Children (0–12 years)

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Creating a great childhood. 

Melbourne City Mission can work with you and your child to meet important milestones through formative experiences and transitions such as going to childcare, kinder and school. You will be offered supports such as strategies to help your child develop independence and manage any challenging behaviour. Your family can be connected with other families for mutual support and encouragement. Respite and shared care are also available. Getting the right support as early as possible is critical. Together, you and your child will build the foundations needed for future learning and development. 

Our services for children aged 0–12 years are listed below. Alternatively, call our Customer Services team on 1800 343 287.

Shared Care
1800 343 287

Melbourne City Mission Shared Care provides children with autism or disability with associated behaviours of concern, aged between 6-16, planned two-to-three day overnight stays in a house in Thornbury.

Social and Community Participation
1800 343 287
At Melbourne City Mission we know that having the right person to support you is essential. You might be looking for a skilled support worker to build your capacity and independence at home, at work and in the community. 
Early Childhood Intervention
1800 343 287

Early Childhood Intervention provides a specialist service for families of children (0–6 years) with a developmental delay / disability. Our staff aim to work in partnership with families and respond to family needs and choices by providing support, information and resources.

Positive Behaviour Support – Affirming Families
1800 343 287

Affirming Families provides support for families with children who have a disability and presenting behaviours of concern. We can implement positive behaviour supports aimed at increasing your child’s ability to participate more fully in family home life and their broader community. Please click through for further information - this support can be for you if you have funds in your NDIS plan, or in your Department of Health and Human Services Individualised Support Plan.

Support Coordination
1800 343 287
If you, a family member or a person you support has a disability, we can work with you to find the right support you require to develop a plan to fulfill your goals. 
Statewide ABI Paediatric Service
1800 343 287

Statewide ABI Paediatric Service assists those working or living with children and young people from 0 to 18 years with an Acquired Brain Injury. Please click through for further information - this support can be for you if you have funds in your NDIS plan, or in your Department of Health and Human Services Individualised Support Plan.