Since 1993, Focus on the Family Australia has been helping Australia's families and communities through radio broadcasts, preventative education programs, seminars, counselling and a wide range of resources for families. Focus on the Family Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that offers relevant, practical support to help families thrive in every stage of life. Our aim is to "To help strengthen Australian Families". Regardless of their religion, politics, socioeconomic status, culture or age.
We focus on real life issues and offering relevant, practical support for all members of the family. Through our programs, resources and seminars, we tackle the challenging issues of binge drinking, drugs, pornography, depression, bullying and teenage sexuality head on. We focus on academic and research excellence where our major parenting and relationship programs undergo ongoing validation by independent experts. We focus on partnerships with government, schools, businesses, churches and you to promote policies and programs that advance family stability. We focus on preventative education to help parents and teens recognize and stop crises before they happen, which motivates a unique type of supporter, who understands that giving to prevention is often more effective than giving to a cure. We invite you to partner with us because with your help we can have a positive impact on our nation.
KIDS HOPE AUS is a life changing program that provides Churches with an opportunity to impact and serve their local community through a partnership with a local Primary School. After comprehensive training, the Church deploys passionate, screened and trained mentors into the school to provide one-to-one mentoring to children in need for one hour per week.
Southern Cross Kids' Camps (SCKC) is a Christian not-for-profit organisation providing annual camps for children across Australia. The children who attend camp come from a background of abuse and neglect and are referred to the camps by welfare & foster organisations, school principals, social workers and chaplains. We partner with churches throughout Australia to offer children from 7 to 11 years, a five day specialised program. Every year over 400 volunteers give up a week of their time to participate in the camps
MOPS Australia encourages, equips and develops mums of young children to realise their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.
Started in 1990, mainly music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. Throughout the session, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialize with others. Each mainly music is associated with and is run by volunteers from a local church. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment.
The Babes Project is rewriting the motherhood experience for women facing crisis pregnancy; The Babes Project establishes pregnancy support services and accommodation for women and children in the perinatal period, throughout Victoria.
The Babes Project believes that all women should have access to the information, support and understanding needed to make great decisions regarding the life of her and her child.
The Here2Stay initiative is the result of a collaborative approach by some of the major denominations and organisations serving families and children in Australia. Our journey towards a solution begins with an acknowledgement that a large part of our discipling strategy has revolved around the imparting of INFORMATION. While the content of our curricula and programs is important, this strategy alone is not producing mature disciples. To this equation we need to intentionally add experiences that focus on FORMATION so that faith goes deeper. The result will be TRANSFORMATION.
PREPARE/ENRICH is a customised couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple's strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counselling and premarital education and is also used for marriage counselling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement.