In home parent support in north west Tasmania
Being a parent is the hardest job in the world and that is where Kind Individuals Delivering Support (KIDS) comes in!
If you’re a new parent or have a child under the age of 12 in East Devonport, Railton, Sheffield or the Kentish region including Latrobe, the KIDS program can provide free outreach in the form of practical, emotional and social support in your own home.
To find out more information about the KIDS Program, you can call us on 1800 243 232.
You can also email us directly at email@example.com.
Or you can follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on events and get advise from parents.
I found out I was pregnant very late. I didn’t have much time to think about it. My family was happy, but I felt confused and alone. I shut myself away and didn’t talk to anyone. After my baby was born, my child health nurse saw I was struggling. She referred me to the KIDS program to help me figure out how to do it.
The program coordinator visited me each week. She helped me work through my issues and the experiences I had been holding inside. Once I was in a good place I was matched with a volunteer who was amazing.
When she visited we talked about everything openly and honestly, with no fear of judgement.
She was a parent herself and understood what I was feeling.
She motivated me to get out of the house and join some playgroups. I have come a long way. I’m not sure if I would have coped without the help of the KIDS program. I now feel I am a good mum and love my child more than I could ever have imagined.
The KIDS Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Visit dss.gov.au for more information. Your enquiry will be reviewed and answered within 3 business days.