Guiding the Lithgow Community

Family Support

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Australian Breastfeeding Association
Tel: 1800 686 268
Breast feeding support and education for mothers, group meetings and counselling 24 /7
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Community and Kids – (LINC)
1 Padley Street, Lithgow 2790
Tel: (02) 6354 5906
Mobile: 0447 322 582
Communities and Kids supported playgroup schedule, during school terms only
Monday – Portland Central School 10am-12noon
Tuesday – Good Start Program – referral only: Story Time – Wallerawang & Portland Library 10,30am
Wednesday – Gowrie Playgroup 10am-11.30am 88 Landa Street, Bowenfels
Thursday – Cooerwull Primary School Hall 9.30am-11.30am
Pamper sessions and Circle of Security Parenting Program – Please contact for dates
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Child Support
Tel: 131 107
Automated Child Support information service 24/7
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Department of Communities & Justice (previously FACS)
109 Main Street, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6354 0800
Helpline – 132 111
Email: DCJ (previously FACS)
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Early Childhood Health Services
Intake referral number: 1800 222 608
Tel: 6350 2750 for all appointments
Lithgow CHC – Monday-Friday
Portland Tabulam – every Tuesday
Immunisation Clinics
Portland Tabulam – 1st Thursday of every month
Lithgow CHC – 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month

Family Relationships Advice Line
Tel 1800 050 321
Strengthening family relationships, Helping families stay together, Assisting families through separation
Hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Friday; 10am-4pm Saturday, Closed Sundays and national public holidays.

LINC Multicultural Worker
Tel: 6354 5910
Offers assistance to people who come from diverse backgrounds and responds to the client’s need which included

  • filling in form
  • Multicultural Funday Monday this is a monthly meeting, with various activities such as cooking, dancing, painting, pampering , excursion etc.
  • contacting the relevant agencies such as  Immigration, ATO, Centrelink  etc.
  • resume writing
  • language mentoring programme
  • referal to other service providers

Hours: 7 hours per week.

Nanna’s Touch
131 Chifley Road, Lithgow2790
Mobile: 0409 765 601
Contact: Sue Murdock
Hours: 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday
Meeting Times: 10am – 2pm Tuesday – Sewing; 10am – 2pm Thursday – Community Connections
Find us on Facebook: Lithgow Nanna’s Touch ASD Disability Support
Help for anyone within the community needing a social connection, guidance, and assistance, providing support network connections, creative crafts, sewing, and more, in an all-inclusive environment.

Fees and bookings apply

NSW Rape Crisis
Tel: 1800 424 017
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia supports people affected by sexual, domestic or family violence. We believe they deserve to be listened to and supported in their recovery.
We offer telephone, online and face to face counselling to people of all genders who have experienced sexual, domestic or family violence, and their supporters.
We also advocate with governments, the media and the community to prevent and end violence.
Counselling 24 hours 7 days

Overeaters Anonymous
Tel: 0432 421 520
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Parentline NSW
Tel: 1300 1300 52
Hours: 9am-9pm Monday-Friday; 4pm-9pm weekends.
Parent Line is a free Counselling and Support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 18 years who live in NSW

Poison Information Centre
Tel: 13 11 26  24 hours, 7 days

Red Nose
Tel: 1300 996 698
24hr Bereavement Support Line 1300 308 307
Hours Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm
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Thrive Services (Blue Mountains Family Support)
261 Main St, Lithgow
Tel: 6351 4055
Open: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Also at 2 Station Street Katoomba
Tel: 4782 1555
Open: Monday to Friday
Thrive Services is a not for profit community organisation that supports children, families and others living in the Lithgow and Blue Mountains areas. All our programs are free and voluntary. We aim to support children, families and our communities to thrive by:
• Adapting to the changing needs of families and children
• Providing a welcoming and accepting environment
• Offering family and practical support’
• Building a strong sense of community
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Weight Watchers
Tel: 13 19 97
Meetings: Red Cross Hall 5.30pm Wednesday

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