Social Support

If you or your children are having difficulties, it is worth talking to someone who can guide you through it.
 

A range of government, community and private organisations provide support services to families, mums, dads,  non-parent carers and children.

This includes:


Financial Assistance

Centrelink Family Assistance & Parenting Payments
Address: 16-22 Murray St, Camden
Phone:  13 61 50

Desciption: Centrelink is the government body for family payments, pensions, financial assistance, carers pensions.

Child Support Agency (CSA)
Address:  8-12 Browne Street, Campbelltown
Phone: 131 272

Description: The Child Support Agency supports separated parents in taking joint responsibility for their children.

Macarthur NILS

Phone: (02) 4645 7200
Website: http://www.macarthurnils.org.au/

Description:  The Macarthur No Interested Loan Scheme (NILS) provides low income consumers, usually those with a health care card or pension, with flexible and affordable no interest loans so that household items can be purchased.

Lifeline Macarthur Financial Counselling Service

Address: 13 McPherson Road, Narellan
Phone: (02) 4625 6587

Description:  A free service if you are having trouble paying yor monthly bills, you have several debts from various creditors or you have been turned down for a loan.


Emergency Relief

Society of St Vincent de Paul Camden
Address: St Paul's Church, John St, Camden
Phone:  (02) 4655 9614
Description: Food, clothing, financial assistance to needy people in the area, hospital & home visits.

Lifeline Macarthur
Address: 155 McPherson Rd, Narellan
Phone:  13 11 14
Description: Telephone counselling, financial assistance, emergency relief, suicide assistance

Anglicare - Campbelltown
Address: 1 Reddall St, Campbelltown
Phone:  (02) 4621 6666 (press option 1)
Description: Food parcels, vouchers, Utility Bills, Medical assistance, rental assistance/accommodation, referrals and advocacy

Camden Baptist Church- Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Address: 83 Old Hume Hwy, Camden
Phone:  (02) 4655 9057
Description: Food and clothing assistance at low or no cost to families in need


Counselling Services

Anglicare Counselling
Address: Cnr Menangle Rd and Broughton Rd, Camden
Phone: 1800 133 373 
Description: Family, children, adolescent, individuals and couples.

CatholicCare
Address: 35a Cordeaux St Campbelltown
Phone:  (02) 4628 0044 
Description: Counselling, marriage and relationship, family skills training programs and much more

Lifeline Macarthur
Address: 155 McPherson Rd, Narellan
Phone:  (02) 4645 7200 
Description: 24 hour telephone counselling service, Free OCD and anxiety clinics on Wednesday.

Resting Place Counselling Service
Address: Narellan Congregational Community Centre, 49 Lodges Rd Narellan
Phone:  (02) 4658 1040
Description: Counselling for Individuals, Couples and families by appointment only.

Exploring New Futures
Address: 82 Menangle St, Camden
Phone:  (02) 4603 3016 
Description: Services that can be accessed face to face, by telephone or on line via email.

Lifecare Counselling and Family Services
Address: Floor 1, 114 Queen St, Campbelltown
Phone: 1300 130 225 
Description: Services for  individuals, couples and families in the Bankstown, Campbelltown, Penrith and Central Coast areas. 

Child and Family Social Work/Physchology Team
Narellan Health Centre, Queen St, Narellan
Phone: (02) 4633 4100
Description: General counselling, self referral.

Gambling Help Counselling Service
Address: UnitingCare Unifam, Level 2, Shop L105, Macarthur Square, Gilchrist Drive, Campbelltown 2560
Phone: (02) 4629 7070
Email: UnifamCampbelltown@unitingcarenswact.org.au
Description: A free service that assists problem gamblers and their families. A range of counselling and self help options - phone, online and face to face.
Website: www.unifamcounselling.org


Legal Assistance

Legal Aid Commission of NSW - Campbelltown
Address: Suite 1 Level 4, 171-179 Queen St Campbelltown
Phone:  (02) 4628 2922 
Description: Provides free legal advice in criminal, family and civil law matters, representation in local, district and children's court criminal matters, representation in family and care proceedings.

Macarthur Legal Centre Inc.
Address: 317 Queen Street Campbelltown
Phone:  (02) 4628 2042
Description: Legal assistance for residents of Camden as well as training and seminars

South West Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service
Address: 317 Queen Street Campbelltown
Phone:  (02) 4628 1678
Description: Information on private rental housing, social housing, boarding and lodging houses and residential parks.


Domestic Violence


Camden Wollondilly DV Network
Address: Benevolent Society Centre for Women's Health, Campbelltown
Phone: (02) 4633 3777
Description: Bringing local services together in order to provide solutions to victims of Domestic Violence in the Camden and Wollondilly local council areas

The Benevolent Society Domestic Violence Service
Address: Narellan Community Health Centre, 298 Queen Street Narellan
Phone:  4633 3777
Description: Provides counselling and support, advocacy and information and referral for women affected by domestic violence

Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
Address: 317 Queen Street Campbelltown
Phone: (02) 4640 7333
Description: Provides support to victims of domestic violence

Domestic and Family Violence Intervention Service
Address: 317 Queen Street Campbelltown
Phone: (02) 4640 7300
Description: Provides support to victims of domestic violence