There are thousands of grandparents and family members raising their grandchildren across the Central Coast and Hunter Region. This is growing every day.
Sometimes children are not able to live with their parents for many reasons, including mental illness, drug and alcohol, addiction, abandonment, and health issues.
The grief for your own children and the challenges of raising a family for the second time around can become overwhelming. The good news is, you don’t have to do it alone.
Central Coast Arafmi is here to help. We work closely with many organisations and schools, and recognise the importance of supporting families with grandchildren in their care.
Call us to learn more on (02) 4323 7731
We have a designated worker who is dedicated to supporting families, working holistically within the family unit. Our worker is able to advocate, and provide support through counselling, referral and support groups.
Twice a month, we host a support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. This is a safe and nurturing environment where you can meet others who share similar experiences with you. Previous themes include: