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Welcome

Families Supporting Families is an inclusive organisation for the WHOLE family of a child with additional needs. We offer peer-to-peer support in a friendly supportive environment, coffee mornings, occasional nights out, educational workshops with guest speakers, and school holiday events for families in the greater Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. Parenting a child with special needs presents it's own joys and challenges, we believe a strong social network and access to relevant information can help along the way.  

We value the stories and experiences of our members as we celebrate the uniqueness of our children.


Events

Pop Up Coffee Club 12-Mar-2019

Join FSF for a Pop Up Coffee Club exploring alternative communication.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 11 AM

Pratibha Harriram & Lenore Hanney show ways that Boardmaker Visuals, PODD Books & ProLoquo2 App are used in schools to support learning & communication.

Newcastle Middle School Waratah

Broadmeadow, New South Wales, Australia 2298

Please RSVP to Newcastle Middle School (02) 6362 7464


Annual Report 2018 27-Feb-2019


The FSF 2018 Annual Report is now available.  


Carers Cafe 04-Dec-2017

We would love to see you there.

New faces are always welcome Just turn up, no need to RSVP.

A fantastic opportunity for members to get together for a cuppa and cake. It is a comfortable and friendly way to get to know other members who share similar life situations to you

If you are not a member and would like to become one, you can join on the day for a small annual fee of only $10 (renewed each April).

Carers Cafe's are from 10am-12noon. Orders need to be placed by 11.00am so the bill can be finalised.

Check the website and facebook for dates during 2018!

No need to rush off though, you can stay as little or as long as you like.


Join Us!

Become a member for only $10 per year.

FSF Annual Membership Form 2019 available for download

Membership includes an electronic copy of our regular newsletter, invitations to our monthly carer's café, carer's café plus (with a guest speaker), carer's diner, and holiday activities. 

*Most of our family events and workshops are free or have minimal fees for members.