About Us

Family Life has been working with vulnerable children, families and communities since 1970. At the core of our organisation is our vision to build capable communities, strong families and thriving children.

About Us

Transforming lives for stronger communities

Family Life is a specialist family services provider known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach.

At Family Life we take an all of family, all of community approach to build resiliency and healthy relationships and are committed to improving responses to child vulnerability and family violence by achieving better outcomes for survivors and communities.

Responding to issues identified through academic analysis, government strategy and global and community trends, Family Life has grown exponentially since its beginning. Our ability to respond to the needs of the communities we support has seen us deliver programs across a broad range of areas in the sector.

All our work is delivered with a trauma informed focus and prioritises the identification of vulnerable children, young people and families as early as possible.

When people come to us for help, we offer to work with their whole family in an integrated approach across the organisation. In this way, we support long term sustainable changes and build resilience for families through strengthening connection with community supports.

Below is more information about who we are, where we’ve come from and our innovative approach to strengthen families and communities to enable children to thrive.

Family Life is a registered organisation with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

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Our Vision, Purpose & Values

Through effective services, support and connections, Family Life’s vision is to enable children, young people and families to thrive in caring communities.

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Our People

Our people are the engine of Family Life. Our most valuable asset. They serve our communities and positively impact lives with the work they do.

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Our Strategic Plan

Family Life has a strong vision for the organisation over the next three years.

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Reports & Financial Services

See the impact of Family Life’s work. Our annual report is a comprehensive review of our activities throughout the preceding year, including our financial performance.

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Innovation Timeline

Family Life is an independent community organisation with a strong history of addressing community needs through innovation, delivering measurable social change and impact.

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Our History

Family Life was founded in 1970 by a concerned and caring group of citizens wanting to help families in the southern Bayside suburbs of Melbourne.

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Family Life Foundation

Support the Family Life Foundation to help Family Life secure happy, healthy and safe futures for children, families and our community.

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Partnerships for Innovation

Family Life has a strong history of collaboration with like-minded organisations who are committed to improved outcomes for families, children and young people .

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Acknowledgements by Family Life, and all the individuals who make up our organisation.

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