PREGNANCY & PARENTING SUPPORT
Project Elizabeth & Houses to Homes
This service provides a comprehensive pregnancy-related counselling service for individual women and families that are expecting a baby, have lost a baby or who have a child 0-3 years.
Project Elizabeth offers outreach services through home visits and hospital and office visits where the aim is to assist women to reduce the risk of having physical and emotional problems caused by lack of emotional support before, during and in the months following the birth of their children.
The project also aims to increase awareness of appropriate management of children 0-3 years and offers a 'Young Mums' group for women up to 25 years of age who are pregnant or who are parents. Fathers are also encouraged to attend. This is currently a collaborative service run group.
Links for women and mothers with existing services and community networks are also established and maintained through Project Elizabeth.
If you need to talk about miscarriage, abortion, adoption having your child fostered, or a pregnancy that you had in the past, Project Elizabeth can help.
Where: Office at 326 High St Penrith. Appointments at Penrith, Blacktown, in your home, or a place suitable to your situation, covers Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
Contact: (02) 8843 2580 for information and appointments.
Houses to Homes
Transitional housing and support for pregnant and parenting young women.
Houses to Homes is a service for pregnant girls or parenting young women, 16-25 years old, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Blacktown/Hills Local Government Areas.
Houses to Homes provides support and empowers young mothers to break the cycle of homelessness.
This service offers:
- transitional semi-independent housing
- referral pathways towards long term stable housing solutions
- case management support
- access to brokerage
- home visits to young mothers and their babies
- empowerment for independent living
- access to parenting and living skills, employment and education
- advocacy, support and referral
- assistance in accessing community resources
Houses to Homes is a Specialist Homelessness Service funded by The Department of Family & Community Services NSW and the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.
Where: To support and house homeless young mothers and their babies and children we have transitional housing in various locations in the Blacktown LGA. We also visit and support young mothers and their babies and children who are living in the community and are at imminent risk of homelessness.
Contact: (02) 8843 2555