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Cafs launches Ararat Children's Contact Centre

Cafs (Child & Family Services Ballarat) has further strengthened the organisations commitment to servicing the Ararat region with the launch of a new Children's Contact Centre service and a newly renovated premises. Cafs Children's Contact Service (CCCS) provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to maintain contact with a parent or significant person who no longer lives with them. This can include supervised changeovers from one carer to another or a neutral, family-friendly location for supervised visits with the primary aim of helping families negotiate relationship challenges. The Ararat Contact Centre represents an extension to Cafs services in the area and builds on the existing Family Support programs, The Orange Door, Foster & Kinship Care and Financial Counselling support available. Please call Cafs for more information on 1800 692 237

Cafs 2022 Christmas Appeal

This Christmas the need for support has never been greater and Cafs (Child and Family Services, Ballarat) is working harder than ever to offer local families a solution to the pressure that the season brings to bear on family finances. ⁠

Cafs named in Diversity Council Australia Inclusive Employer List

Cafs has continued a stellar year of organisational achievement being named as an Inclusive Employer by Diversity Council Australia. The announcement places Cafs in the company of significant multi-national organisations.

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