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Tootgarook Services Update – 2020

December 19, 2019

Family Life owned and operated Tootgarook Community house for seven years.  Whilst operating, the house provided a safe and relaxed place for local people to

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New Patron – Malcolm Parks

December 6, 2019

Family Life is delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Parks OAM to the position of Patron. Malcolm has been involved with the work of


Navigating holiday separation

October 30, 2019

The Christmas and holiday period should be one of fun and joy, but for many families who are seperated or divorced, this period can be

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2018-19 Performance and Impact Report

October 16, 2019

Family Life’s Impact and Strategy Team has recently released the 2018/19 Performance and Impact Report. This comprehensive document has been produced to provide an overview

Knowledge and Innovation News

Shopping for a good cause that’ll put a Spring in your step

August 26, 2019

Spring is here and whilst that brings to mind longer days and hayfever for some, many Baysiders will be thinking about their wardrobe. Just as

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Being a 50+ Woman Is Risky Business

August 16, 2019

On 15 August Family Life officially launched the Catch Up 4 Women program at Cheltenham Op Shop. Close to 70 guests attended the launch where

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The Importance of Community

June 12, 2019

Thanks to the wonderful Monty Dimond (KIIS FM and Show+Tell) for ‘sharing the love’ for Family Life. Monty recently wrote a Blog about the importance


Sharing the Love

June 3, 2019

Family Life has been ‘sharing the love’ with the community for nearly 50 years! Giving to the community is at the core of what we


Kids Put the Brakes on Hooning in Hastings

April 11, 2019

Our Creating Capable Communities (CCC) team have been working with Wallaroo Primary School to put the brakes on ‘hooning’ in Hastings. As part of student


The Man Cave – Home of the Brave

March 31, 2019

Did you know one of Family Life’s School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) Interventions recently featured on Channel 9 News? Funded by Family Life through Department


New peer support program – Connect

March 31, 2019

We are pleased to report that Family Life have been successful in our tender for Connect, a peer support program servicing the Dandenong region, previously


Celebrating Emma’s Journey

March 8, 2019

Celebrating an Amazing Woman’s Journey: Emma’s Story With a ten year background in case management working with vulnerable people you would think Emma Gierschick’s radar