Support During COVID

The team at The Northern Centre are delighted to let you know that they will resume face-to-face services from 10 January 2022, and all of our staff and collocated partner organisations are fully vaccinated.

Between now and then, we will continue to work with you via ZOOM or phone.

We are an essential service and we will continue to deliver our services to all clients irrespective of their vaccination status. We have implemented COVID safe practices and upon arrival to our office it is expected that you will: check in via the QR code; have your temperature checked; and show your vaccination status.

Should you not be vaccinated, you will be asked to wear a mask and extra precautions will be made to protect you, our team and our other clients.

We look forward to emerging out of lock down.



Raising a family can be one of the most challenging and rewarding things that we do. The Northern Centre understands the pressures, hurdles and stresses that many families encounter and we can support you and your family with a whole range of different services.

Under the new Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) program funded by DCJ (Department of Communities & Justice), our Family Support Team will deliver flexible support to families experiencing or at risk of vulnerability.

From setting boundaries and expectations with your children to guidance and support around managing family dynamics we offer individual support to build your confidence and skills to assist you though a number of approaches including personalised case management, counselling, parenting programs or supported playgroups. The length of time with us will depend on the complexity of your issue. To tailor the best service for you and your family, please call and ask for our Intake Coordinator.

Our parenting programs offer additional skills to help parents with raising their families. Most of our parenting programs are free of charge and we are able to offer limited childcare for many programs. Bookings are essential.

Click below to view our:
Support for families with teens ▸
Support for families with 0 – 12 year olds ▸
Parenting Programs ▸
Supported Playgroups ▸

The local government areas we cover for Family Support services include Ryde, Hunters Hill and Ku-ring-gai.