Children & Family Support Services

Samaritans offer a wide range of family support services in Newcastle & surrounding areas.

Our Children and Family services extend support to families who may have children with additional needs, parents who need support in their home and we also host two Early Learning Centres in Newcastle and Woodberry.

Our services are designed to support every member of a family – ask about how our holistic approach could help you and your family.

Phone 1300 656 336 (Option 1)

Therapy and Behaviour Support

Samaritans offers Therapy and Behaviour Support in Newcastle, the Hunter and Mid North Coast and Central Coast regions. We have a team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, and behaviour support specialists ready to work with you. Do you have…

Phone 02 6562 3705 or 0428 560 936 (Coordinator mobile)


Samaritans provides the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) in Kempsey. HIPPY is a free two-year program that supports parents and carers to help children make a successful transition to school and beyond. HIPPY is designed to fit…

Phone Taree 02 4960 7255 or Cessnock 02 4960 7256

Samaritans Care Navigation

Samaritans provides health and wellbeing support for people in Cessnock and Taree. Samaritans Care Navigation Service is a pilot program to help people achieve their health and wellbeing goals through one-on-one support. Care Navigators work with local GP’s to support people…

Phone 1300 656 336

Samaritans Early Learning Centres

Samaritans operates not-for-profit Early Learning Centres in Newcastle and Woodberry with a specific focus on quality and excellence in early childhood education and care. Samaritans is a charitable organisation invested in supporting the local community. The mission, vision and values…

Phone 4922 1500

ARAFMI Hunter Samaritans

Samaritans supports the carers of people with mental illness in Newcastle and the Hunter. ARAFMI Hunter Mental Health Carers offer support and counselling for the families and friends of people with mental illness. Mental illness can have a ripple effect…

Phone 1300 656 336

Early Childhood Early Intervention

Samaritans Early Childhood Early Intervention is a program offering NDIS support to children aged between 0-6 years in Newcastle & the Mid North Coast. Samaritans Early Childhood Early Intervention is: An NDIS Transition Provider, which can provide short term support…

Phone 0418 424 669

The Circle

Coloured pencils in a circle

The Circle Program is funded through the Australian’s Government’s Communities for Children initiative. The Program works collaboratively with Primary Schools in the Wyong Shire on the Central Coast of NSW. We provide a range of evidence-based programs for children and young people…

Phone 1300 656 336

Early Intervention

A program to support children with autism, developmental delay and disability, by working with and supporting their families, educators and community members.

Phone 4942 1621

Creative Times

Assisting children and their families going through challenging times. Creative Times works with families and schools to build resilience.

Phone Newcastle: 4014 9300 or Lake Macquarie: 4950 7230

Brighter Futures

An early intervention program for families with children aged between 0 and 8 years. Brighter Futures provides support and services to promote healthy child development, and strengthen resilience in families.

Phone Heather Robinson - 0429 914 553 Sue Walker - 0429 066 315

Kinship Care and Relative Carers

Support groups for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, and relative carers. Offering community forums, and information on how they can access support.

Phone (02) 4014 9306

Foster Care

This foster care service supports foster carers who provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people who are not able to live with their family.

Phone 43848436

Central Coast Early Intervention & Activities

Samaritans provides early intervention & activities on the Central Coast. The Samaritans EIA team operates within the Central Coast Region across the Wyong Local Government Areas ranging from Mannering Park in the North to Bateau Bay in the South. Early…