About

about us

The Northern Centre – formally known as Ryde Family Services, is a non-government organisation and registered charity. Our mission is to help grow resilient and thriving communities while strengthening individuals. We work collaboratively with families and individuals of all ages to support and help build healthy lives. Our services are provided in a confidential setting.

We offer support across these local government areas:

RYDE | ST. IVES | HUNTERS HILL | LANE COVE | NORTH SYDNEY | MOSMAN | WILLOUGHBY | KU-RING-GAI | HORNSBY (Epping)

If we are unable to assist you, we will put you in contact with a service in your local area that can assist you.

The services we offer include, but are not limited to:

Individuals and Families

Offering support through case management, counselling and evidence based parenting programs.

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Domestic and family violence support

Helping individuals and families find safety and offer emotional support to deal with this difficult time.

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Housing services

Assist individuals and families stay in their current accommodation or find a suitable option to avoid homelessness.

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Youth support

Support young people aged between 12-18 to deal with a range of issues they may be experiencing through case management, counselling and community support groups.

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Parenting Programs

We have a range of evidence based parenting program to give parents additional skills and tips on how to raise healthy children.

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Supported groups

We offer supported playgroups for parents and their babies. We also have a supported group for clients affected by domestic or family violence.

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Our aim is to improve the lives of our clients so they can move on to live healthier lives by providing the tools to deal with the stressors of life. Our aim is to work with all of our clients until they feel confident to move on by themselves or transition into community support groups.

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