Communities for Children (CfC) is an Australian Government Initiative, funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs aimed to assist children 0-12 years and their families.


Our Vision: to improve outcomes for children aged 0-12years

Children: Safe and happy

Families:  Supported and supportive

Community: Harmonious and respectful


Our Service delivers 2 priority areas in the local Taree, Forster and Gloucester areas.


Priority One – Healthy Young Families



  •  a range of Parenting Programs delivered in Taree, Forster and Gloucester

  • A fortnightly Parent Support Group – in the Taree area

  • The Mid North Coast Autism Support (Early Childhood) Group

  •  And a Lego group for children.  This program is a closed group offered within set Primary schools.







Priority Four – School transition and engagement


  • Includes:

  • School transition and engagement networks – Taree, Gloucester, Forster

  • Families and schools together program - Taree

  • Our Words Our Stories – Gloucester, Forster

  • Community Ear Health Support – Taree, Forster, Gloucester



    For further information contact:

  • Julie Higgins (Manager)

  • Sue Russell (Communities for Children Coordinator) 

  • Amy Robinson Project Worker

  • 6552 5088

    Mobile: 0448069310



Sue Russell


Julie Higgins


Amy Robinson