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Aboriginal Sustained Home Visiting Program

This program offers intensive support to Aboriginal families who meet the criteria for families requiring support.

  • Women who are more than 32 weeks pregnant
  • Families with children up to two years - priority is  given to  those with children under 12 months of age
  • Families who reside within the boundaries of Wagga Wagga, Junee, Coolamon, The Rock and Collingullie

Early engagement with the program is a key factor for success.  With the consent from clients, referrals are received from service providers with and external to the Murrumbidgee Local Health District and self-referrals from Aboriginal families. Families may be enrolled in the program for up to two years.

How will this Program help you?

  • Home visits will be tailored to meet your family’s needs
  • We’ll help you achieve your family goals by using the strengths and resources within the family
  • We offer you a flexible, respectful approach, catering for differences in your family’s needs and circumstances
  • We will focus on:
    • Ensuring safety
    • Good nutrition
    • Sleeping behaviours
    • Maternal bonding
    • Child attachment
    • Crying and separation issues
    • Providing appropriate social opportunities
  • We will do a comprehensive assessment and child development checks as per My Personal Health Record (the Blue Book)
  • We’ll help work on developing and improving skills and relationships within your family
  • We can link you to services and resources

Having young children can be challenging and we can help.


Last updated: 27 June 2018