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Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Youth and Family Support Services

Youth and Family Support Services provides support and case management for families who live work or study in greater dandenong. Youth and Family support services focuses on parenting intervention and is open to all families, including men's specific parenting support. Youth and Family support services also offers counselling to young people and their families as well as a range of group programs focusing on connecting with your child.

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After Hours Parenting Help and Advice

Maternal and Child Health Line
Phone 13 22 29
Qualified Maternal and Child Health nurses provide information, support and advice to Victorian families with children from birth to school age (5 years old) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Nurse on Call
Phone 1300 60 60 24
This telephone service provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Poisons Information Centre
Phone 13 11 26
24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week advice on poisoning, bites and stings.

Parent Line
Phone 13 22 89
This parenting telephone counselling service is available to parents and carers of children aged from birth to 18 years throughout Victoria. (The service does not provide legal or medical information). 8am-midnight, 7 days a week.

Breast Feeding Help Line
Phone 1800 686 268
The Breastfeeding Helpline is available seven days a week. It is staffed by trained, volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system in their own homes.

Beyondblue
Phone 1300 224 636
Information and support about depression.

W.A.Y.S.S.
Phone 9791 6111
Assists individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to improve their life circumstances by providing access to stable, affordable and safe accommodation.

Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Phone 9322 3555/1800 015 188
24 hour phone line service for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them.

Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service (IWDVS)
Phone 8413 6800
IWDVS gives voice and provides culturally sensitive services, statewide, to meet the needs of women and children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds (CALD) backgrounds affected by domestic violence. The service operates Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.