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Parenting and family services

Young people

Family Reconciliation

Western region

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The Family Reconciliation program supports young people in the Ballarat region who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It aims to help families build more positive relationships and connections.


The Family Reconciliation program aims to:

  • help young people and parents to build more positive relationships and connections
  • assist young people (aged 16-25) and parents to better understand each other's needs
  • support young people to return home if this is safe and appropriate.

How we can help

We provide a range of services and support to meet their needs of both young people and families.

The program:

  • provides immediate help to families at risk of breakdown
  • can help young people find somewhere safe to stay if needed
  • provides support to develop safety plans to prevent young people from becoming homeless
  • provides cultural support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and families.

The program can also provide information about and support with accessing:

  • counselling
  • housing and other housing services
  • education or vocational training
  • Centrelink services.

Who we support

The Family Reconciliation program is free and available to young people and families living in the Ballarat region.

We can support:

  • young people with and without children who are seeking help, information or support
  • workers from other agencies who need a secondary consult
  • relatives or friends who would like information and support about family reconciliation.

Contact us

For more information about the Family Reconciliation program or to make a referral, please contact us on 03 5330 5000 or email