8 June 2023

Life Without Barriers provides a range of support for children and families across Australia.

Our Strong Families Strong Communities (SFSC) program is a short-term (up to 6 months) service that offers support to families with children (pre-birth to 17 years old).

Currently, the program covers two main areas; Port August and the Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide (Adelaide, Prospect, Campbelltown, Norwood, Payneham, Burnside, Unley and St Peters).

What is the SFSC program?

The SFSC program aims to start working with families as early as possible to coordinate services to support them to:

  • keep their children and young people safe

  • improve family safety and wellbeing 

  • build and sustain family functioning

  • strengthen their capacity to influence decisions and reach their potential 

  • increase their capacity to access services and advocacy support 

  • strengthen connection to support in their community and culture. 

Life Without Barriers SFSC program will be:

  • trauma-informed and family lead

  • culturally safe in how we do our work

  • inclusive in the delivery of service

  • flexible to meet the changing needs of the families we support

  • open to working with families in their community

  • able to provide access to 24/7 backup support.

Who is the SFSC program for?

The SFSC program supports families with children and young people from pre-birth to 17 years of age who are impacted by their lived experience of:

  • family violence

  • use of alcohol and other drugs

  • mental health

  • physical health

  • housing stress.

In addition, the SFSC program works to support families:

  • who have young children

  • where the parents are young themselves

  • adolescents who live with the impacts of trauma

  • who are Aboriginal and experience multiple and complex needs.

What are families committing to?

  • Families can choose to be a part of the SFSC for up to six months.

  • Life Without Barriers workers will support families for up to three hours per week.

  • Families will be assigned a case manager who will support them to identify and work on their goals, and provide advocacy and support.

  • The service is flexible, we appreciate that the support families may need week to week varies and we can adapt our service to continue to suit the needs of individual families.

  • If the program is not the right fit for the family at this time Life Without Barriers will help with referrals to other services. Families can also re-apply to the program again in the future.

How to access the SFSC program?

Access to the SFSC program is through:

  • self-referral

  • referral from a support agency

  • referral from the Child and Family Support System (CFSS) Intensive Family Services.

Working with the SFSC program is voluntary. We are happy to meet with you and see if our program is the right fit for your family! You can reach out to us via phone; call (08) 8193 9400 or send us an email: SFSC@lwb.org.au

Please find an external agency referral form in the recourse section below. Families can self-refer by emailing or calling the SFSC program and do not need to complete this form.

This program is funded by the Government of South Australia.

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