GOLD COAST HELPING OUT FAMILIES PROGRAM
The Helping Out Families Program is an integrated early intervention response for vulnerable and at-risk families in order to divert them away from the statutory child protection system. The program provides specialised services to those affected by domestic and family violence in the Gold Coast area and works with individuals referred through the Act for Kids Family Support Alliance and the Act for Kids Intensive Family Support Service Gold Coast.
The program is part of an established alliance of secondary family support services that involves the co-ordination and support of local services. The program provides individual counselling and group work for women and their children affected by domestic and family violence as well as information, training and resources to other family support services and court support.