Families Supporting Families (FSF) is an Incorporated Charity Organisation which was formally launched in 2003. FSF provides opportunities for families in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas with children with special needs to exchange ideas, information and experiences.
FSF was born from almost accidental contact between parents in specialist’s waiting rooms, early intervention programs and in hospital wards when sitting beside their children’s beds. These parents quickly realised that they understood each other; that they could problem solve for each other purely based on first hand experiences.
The FSF committee is made up of volunteers and are families who have experienced the challenges frequently faced when raising a child with a disability. The committee members have developed significant knowledge relating to services and current information on disabilities and special needs issues.
Families Supporting Families are on Facebook
Our Facebook page is intended to provide valuable resource information to families of children with special needs and keep families up to date with what is happening. We welcome comments and invite you to share any content from our Facebook page.
Sponsorships and Donations
FSF is a not-for-profit organisation, therefore we need the support of our sponsors, members and donations to keep us running.
Families Supporting Families Incorporated is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient from 14 Nov 2003, as such we are able to receive income tax deductible gifts. Regular donations can be made automatically on a regular basis or a once-off. Contact us for further information.
The FSF committee is made up of a group of registered volunteers who fulfil the following roles:-
- Community Connections Officer
- Media Officer
- Grants Officer
- Fundraising Officer
- Social Officer