For Parents: Are you and your teen struggling to get along? Do you feel like you just can't get through, that they just won't listen? Are you worried they are engaging in risky behaviour and could get themselves hurt? Is your relationship with them heading towards a breakdown? Feeling lost for ideas?

For Teens: Having problems with mum or dad? Are you sick of them telling you what to do, where to go, who to hang out with and when to get home.

While every person's situation is unique and each person may need a different solution to help them out, sometimes what is really needed is some help repair the relationship before a child is forced to leave home.

We can help you with:

  • Outreach, support & advice
  • Family meetings / mediation
  • Referrals to family counselling
  • Referrals to support services for mental health, drug & alcohol
  • Advice on different school and education options
  • And more...

Contact Caretakers' Early Intervention Program*

Ted Noffs Foundation

Phone: (02) 9305 6558


Caretakers Cottage

Phone: (02) 9389 0999


*Please note: this program is primarily to assist those living in Eastern Sydney. For those living elsewhere, please visit the Family Referral Service website to find a service near you.


NEW: Caretakers' "Stay Strong" Program

"Stay Strong" is a new Caretakers Cottage program which has just been launched to help teens and their families living in the Sydney metro area.**

Call: (02) 9389 0999


**The program supports under 16 year old teens, and their families, living in Eastern Sydney, Central Sydney & the Inner West. Caretakers Cottage "Stay Strong" (HYAP) Program helps prevent youth homelessness by supporting teens and their families in crisis.