Family Connect and Support
Helping children, young people and families in NSW:
- Family and Parenting Support
- Financial Stress
- Substance Use
- Youth Support Groups
- Mental health Services
- Domestic and family violence (DFV)
- Education and Employment
- Planning to Priority Populations
Through an initial consultation, we get to know you and your individual circumstances.
Understanding your needs and building on your strengths, we identify the support your family needs to make positive change in your lives.
We’ll give you information and advice and help you connect to the services in your area, so you don’t have to retell your story.
We stay connected with you until you’re matched with the right services or support.
Family Connect and Support (FCS), assists children and young people who do not meet the statutory threshold for child protection intervention but would benefit from accessing support to address current problems and prevent future escalations. The new Family Connect and Support streamlines access for families, referrers, and service providers, providing consistency across the state, while maintaining local-level flexibility.
When you phone or come into a Family Connect and Support office, you will speak to a responsive, professionally trained FCS Worker who will connect you with the right service and support you with issues affecting your family. They will take time to listen and assist you in identifying your needs. Family Connect and Support welcomes families from all cultures and backgrounds, lands, and communities.
What will it cost?
The service is free. FCS is funded by the NSW Government, as apart of Keep Them Safe action plan to improve the safety and well-being of children in NSW. Pathfinders FCS operates Monday to Friday during business hours.
Servicing the Mid North Coast with offices located in Kempsey, Coffs Harbour and Taree.
All office locations offer outreach supports to surrounding families and community.
News and Events
Macleay – YOUTH LANEWAY FESTIVAL!
Pathfinders Family Connect and Support team took part in this year’s Kempsey Shire Council’s Youth Laneway Festival. The event was held to celebrate and recognise the contribution that our youth …
Active Fest 2023
Pathfinders Family Connect and Support team took part in this year’s Active Fest events held by Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation in Kempsey last week. Young people in Kempsey were …
A Day at Cresso
Pathfinders Family Connect and Support team have been busy this week supporting Youth Week events along the Mid North Coast. A Day at Cresso was held this week, offering free …
51 Smith Street,
Kempsey, NSW 2440
Mon – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Phone: 1800 327 679
Coffs Harbour Office
26 Gordon Street,
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
FCS Taree Office
140A Victoria Street,
Taree, NSW 2430