Children (0–12 years)


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.

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
Support Coordination can assist you to find and connect to services, so you can bring your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan to life.