Family Relationship Centre Opening
Family Life offers Mornington Peninsula unparalleled Family Relationship Support Services
The impact of trauma on a child through family violence and relationship breakdown can be life altering.
Recent research conducted into how best to repair children and families following violence and breakdown, has resulted in a unique service offering for the community of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
Not-for-profit organisation, Family Life, with the support of Federal Government funding, is excited to announce a new Family Relationship Centre (FRC) in Frankston, to be launched by The Hon. Greg Hunt MP on Monday 6 August 2018. Mr Chris Crewther MP, Member for Dunkley will also be attending.
According to Family Life CEO, Jo Cavanagh, FRC’s have been a positive outcome of the 2005 Family Law Reform assisting separating parents to improve relationships and better manage responsibilities for the safety and well-being of their children.
“Family Life’s focus is to provide client centered, quality services for families who are dealing with family law, family violence and child protection,” she said.
Through this new facility Family Life offers clients expertise across a broad range of social areas, bringing together all the services they may need into one location.
The centre also accommodates other social support services including Orange Door and Anglicare.
“With our co-located partner organisations, we will be able to provide early intervention where family violence is identified and an integrated multi-system response to the families’ needs,” Ms Cavanagh said.
“For children, this will mean early identification of adversity and developmental concerns triggering the appropriate intervention.
“The centre offers family dispute resolution, with the goal of developing a workable plan without parents or children having to go through the court process,” she said.
Frankston Family Life FRC provides support for individuals, families and children. They also offer programs specifically for men and relationship education groups.
The new facility, which has been redesigned and updated at a new location in Wells Street Frankston, will also allow outreach programs to be accessed across various locations across the Mornington Peninsula.
For more information community members can contact the centre on 9784 0650 or visit us at Level 1, 64 Wells Street Frankston.