Parenting is never easy, but in some situations it can be particularly hard for both the parent and the child. Sometimes extra help is all that's needed to prevent family problems from getting bigger.

Brighter Futures supports families through tough circumstances like domestic violence, mental health issues or drug and alcohol problems. We can also help if you are battling to bring up your child without support, if you have significant learning difficulties or are finding it hard to manage a child's behaviour.

With case management, home visits, parent groups, playgroups, and access to child care among some of the services we offer, we can help take some of the weight off your shoulders – and help give your children the best possible start in life.

Brighter Futures is for families with one or more children under the age of nine, or families who are expecting a child, and who find specific issues make parenting difficult. If your family is struggling, and you live between Ulladulla and Helensburgh, Brighter Futures can help.

Brighter Futures can help you

Case management support – that helps you plan the best support for your family. Together we look at what's working, what's not, and what can be changed.

Home Visits – that provide practical support and skills for you in your home.

Parenting Programs – that help you improve your relationship with your children and manage children's behavioural and emotional problems.

Access to Quality Children’s Services 


CareSouth acknowledges parents are the experts when it comes to their family. Families are involved in decisions about the type of help they need and what will work for their family. To have a real impact, our support is for up to 18 months. Whether or not your family accepts our help or fully completes the program is up to you. Privacy and confidentiality are always respected.

If you would like to refer a family to the Brighter Futures Program please send a completed Brighter Futures Community Referral Form to;

Illawarra - 

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Get in Touch to find out more

Give us a call today on 1300 554 260 or send an enquiry below