Menu

Shire extends support services through partnership with Armadale Family Support Network

Local families experiencing social and domestic hardship will have easier access to support services through a new partnership between...

30 November 2017
Shire President Cr Michelle Rich accepts a plaque from AFSNs Debra Coker surrounded by members of AFSNs support agencies.

Local families experiencing social and domestic hardship will have easier access to support services through a new partnership between the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and the Armadale Family Support Network (AFSN).

Funded by the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, the AFSN is made up of 30 individual agencies who provide integrated services to vulnerable children, young people and families. Support is offered to those impacted by mental health issues, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, family conflict, financial crises and parenting difficulties.

As an associate partner of the AFSN, families within the Shire will now have greater access to support services in the local area.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the AFSN offered a single point through which residents could access a range of support services.

“Families and individuals can experience hardship for any number of reasons and it’s important that support is available if and when required,” Cr Rich said.

“Ensuring that all members of the community know where to access help is vital. The partnership between the Shire and the Armadale Family Support Network reflects our focus on supporting each segment of the community and provides a single point for residents to access a range of key services.

“The Shire’s Community Development Officers are working with AFSN’s partner agencies to bring these free services to Council facilities in our Shire, which will mean residents won’t need to travel far for support.”

The key role of the AFSN and other family support networks across the state is ensuring the safety and care of children before more intensive intervention is required. For more information on agencies and services provided through the AFSN, visit http://parkerville.org.au/services/family-services/armadale-family-support-network/.

For more information from the Shire’s Community Development team call 9526 1111 or visit our Armadale Family Support Network webpage.

  • Armadale Family Support Network meets at SJ Shire

    Shire President Cr Michelle Rich accepts a plaque from AFSN’s Debra Coker surrounded by members of AFSN’s support agencies.

L-R: Jen Moerua (RUAH), Lauren Preece (WANSLEA), Evelyn Mufunda (Richmond Well Being), Kerry Featon (RUAH), Cr Michelle Rich (Shire President), Debra Coker (Alliance Manager, AFSN), Kris Wohlan (CPFS), Keita Vam De Weteringla (AFSN), Courtney Jashari (Headspace), Tim Fenner (RUAH)