To access any of these services please call our Connections Coordinator on (03) 9483 2401 or email connectionsreception(at)

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Dads ‘n’ Kids

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Brotherhood of St Laurence offers a program for those in the Craigieburn area, where kids can have fun and dads can connect socially. If you are a dad or male carer, and you have a child age 0 to 5 year then we invite you and your child to come along. Program is usually held on Saturday.

Location: Connections@Hothlyn
Phone: 0491 049 332 (Cal)
Email: dads(at)  

Family Day Care

Sunbury Community Health

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Family Day Care services provide care for children from 0 to 12 years of age in the homes of qualified Early Childhood Educators. The service provides high quality childcare in a home environment and operates every day of the week, providing daytime, overnight and respite care for children and families.

People able to access these services are:

Families with children aged 0–12. Family day care is offered in the homes of qualified Early Childhood Educators in the areas of Sunbury, Kyneton, Macedon, Tullamarine, Woodend, Romsey, Gisborne, Lancefield and Craigieburn.

If you are looking for family day care outside these areas, we may be able to connect you to similar services in your area.

Preparing for employment


Through this program, offered by CVGT Australia, Lentara UnitingCare and Brotherhood of St Laurence, unemployed parents of young children can find a pathway to employment. Parents are provided with support to help them identify their education and employment goals and develop a plan of action to achieve their goals.

People able to access these services:

  • have had no paid employment in the last six months
  • have a child aged five years or under
  • live in the city of Hume

If you live outside Hume, we may be able to connect you to similar services in your area.

Integrated Family Services

Anglicare Victoria

Anglicare Victoria provides support for families with children aged 0–18. This may include referrals, advocacy for children and their families, parenting strategies and other supports. Services are individually tailored to help strengthen parenting and family relationships.

People able to access these services:

  • significant parenting problems that may be affecting the child's development
  • serious family conflict, including family breakdown and family violence
  • families under pressure due to a family member's physical or mental illness, substance abuse, disability or bereavement
  • young, isolated and/or unsupported families
  • significant social or economic disadvantage that may adversely impact on a child's care or development.