                                                                                                                                     needs for children with delays in
                               Lot 5, Kelly Close       intellectual disability or learning                                                                          their development. EarlyEd has been
                               Mount Druitt NSW         difficulty to be accepted as active and                                                                      delivering early childhood intervention
                                                        valued community members.                                                                                    services for over 35 years.
                       30      PO Box 551               To be eligible for our service women                                                                         A registered NDIS provider.                                                      31
                               Mount Druitt NSW         need to have the care of their children                                                                      Early Ed provides speech,
                                                        or have a restoration plan in place.                                                                         occupational and physio therapy and
                                                                                                                                           Suite C3, Level 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                               admin@washhouse.org.au                                                                                      1C Grand Avenue           conduct playgroups on a regular basis.
                                                                                                                                           Rosehill NSW 2142         Targeted Age Group:
                                                                                                                                                                     0-8 years
                               (02) 9677 1962                                                                                              services@earlyed.com.au
                                                                                                                                                                     Area Serviced:
                                                                                                                                                                     Blacktown Local Government Area
                               (02) 9677 1046                                                                                              (02) 9897 1511
Blacktown City

                               Monday - Friday                                                                                             Monday - Friday
                               9 am - 4.00 pm                  www.washhouse.org.au                                                                                           www.earlyed.com.au
                                                                                                                                           8.30 am - 4.40 pm
Disability Services/Special Needs and NDIS                                                             33

                            Growing Early                       PRIMARY BUSINESS                         Targeted Age Group:

                                                                Growing Early Minds is a community
                                                                                                         0-16 years
                                                                                                                                                   Junaya Family           PRIMARY BUSINESS                           REFERRALS
                            Minds                                                                                                                  Development
                                                                                                         Area Serviced:                                                    Junaya Family Development Services         Referral Number:
                                                                based, not-for-profit organisation                                                                         (JFDS) is a community based
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                                                                                                         Blacktown local government area and                                                                          (02) 9621 3922
                                                                that provides early intervention and                                                                       organisation offering Early Intervention
                                                                                                                                                   Services
                                                                                                         beyond
                                                                disability support to children between                                                                     Services and support for families with     Referral Criteria:
                                                                0-16 years.
                                                                Since 1994, Growing Early Minds have
                                                                                                         REFERRALS                                                         children between the ages of (0-18
                                                                                                                                                                           years old).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The family must reside in the Blacktown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Local Government Area and have a
                                                                been helping children to reach their     Referral Procedures:                                                                                         child and / or young person between
                                                                                                                                                                           JFDS also runs a specialised project
                                                                potential.                               We welcome all referrals.                                                                                    the ages of 0-18 years old, in their
                                                                                                                                                                           to support families, parents or carers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      care.
                                                                We’re a registered NDIS provider and     We do ask that referral forms be                                  with children (0-18 years old) who are
                                                                Early Childhood Early Intervention       completed and submitted to support@                               experiencing learning difficulties and /   Referral Procedures:
                                                                (ECEI) transition provider, and we’re    growingearlyminds.org.au or posted                                or challenging behaviours.                 Families may self-refer or other
                                                                here to help you and your family.        to our address before we begin your                               An additional service is the running of    agencies may refer a client to this
                                                                                                         initial consultation, so our therapists                                                                      service.
                       32                                       We provide assessment and therapy                                                     PO Box 8481          Family Groups for the broader Western                                            33
                                                                support in the following areas:          have background information to tailor                             Sydney area.
                                                                                                         your sessions to your child.                 Blacktown NSW 2148
                                                                • Speech-language pathology                                                                                Junaya’s courses provide empowering,
                               217-219 Blacktown Road                                                    Referral forms are available from our

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                                • Occupational therapy                                                                                     effective and potentially transforming
                               Blacktown NSW 2148                                                        website.                                     info@junaya.org.au   strategies, training and resources
                                                                • Dietetics
                                                                                                                                                                           in order to enable families to make
                                                                • Psychology                                                                                               positive and lasting change in their
                               support@growingearlyminds.org.au • Behaviour support                                                                   (02) 9621 3922
                                                                                                                                                                           lives.
                                                                                                                                                                           Targeted Age Group:
                               (02) 9622 8500                                                                                                         (02) 9831 7966       0-8 years
Blacktown City

                               Monday - Friday                                                                                                        Monday - Friday
                               8.30 am - 4.30 pm                        www.growingearlyminds.org.au                                                                              www.junaya.org.au
                                                                                                                                                      9 am - 5 pm
Disability Services/Special Needs and NDIS                                                             35

                            SDN                        PRIMARY BUSINESS                            REFERRALS                            JUNAYA FAMILY           PRIMARY BUSINESS                           REFERRALS
                                                       Originally known as the Sydney Day
                            Children’s
                                                                                                   Referral Procedures:
                                                                                                                                        DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                                                                                Junaya Family Development Services         Referral Number:
                                                       Nursery Association.                        Contact 1300 831 445
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                                                                                                                                                                (JFDS) is a community based                (02) 9621 3922
                                                       We work across a range of disciplines       or referral to appropriate service
                            Services
                                                                                                                                                                organisation offering Early Intervention

                                                                                                                                        SERVICES
                                                       to provide early childhood education        provision or location.                                       Services and support for families with     Referral Criteria:
                                                       and care for all children in our centres,                                                                children between the ages of (0-18         The family must reside in the Blacktown
                                                       disability services and family support.                                                                  years old).                                Local Government Area and have a
                                                       A registered NDIS provider.                                                                                                                         child and / or young person between
                                                                                                                                                                JFDS also runs a specialised project
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the ages of 0-18 years old, in their
                                                       Targeted Age Group:                                                                                      to support families, parents or carers
                                                                                                                                                                                                           care.
                                                       0-6 years                                                                                                with children (0-18 years old) who are
                                                                                                                                                                experiencing learning difficulties and /   Referral Procedures:
                                                       Area Serviced:                                                                                           or challenging behaviours.                 Families may self-refer or other
                                                       Across Sydney metropolitan area.                                                                                                                    agencies may refer a client to this
                                                                                                                                                                An additional service is the running of
                       34                                                                                                                  PO Box 8481          Family Groups for the broader Western      service.                              35
                                                                                                                                           Blacktown NSW 2148   Sydney area.
                               128 Hartington Street                                                                                                            Junaya’s courses provide empowering,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                               Rooty Hill NSW 2766                                                                                                              effective and potentially transforming
                                                                                                                                           info@junaya.org.au   strategies, training and resources
                                                                                                                                                                in order to enable families to make
                               sdn@sdn.org.au                                                                                              (02) 9621 3922       positive and lasting change in their
                                                                                                                                                                lives.
                               (02) 9836 7200 or                                                                                                                Targeted Age Group:
                               1300 831 445                                                                                                (02) 9831 7966       0-8 years
Blacktown City

                               Monday - Friday                                                                                             Monday - Friday
                               7.30 am - 6.00 pm              www.sdn.org.au                                                                                           www.junaya.org.au
                                                                                                                                           9 am - 5 pm
Disability Services/Special Needs and NDIS                                                                  37
                                                   PRIMARY BUSINESS                    REFERRALS                                                                                                   REFERRALS
                            Western                Western Sydney Speech Pathology     Referral Procedures:                  Your                         PRIMARY BUSINESS
                            Sydney Speech                                                                                                                 Your Speech Room provides evidence       Referral Procedures:

                                                                                                                             Speech
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                                                   is a team of 4 experienced and      Ring (02) 9622 1616 for an                                         based speech and language services       Ring 0404 216 644 for an
                                                   qualified Speech Pathologists who   appointment. Y

                            Pathology
                                                                                                                                                          in a vibrant and energetic environment   appointment.
                                                   are enthusiastic and committed to
                                                   improving communication skills in
                                                   children.
                                                                                       our Doctor or School may also refer
                                                                                       you to this service.                  Room                         to children and their parents.
                                                                                                                                                          They provide Speech Therapy in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Referrals may also be made through a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   doctor, school or preschool teacher.
                                                                                                                                                          Blacktown and are registered with
                                                   NDIS registered.                                                                                       NDIS, FaHCSIA, Better Start and
                                                   Targeted Age Group:                                                                                    Medicare.
                                                   1 - 18 years                                                                                           Targeted Age Group:
                                                   Area Serviced:                                                                                         2 - 15 years
                              Suite 27             Blacktown Local Government Area
                       36     15-17 Kildare Rd                                                                                                                                                                                            37
                              Blacktown NSW 2148
                                                                                                                               Level 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                              celine@wssp.com.au                                                                               114-116 Main St
                                                                                                                               Blacktown NSW 2148

                              (02) 9622 1616
                                                                                                                               yourspeechroom@gmail.com

                              (02) 9622 6054                                                                                   0404 216 644
Blacktown City

                              Monday - Friday                                                                                  Monday - Friday
                              9.00 am - 6.30 pm           www.wssp.com.au                                                                                        www.yourspeechroom.com.au
                                                                                                                               8.00 am - 6.30 pm
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                                       Educational Support

         t i o n a l S u p p o r t   Communities                       PRIMARY BUSINESS                         REFERRALS
   Educa
                                     for Children
                                                                       Mission Australia Communities for       Referral Procedure:
                                                                       Children (CfC) is an early intervention Ring direct. In some instrances referral
                                                                       and prevention program that aims to may come from a school principal.
                                     (CFC) Mount                       improve the development, health and
                                                                       wellbeing of children aged 12 and

                                     Druitt, Mission                   under by addressing local needs and
                                                                       encouraging community participation.

                                     Australia                         Several organisations work together to
                                                                       start local children on a positive path
                                                                       and build a stronger, safer community
                                                                       through services such as:
                                                                       • Literacy events and activities
                                                                       • Family fun days
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                                                                       • Mobile playgroups
                                                                       • Positive parenting programs

                                                                                                                                                           CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                        28 Ayers Grove
                                        Mount Druitt NSW 2770          • Home visits
                                                                       • Healthy lifestyle education
                                                                       • School-readiness support
                                        alip@missionaustralia.com.au
                                                                       Target Age Group:
                                                                       0 - 12 years
                                        (02) 8886 6300
CHILD FRIENDLY
 MOUNT DRUITT
 Working together
 for our community                      Monday - Friday                       sd.missionaustralia.com.au/43-communities-for-children-cfc-
                                        9 am - 5.00 pm                        mt-druitt
Educational Support                                                                                             41

                                Dolly Parton’s               PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                             United Way Australia is committed to
                                                                                                     REFERRALS                                 Learning for Life PRIMARY BUSINESS                                              REFERRALS
                                Imagination
                                                                                                       Referral Procedure:                                                         The Homework Club responds to               Referral Procedure:
                                                             helping children ReadLearnSucceed.        Phone or email for information on how
                                                                                                                                               Homework Club                       student academic needs such as              Referrals are made through the
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                                                             As part of this bigger objective they are to register your child.                                                     homework completion, and numeracy
                                Library
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               schools in the 2770 area code.
                                                             specifically focused on helping to bring
                                                             Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to                                             					                               and literacy support..
                                                                                                                                                                                   The club also aims to help students
                                (United Way                  the children in your community.
                                                             The Imagination Library programme                                                 The Smith Family                    from Years 4-8 in the Mount Druitt
                                                                                                                                                                                   Community stay engaged in their

                                Australia)                   improves early childhood literacy for
                                                             children by giving them a free, high-
                                                                                                                                                                                   learning by providing support and
                                                                                                                                                                                   motivation, as well as increasing their
                                                                                                                                                                                   interpersonal skills and their friendship
                                                             quality, age-appropriate book each
                                                             month from birth to age 5.                                                                                            networks.
                                                             Target Age Group:                                                                                                     Homework Club is free.
                           40                                0 - 5 years                                                                                                           Targeted Age Group:                                                          41
                                                                                                                                                                                   Grade years 4 - 8
                                                                                                                                                  Blacktown Library                Area Serviced:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                                                                                                                  Mount Druitt Hub                 Mount Druitt postcode area of 2770
                                                                                                                                                  Mount Druitt NSW 2770
                                   PO Box Q759
                                   Queen Victoria Building                                                                                        warunee.nuij@thesmithfamily.com.au
                                   SYDNEY NSW 1230
                                                                                                                                                  (02) 9672 7886
                                   read@unitedway.com.au
Blacktown City

                                                                                                                                                  0409 655 108
                                   (02) 9321 0300                                                                                                 Tuesday
                                                                    www.imaginationlibrary.com.au                                                                                            www.thesmithfamily.com.au
                                   (Jodie Mitchell)                                                                                               3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Educational Support                                                                                                   43
                                                               PRIMARY BUSINESS                                                                                                   PRIMARY BUSINESS                        REFERRALS
                                Mount Druitt                                                          Enablers (Leadership) :
                                                                                                      For adults interested in self-
                                                               Learning Ground is especially suitable development and assisting others.
                                                                                                                                              Mount Druitt                        Mount Druitt Library offers a wide
                                Learning Ground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Referral Procedure:
                                                               for those who may struggle with
                                                                                                                                              Library –                           range of material available for use.    Visit or contact the library for further
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                                                               early high school experiences, or      Targeted Age Group:                                                         Visitors may read books, daily          information on services available.

                                (Chain Reaction
                                                               experiencing emotional and social
                                                               connection issues.
                                                                                                      10 - 12 year

                                                                                                      REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                              Community Hub                       newspapers and magazines in the
                                                                                                                                                                                  library.

                                Foundation)                    All Learning Ground programs are
                                                               sponsored and meal provided.           Referral Procedure:
                                                                                                                                                                                  Registered members may also borrow
                                                                                                                                                                                  material from a range of collections.

                                                                                                                                                                                  SPECIFIC PROGRAMS
                                                               Times for Specific Services:           9953 3287
                                                               Behavioural Change Management          Referral Criteria:
                                                               Program during School Term.            Referrals through schools and support                                       •    Baby Rhyme Time:
                                                                                                      agencies.                                                                        Tuesdays and Thursday
                                   10-12 Macarthur Way         13-17 years :                                                                                                           10.30 am
                                                               Monday 10.00 am – 2.30 pm                                                         Mount Druitt Hub
                           42      Bidwill NSW 2770                                                   Parents may also self-refer.                                                •    Story Time:                                                               43
                                                                                                                                                 Ayers Grove
                                                               10-12 years :                                                                     Mount Druitt NSW 2770                 Mondays
                                   PO Box 1593                 Wednesday 10.00am – 2.30 pm                                                                                             10.30 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                   Neutral Bay NSW 2089                                                                                          library.website@blacktown.nsw.gov.•   Multicultural Story Time:
                                                               Adult Education :
                                                                                                                                                 au                                    Wednesdays
                                                               Tuesdays – 5 week program
                                   info@chainreaction.org.au                                                                                                                           10.30 am during school terms
                                                               Family Skills :
                                                                                                                                                 (02) 8886 2000                   •    Children’s Collections and
                                   (02) 9953 3287              For parents, grandparents and
                                                                                                                                                                                       Services
                                                               guardians handling issues for modern                                              Monday - Thursday
                                   0438 187 611                                                                                                                                   •    Holiday Programs and Events
                                                               parents                                                                           9.30 am – 7.45 pm
                                   (Rumbi Mabambe)
Blacktown City

                                   Monday - Friday                                                                                               Friday, 9.30 am – 6.00 pm
                                   9.30 am - 5.00 pm                                                                                             Saturday, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm                 www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au /Services/Libraries/Locations-
                                                                      www.chainreaction.org.au
                                   (Closed Thursdays)                                                                                            Sunday, 11.00 am – 5.00 pm                  and-hours /Our-Library-The-Mount-Druitt-Hub
Educational Support                                                                                  45

                                Ngroo                          PRIMARY BUSINESS                            Aboriginal students.
                                                                                                                                                   Paint Mount                PRIMARY BUSINESS                      REFERRALS
                                Education
                                                               Ngroo Education Incorporated utilises       Targeted Age Group:                                                Paint Mount Druitt REaD is an early   Referral Procedure:
                                                               the Walking Together program to             Under 5 years old
                                                                                                                                                   Druitt REaD                literacy program aimed at improving   Email, phone or check the Facebook
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                                                               reduce the 22% of children under                                                                               the literacy outcomes for children
                                                                                                           REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    page for information on this early
                                                               5 years who do not access early
                                                               childhood education in Australia.
                                                                                                           Referral Procedure:
                                                                                                                                                   -Rooby Roo and             aged 0 – 5 years.
                                                                                                                                                                              Targeted Age Group:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    reading program.

                                                               This statistic is shocking in a country
                                                               where ‘the fair go’ should be for all but
                                                               more shocking when a large number
                                                                                                           Clients may be referred by government
                                                                                                           services, through school or may self-
                                                                                                                                                   friends                    0 - 5 years
                                                                                                                                                                              Area Serviced:
                                                                                                           refer.                                                             Mount Druitt area
                                                               of children making up the 22% are the
                                                               children of our First Peoples.              Ring 9835 6056 for further details.
                                                               The main focus of our work is
                                                               concerned with the fact that if a child
                           44                                  does not access education then other                                                                                                                                                      45
                                                               educational concerns are irrelevant.
                                                               Respectful ACCESS is vital to the start
                                   C/- Tregear Public School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                               of a good journey.
                                   Wilkes Cres
                                   Tregear NSW 2770            We supplement NSW DEC curriculums
                                                               with the Walking Together program
                                                               to provide schools with the skills to                                                  64 Falmouth Road
                                   nrgrooeducation@gmail.com                                                                                          Quakers Hill NSW 2763
                                                               include respectful local Aboriginal
                                                               knowledge which then assists
                                   (02) 9835 6056              improvements in access attendance                                                      Helen@bacc.org.au
Blacktown City

                                   0422 019 124                and achievement outcomes for

                                   Monday - Friday                                                                                                                                      www.facebook.com/roobyroomtdruitt
                                                                       www.ngrooeducation.org.au                                                      (02) 9626 5312
                                   8 am - 5 pm                                                                                                                                          www.bacc.org.au
Educational Support                                                                                              47
                                                          PRIMARY BUSINESS                            REFERRALS                             Transition to                          PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                SDN Children’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Targeted Age Group:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             4 -5 years
                                                          Originally known as the Sydney Day                                                                                       Connect is one of Australia’s leading

                                Services                  Nursery Association.
                                                                                                      Referral Procedure:
                                                                                                      Contact 1300 831 445 for referral     School Program                         providers of transition to school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Area Serviced:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Blacktown Local Government Area
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                                                          We work across a range of disciplines                                                                                    programs for families in the Western

                                                                                                                                            (Western Sydney)
                                                                                                      to appropriate service provision or
                                                          to provide early childhood education
                                                          and care for all children in our centres,
                                                                                                      location.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Sydney area.
                                                                                                                                                                                   The program assists children and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             REFERRALS
                                                          disability services and family support.                                                                                  their families to have a positive start   Referral Procedure:
                                                                                                                                                                                   to school by offering supported           Ring or email Jo Everingham to
                                                           A registered NDIS provider.
                                                                                                                                                                                   playgroups which are facilitated by an    register.
                                                          Targeted Age Groups:                                                                                                     early childhood teacher and run in a
                                                          0 - 6 years                                                                                                              primary school during terms 3 and 4.
                                                          Area Serviced:                                                                                                           Children not accessing other prior-
                                                          Across Sydney metropolitan area                                                                                          to-school services have priority of
                           46                                                                                                                                                      attendance.                                                                 47
                                                                                                                                                                                   Children and their families have the
                                                                                                                                                                                   opportunity to experience the school
                                                                                                                                               Connect Child and Family Services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                   28 Hartington Street                                                                                                                            environment gradually before starting
                                   Rooty Hill NSW 2766                                                                                         48-50 Oaklands Rd
                                                                                                                                                                                   Kindergarten.
                                                                                                                                               Hazelbrook NSW 2779
                                                                                                                                                                                   They are also introduced to community
                                   sdn@sdn.org.au                                                                                              Jo.everingham@connectcfs.org.au     agencies that may provide them with
                                                                                                                                                                                   information or services to help their
                                                                                                                                                                                   child with any issues that might act as
                                   (02) 9836 7200 or                                                                                           02) 4758 9966
                                                                                                                                                                                   a barrier to successful transition.
                                   1300 831 445
Blacktown City

                                                                                                                                               0490 049 950

                                   Monday - Friday                                                                                             Monday - Friday                             www.transitiontoschool.net
                                   7.30 am - 6.00 pm              www.sdn.org.au                                                               9 am - 5 pm                                 www.connectcfs.org.au
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                                Uniting                     PRIMARY BUSINESS                         REFERRALS
                                                            Education for parents and children in
                                Burnside HIPPY
                                                                                                     Referral Number:
                                                            the year prior to starting school.       (02) 9628 0897

                                                            SECONDARY BUSINESS
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                                Bidwill                     Community connection.
                                                                                                     Referral Criteria:
                                                                                                     Parents need to have a child who is
                                                                                                     eligible for school in the following year.
                                                            Targeted Age Group:
                                                            4 year old and their parents / careers   Enrolments are open till end of July of
                                                                                                     each year
                                                            Area Serviced:
                                                                                                     Referral Procedure:
                                                            •   Mount Druitt,                        Ring Joanne Colquhoun to learn more
                                                            •   Rooty Hill,                          about the service provided.

                                                            •   Oakhurst,
                           48                                                                                                                                           49
                                                            •   Hassal Grove,
                                                            •   Plumpton

                                                                                                                                                                         CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                   9 Capparis Circuit
                                   Bidwill NSW 2770

                                   jcolquhoun@uniting.org

                                   (02) 9628 0897
Blacktown City

                                   0457 716 209

                                   Monday - Friday
                                   9.00 am - 4.30 pm
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                                           Health Services - General

              v i c e s - G e n e r a l   Antenatal                          PRIMARY BUSINESS                         REFERRALS
   Health Ser                             Shared Care
                                                                             This surgery was established in 1965,
                                                                             and has been serving the people of
                                                                                                                      Referral Procedures:
                                                                                                                      Ring 9625 8888 to make an
                                                                             this area continuously from this time.   appointment

                                          Mount Druitt
                                                                             We see our role as helping you to be
                                                                             as healthy as you can be.

                                          Medical Centre
                                                                             To do this, we have a highly
                                                                             committed practice team made
                                                                             up of different health professionals,
                                                                             working closely together.
                                                                             This allows us to better provide
                                                                             holistic healthcare, assisting you in
                                                                             staying well.
                                                                             Bulk billing is available.
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                                                                                                                                                   CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                  253 Beames Ave
                                                  Mount Druitt NSW 2770

                                                  (02) 9625 8888
CHILD FRIENDLY
 MOUNT DRUITT                                     Monday - Friday
 Working together                                 8 am - 6 pm                       www.mtdruittmedicalcentre.com.au
 for our community
                                                  (Closed public holidays)
                                          Health services - General
Health Services - General                                                                                  53

                           Go4Fun                                PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                 Go4Fun is a free, healthy lifestyle
                                                                                                            Target Age Group:
                                                                                                            Children 7-13 years old and their        Mount Druitt                   PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                                    Services include speech pathology,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Referral Numbers:

                           Sydney                                program for families in the
                                                                 community to learn tips for a
                                                                                                            families
                                                                                                            REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                                     Community                      occupational therapy, baby
                                                                                                                                                                                    clinics, immunisation, vision and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1800 600 681
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fax: (02) 9811 7789
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                                                                 healthier life. This includes nutrition
                                                                 education and fun games and
                                                                                                            Referral Procedures:
                                                                                                            Children must be between 7 and 13
                                                                                                                                                     Health Centre                  hearing assessments, Kids’ Gym
                                                                                                                                                                                    and multicultural health services
                                                                                                                                                                                    for children and families as well as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (available 24 hours)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Referral Procedure:
                                                                 activities for children.                                                                                                                                   Call the numbers lists for further
                                                                                                            years old and above a healthy weight                                    podiatry and nursing health services.
                                                                 There are 10 sessions delivered once       range.                                                                                                          specific criteria
                                                                 a week for 2 hours. Highlights include:                                                                            Target Age Group:
                                                                                                            Must have parental or guardian
                                                                                                                                                                                    Depends on the service required
                                                                 •   Interactive discussions to support     supervision Suitable for children in a
                                                                                                            mainstream school.                                                      Area Serviced:
                                                                     families to make healthier lifestyle
                                                                                                                                                                                    Blacktown Local Government Area
                                                                     choices                                An online alternative to the program
                                                                                                            is available for all children.
                                                                 •   Practical demonstrations, games
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                                                                     and tips on healthy foods, label
                                                                     reading and portion sizes-             To be registered in the program,
                                                                     including a supermarket tour           referees or potential participants can

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                                                                            contact the company directly:               Cnr Buran and Kelly Close
                                                                 •   sessions are run by qualified                                                      Mount Druitt NSW 2770
                                                                                                            • www.go4fun.com.au
                                                                     health professionals
                                                                                                                 anytime,
                                                                 •   children make new friends and          • free call 1800 780 900 or                 (02) 9881 1200
                                                                     build confidence
                                                                                                            • SMS for a call back on
                             1800 780 900                        •   support on goal setting to                  0409 745 645
                             SMS 0409 745 645                                                                                                           (02) 9881 1203
Blacktown City

                                                                     achieve change
                             Programs run during the school
                             week after school, or on weekends                                                                                          Monday - Friday                    www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au
                                                                         www.go4fun.com.au
                             for 2 hours.                                                                                                               8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Health Services - General                                                                          55
                                                                                                                                                                         PRIMARY BUSINESS
                           Mount Druitt                              PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                     PUBLIC HOSPITAL
                                                                                                    REFERRALS
                                                                                                    Referral Numbers:
                                                                                                                                           Mount Druitt                  This surgery was established in 1965,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Referral Procedures:

                           Hospital                                                                 Main reception: 9881 1555
                                                                                                                                           Medical Centre                and has been serving the people of
                                                                                                                                                                         this area continuously from this time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ring 9625 8888 to make an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  appointment
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                                                                                                    Emergency Dept.: 9881 1711
                                                                                                                                                                         We see our role as helping you to be
                                                                                                    Patient enquiries: 9881 1555
                                                                                                                                                                         as healthy as you can be.
                                                                                                                                                                         To do this, we have a highly
                                                                                                                                                                         committed practice team made
                                                                                                                                                                         up of different health professionals,
                                                                                                                                                                         working closely together.
                                                                                                                                                                         This allows us to better provide
                                                                                                                                                                         holistic healthcare, assisting you in
                                                                                                                                                                         staying well.
                                                                                                                                                                         Bulk billing is available.                                           55
                     54

                              75 Railway Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                              Mount Druitt NSW 2770

                                                                                                                                              253 Beames Ave
                              (02) 9625 1555                                                                                                  Mount Druitt NSW 2770

                              (02) 9881 1538                                                                                                  (02) 9625 8888
Blacktown City

                              Hours of Operation                                                                                              Monday - Friday
                              Open 24 hours.
                                                                            www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Blacktown-Mount-Druitt-Hospital/
                                                                                                                                              8 am - 6 pm                       www.mtdruittmedicalcentre.com.au
                              Ring to enquire about visiting hours          Blacktown-Mount-Druitt-Hospital                                   (Closed public holidays)
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                           Western Sydney                          PRIMARY BUSINESS
                                                                   Western Sydney Local Health District
                                                                                                          REFERRALS
                                                                                                          Referral Numbers:

                           Local Health                            (WSLHD) is responsible for providing   1800 600 681
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                                                                   primary and secondary health care      Referral Procedure:

                           District                                for people living in the Auburn,
                                                                   Blacktown, The Hills Shire, Holroyd
                                                                                                          • Speech/Occupational Therapy
                                                                                                              0-8 yrs
                           (WSLHD)                                 and Parramatta Local Government
                                                                   Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to
                                                                   residents of the Greater Western
                                                                                                          • Hearing Problems
                                                                                                              3-12 yrs
                                                                   Region.                                • Development checks
                                                                                                              0-5yrs

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                                                                                                                                                                       CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                             See the Blacktown Mount Druitt
                             Hospital, Blacktown Community
                             Health Centre of Mount Druitt
Blacktown City

                             Community Health Centre

                             1800 600 681                                  www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au
                             (Central Intake for Western Sydney)
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                                                                 (including occupational therapy, speech pathology, vision and hearing)

  Allied Healtalhtherapy-speech pathology-vision and hearing   Growing Early                          PRIMARY BUSINESS                         Targeted Age Group:
                                                                                                                                               0 - 16 years olds

  incl     uding occupation                                    Minds                                  Growing Early Minds is a community
                                                                                                      based, not-for-profit organisation
                                                                                                      that provides early intervention and
                                                                                                                                               Area Serviced:
                                                                                                                                               Blacktown LGA and beyond

                                                                                                                                               REFERRALS
                                                                                                      disability support to children between
                                                                                                      0-16 years. Since 1994, Growing Early
                                                                                                      Minds have been helping children to      Referral Procedure:
                                                                                                      reach their potential.                   We welcome all referrals.
                                                                                                      We’re a registered NDIS provider and     We do ask that referral forms
                                                                                                      Early Childhood Early Intervention       be completed and submitted to
                                                                                                      (ECEI) transition provider, and we’re    support@growingearlyminds.org.
                                                                                                      here to help you and your family.        au or posted to our address before
                                                                                                      We provide assessment and therapy        we begin your initial consultation,
                                                                                                      support in the following areas:          so our therapists have background      59
                                                                                                                                               information to tailor your sessions to
                                                                                                      • Speech-language pathology              your child.
                                                                   217-219 Blacktown Road

                                                                                                                                                                                       CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                                                                      • Occupational therapy                   Referral forms are available from our
                                                                   Blacktown NSW 2148
                                                                                                      • Dietetics                              website.

                                                                   support@growingearlyminds.org.au   • Psychology
                                                                                                      • Behaviour support

                                                                   (02) 9622 8500
CHILD FRIENDLY
 MOUNT DRUITT
 Working together                                                  Monday - Friday
 for our community
                                                                   8.30 am - 4.30 pm                          growingearlyminds.org.au
                                                                                                             Allied Health
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                                                                                                                                            (including occupational therapy, speech pathology, vision and hearing)

                            Hearing Clinic                 PRIMARY BUSINESS                        REFERRALS                               KidsXpress                        PRIMARY BUSINESS                         REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                           Group Therapy
                                                           Hearing tests are available at the      Referral Number:                                                          KidsXpress provides art, drama, music    Referral Number:

                            Mount Druitt                   Mount Druitt Community Health           1800 600 681                                                              and play therapies to encourage          David Anthony
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                                                           Centre.
                                                                                                                                           Program
                                                                                                   Fax: (02) 9811 7789                                                       children in developing their thoughts    (02) 9380 9220

                            Community Health               Ring or visit to make an appointment.   (available 24 hours).                                                     and feelings.
                                                                                                                                                                             The emphasis is on the process of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Referral Criteria:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Children may be referred by a suitable

                            Centre)
                                                           Targeted Age Group:                     Referral Criteria:
                                                           3 - 12 years olds                       For Hearing screening – children must
                                                                                                   be aged between 3 and 12 years.
                                                                                                                                           Blackett                          creating in allowing children to learn
                                                                                                                                                                             emotional resilience and coping
                                                                                                                                                                             strategies rather than the end product
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      professional, such as a psychologist,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      counsellor, educator or social worker.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Referral Procedure:
                                                                                                                                                                             of the art.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ring or email David Anthony for further
                                                                                                                                                                             Area Serviced:                           information
                                                                                                                                                                             Blacktown LGA

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                                                                                                                                             Blackett Public School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                               Cnr Buran and Kelly Close                                                                                     Boldrewood Rd
                               Mount Druitt NSW 2770                                                                                         Blackett NSW 2770

                               (02) 9881 1200                                                                                                sydney.west@kidsxpress.org.au

                               (02) 9881 1203                                                                                                (02) 9380 9220
 Blacktown City

                                                                                                                                             0458 024 763

                               Monday - Friday                    www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Community-Health-Hospital/                     Tuesday only
                               8.30 am - 5.00 pm                  Mount-Druitt-Community-Health-Centre                                       1.30 am - 3.00 pm                           www.kidsxpress.org.au
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                                                                                                                                                (including occupational therapy, speech pathology, vision and hearing)

                            KidsXpress                        PRIMARY BUSINESS                       REFERRALS                                 KidsXpress                          PRIMARY BUSINESS                       REFERRALS
                            Group Therapy                     KidsXpress provides art, drama, music Referral Number:
                                                              and play therapies to encourage        David Anthony                             Group Therapy                       KidsXpress provides art, drama, music Referral Number:
                                                                                                                                                                                   and play therapies to encourage        David Anthony
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                            Program                                                                                                            Program
                                                              children in developing their thoughts  (02) 9380 9220                                                                children in developing their thoughts (02) 9380 9220
                                                              and feelings.                                                                                                        and feelings.
                                                                                                     Referral Criteria:                                                                                                   Referral Criteria:
                                                              The emphasis is on the process of      Children may be referred by a suitable                                        The emphasis is on the process of      Children may be referred by a suitable
                                                              creating in allowing children to learn professional, such as a psychologist,                                         creating in allowing children to learn professional, such as a psychologist,

                            Hassall GROVE                     emotional resilience and coping
                                                              strategies rather than the end product
                                                              of the art.
                                                                                                     counsellor, educator or social worker.
                                                                                                     Referral Procedure:                       WILMOtT                             emotional resilience and coping
                                                                                                                                                                                   strategies rather than the end product
                                                                                                                                                                                   of the art.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          counsellor, educator or social worker.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Referral Procedure:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ring or email David Anthony for further
                                                                                                     Ring or email David Anthony for further
                                                              Area Serviced:                         information                                                                   Area Serviced:                         information
                                                              Blacktown LGA                                                                                                        Blacktown LGA

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                              Hassall Grove Public School                                                                                          Willmot Public School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                              Buckwell Drive                                                                                                       Discovery Ave
                              Hassall Grove NSW 2761                                                                                               Willmot NSW 2770

                              sydney.west@kidsxpress.org.au                                                                                        sydney.west@kidsxpress.org.au

                              (02) 9380 9220                                                                                                       (02) 9380 9220
 Blacktown City

                              0458 024 763                                                                                                         0458 024 763

                              Tuesday only                                                                                                         Monday only
                                                                     www.kidsxpress.org.au                                                                                                www.kidsxpress.org.au
                              11.30 am - 1.00 pm                                                                                                   1.30 am - 3.00 pm
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                                                                                                                                 (including occupational therapy, speech pathology, vision and hearing)

                            Occupational                   PRIMARY BUSINESS                             REFERRALS
                                                                                                                               Speech                          PRIMARY BUSINESS REFERRALS
                            Therapy                                                                                            Pathology
                                                           Occupational therapy (OT) treatment          Referral Number:                                       Speech pathology therapy assists   Referral Number:
                                                           focuses on helping children with a           Ph: 1800 600 681
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                                                                                                                                                               children who have difficulty in    Ph: 1800 600 681
                                                           physical, sensory, or cognitive disability                                                          communication, literacy and/or
                                                                                                        Fax: (02) 9811 7789                                                                       Fax: (02) 9811 7789
                                                           be as independent as possible in all                                                                swallowing.
                                                                                                        (available 24 hours)                                                                      (available 24 hours)
                                                           areas of their lives.

                            (Mount Druitt                  OT can help children with various                                   (Mount Druitt                   Targeted Age Group:
                                                                                                                                                               0 - 8 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Referral Criteria:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Only children who live in the Blacktown

                            Community                                                                                          Community
                                                           needs improve their cognitive, physical,
                                                           sensory, and motor skills and enhance                                                               Times for Specific Services:       LGA and are aged 8 yrs and under are
                                                           their self-esteem and sense of                                                                      Phone the intake number for an     eligible for speech pathology

                            Health Centre)                 accomplishment.
                                                           Target Age Group:
                                                                                                                               Health Centre)                  appointment
                                                                                                                                                               Area Serviced:
                                                           0 - 8 Years                                                                                         Blacktown LGA
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                               Cnr Buran and Kelly Close                                                                           Cnr Buran and Kelly Close
                               Mount Druitt NSW 2770                                                                               Mount Druitt NSW 2770

                               (02) 9881 1200                                                                                      (02) 9881 1200
                               1800 600 681                                                                                        1800 600 681
                               (02) 9881 1203                                                                                      (02) 9881 1203
 Blacktown City

                               (available 24 hours)                                                                                (available 24 hours)
                               Monday - Friday                     www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au                                     Monday - Friday                   www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Community-Health-Hospital/
                               8.30 am - 5.00 pm                                                                                   8.30 am - 5.00 pm                 Mount-Druitt-Community-Health-Centre
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                                                                                                                                                    (including occupational therapy, speech pathology, vision and hearing)

                            State-wide                          PRIMARY BUSINESS                            REFERRALS                               Western Sydney               PRIMARY BUSINESS                    REFERRALS
                            Eyesight                                                                                                                Speech
                                                                The StEPS program is an initiative of       Referral Number:                                                     Western Sydney Speech Pathology     Referral Number:
                                                                NSW Health and offers all 4 years old       (02) 8759 4150                                                       is a team of 4 experienced and      Ring (02) 9622 1616 for an
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                                                                children free vision screening.
                            Preschooler                                                                                                             Pathology
                                                                                                            (02) 9881 7789                                                       qualified Speech Pathologists who   appointment.
                                                                NSW Health advises all children to          (fax available 24 hours)                                             are enthusiastic and committed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Your Doctor or School may also refer
                                                                                                                                                                                 improving communication skills in
                            Screening                           have their vision screened before they
                                                                start school and strongly recommends
                                                                that all 4 yr old children participate in
                                                                                                            Referral Criteria:
                                                                                                            Services for children, young people
                                                                                                            and families and for people with
                                                                                                                                                                                 children.
                                                                                                                                                                                 NDIS registered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     you to this service.

                            (S t EPS) Program                   the vision screening program.
                                                                Your Local Health District targets
                                                                                                            chronic and complex health conditions                                Targeted Age Group:
                                                                                                                                                                                 1 - 18 years
                            (NSW Dept Health)                   preschools and child care centres.
                                                                To have your child’s vision screened,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Area Serviced:
                                                                                                                                                                                 Blacktown LGA
                                                                you will need to complete a consent                                                     Suite 27                                                                                            67
                       66      Auburn Community Health Centre
                                                                form and return it to your child’s                                                      15-17 Kildare Rd
                               Norval Street
                                                                preschool /childcare centre.                                                            Blacktown NSW 2148
                               Auburn NSW 2144

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                                This is a free service.
                               katherine.hallam@health.nsw.                                                                                             celine@wssp.com.au
                               gov.au                           Target Age Group:
                                                                4 - 5 Years
                               (02) 8759 4150                   Area Serviced:                                                                          (02) 9622 1616
                                                                Western Sydney including Blacktown
                                                                and Mount Druitt
                               (02) 8759 4154                                                                                                           (02) 9622 6054
 Blacktown City

                               (available 24 hours)                                                                                                     (available 24 hours)
                               Monday - Friday                          www.health.nsw.gov.au/kidsfamilies/MCFhealth/Pages                              Monday - Friday
                               8.30 am - 5.00 pm                                                                                                                                        www.wssp.com.au
                                                                        /StEPS.aspx                                                                     9.00 am - 4.30 pm
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                                                                                                                                          (including occupational therapy, speech pathology, vision and hearing)

                            Your                          PRIMARY BUSINESS                         REFERRALS
                            Speech                        Your Speech Room provides evidence
                                                          based speech and language services
                                                                                                   Referral Number:
                                                                                                   Ring 0404 216 644 for an
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                            Room
                                                          in a vibrant and energetic environment   appointment.
                                                          to children and their parents.
                                                                                                   Referrals may also be made through a
                                                          They provide Speech Therapy in           doctor, school or preschool teacher.
                                                          Blacktown and are registered with
                                                          NDIS, FaHCSIA, Better Start and
                                                          Medicare.
                                                          Targeted Age Group:
                                                          2 - 15 years
                                                          Area Serviced:
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                               Level 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                               114-116 Main St
                               Blacktown NSW 2148

                               yourspeechroom@gmail.com

                               0404 216 644
 Blacktown City

                               Monday - Friday
                                                                  www.yourspeechroom.com.au
                               8.00 am - 6.30 pm
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                         Dental Health

   Dental Health     Public Dental                       PRIMARY BUSINESS                          REFERRALS
                     Services                            The Westmead Centre for Oral Health
                                                         (formerly known as the Westmead
                                                                                                   Referral Number:
                                                                                                   Call Centre

                     (NSW Dept
                                                         Hospital Dental Clinical School) is the   (02) 8890 6766
                                                         provider of general dental services to
                                                                                                   Referral Criteria:
                                                         the eligible population of the Western
                     Health)                             Sydney Local Health District
                                                         Area Serviced:
                                                                                                   Patient must reside in the Local Health
                                                                                                   District. All children and young people
                                                                                                   less than 18 years of age are eligible.
                                                         Western Sydney Local Health District
                                                                                                   Adults (18 or older) must hold one
                             Darcy Road                                                            of the following valid Australian
                             Westmead NSW                                                          Government concession card: Health
                                                                                                   Care Card, Pensioner Concession
                             PO Box 533                                                            Card or Commonwealth Seniors
                             Wentworthville NSW 2145                                               Health Card.                              71

                                                                                                                                              CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                             WSLHD-westmeadOralHealth@
                             health.nsw.gov.au

                             (02) 8890 6766

                             (02) 9893 8671
CHILD FRIENDLY               (available 24 hours)
 MOUNT DRUITT
 Working together            Monday - Friday
 for our community
                             7.30 am - 4.30 pm
                                                                 www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Oral-Health
                     Dental Health
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                                         Mental Health Services

          H e a l t h S e r v i c e s   Act for Kids                     PRIMARY BUSINESS                         REFERRALS
   Mental                               Western Sydney                   Act for Kids is an Australian not-for-
                                                                         profit organisation providing free
                                                                                                                  Referral Number:
                                                                                                                  (02) 9622 7636

                                        Integrated
                                                                         professional therapy and support         Referral Criteria:
                                                                         services to prevent and treat child      Must fit age criteria.
                                                                         abuse and neglect.
                                        Therapy Service                  Our Integrated Therapy Service is
                                                                         designed for children and young
                                                                                                                  Service is voluntary and centre-based
                                                                                                                  so parents/carers must consent, and
                                                                                                                  be willing to bring the child/young
                                                                         people aged 0-17 years, and their        person to the office for therapy.
                                                                         carers/family, to help them overcome     Referral Procedure:
                                           125 Main St                   their experiences and challenges.        We take referrals from anyone,
                                           Blacktown NSW 2148                                                     but prefer that the referrer call the
                                                                         Times for Specific Services:
                                                                                                                  office to discuss client eligibility
                                           PO Box 204                    Monday – Wednesday
                                                                                                                  before submitting a referral form to  73
                                           Blacktown NSW 2148            9 am – 4 pm
                                                                                                                  blacktown@actforkids.com.au
                                                                         (We do NOT offer a drop-in service)

                                                                                                                                                         CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                                                                         Area Serviced:
                                           blacktown@actforkids.com.au   Western Sydney
                                                                         Targeted Age Group:
                                           (02) 9622 7636                0 - 17 years

                                           (02) 9676 2663
CHILD FRIENDLY                             (available 24 hours)
 MOUNT DRUITT
 Working together                          Monday - Friday
 for our community                                                              www.actforkids.com.au
                                           9 am - 4 pm
Mental Health Services                                                                                        75
                                                              PRIMARY BUSINESS                          REFERRALS
                            Family Mental                                                            Referral Number:
                                                                                                                                           Family Referral                PRIMARY BUSINESS                           •   Counselling and mediation

                            Health Support                                                                                                 Service
                                                              Yellow Door is an early intervention                                                                        Family Referral Services (FRS) are         •   Parenting struggles and support
                                                              and prevention program specialising in (02) 8886 6304                                                       intended to assist children, young             services (including parenting
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                                                              children’s mental health.
                            Service
                                                                                                     Referral Procedure:                                                  people, and families who do not                programs)
                                                              The service provides assistance and    please call the referral number for                                  meet the statutory threshold for child     •   Mental Health support services
                                                                                                     assistance.

                            Blacktown                         referrals for children (0 to 18 years)                                                                      protection intervention, but would
                                                                                                     Other agencies and schools may                                       benefit from accessing specific            •   Culturally appropriate support
                                                              and their families in the Blacktown
                                                                                                     refer to this service.                                               services to address current problems           services
                                                              local government area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     REFERRALS
                                                                                                                                                                          and prevent escalation.

                            (Yellow                           The targeted community care program
                                                              supports children experiencing or at                                                                        FRS are intended to link vulnerable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Referral Number:

                            Door) Mission                     risk of psychological health issues, as                                                                     children, young people in need of
                                                                                                                                                                          assistance, and their families, with the   1300 403 373
                                                              well as their families.
                                                                                                                                              Suite 202/203               most appropriate available support         Referral Procedure:
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                            Australia                         Yellow Door works within local schools
                                                              and the community to encourage the
                                                              healthy and positive development of
                                                                                                                                              Westfield Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                              Mount Druitt NSW 2770
                                                                                                                                                                          services in their local areas.
                                                                                                                                                                          FRS can assist you in accessing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Contact FRS through the website,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     email or phone.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTORY 2018
                               Building B, 28 Ayers Grove     each child.                                                                                                 relevant support services depending
                                                                                                                                              frsws@ransw.org.au          on the situation such as:
                               Mount Druitt NSW 2770          Targeted Age Group:
                                                              0 - 18 years                                                                                                •   Domestic violence support services
                               alip@missionaustralia.com.au   Area Serviced:                                                                  1300 403 373                •   Housing or accommodation
                                                              Blacktown LGA                                                                                                   services
                                                                                                                                              (02) 9625 2580              •   Financial assistance
                               (02) 8886 6304
 Blacktown City

                                                                                                                                              (available 24 hours)

                               Monday - Friday                       sd.missionaustralia.com.au/516-family-mental-health-support-             Monday - Friday
                               9.00 am - 4.30 pm                                                                                                                                 www.familyreferralservice.com.au
                                                                     service-blacktown-yellow-door                                            8.30 am - 5.30 pm
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