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Karitane Shellharbour - new support service for parents

Karitane’s Family Connect is a NEW program and support service available to Shellharbour parents.



Stockland Shellharbour (in between City Beach and Ghanda), 211 Lake Entrance Road
Shellharbour City Centre, New South Wales, 2529

For 100 years, Karitane has been a leader in early parenting support for families with children aged 0-5 years. 

Karitane is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity offering free, accessible, evidence-based support around the unique challenges of parenting.

Karitane's NEW support program and service for Shellharbour parents
If you're a Shellharbour parent with a child aged 0 - 5 years, Karitane Shellharbour can help you if you're experiencing issues with the following:
👶Sleep and settling
👶Feeding and nutrition
👶Establishing routines
👶Toddler behaviour
👶Struggling with adjusting to parenting (including post-natal depression, anxiety or stress)
Karitane's volunteers are trained, experienced and non-judgmental, ready to support you in adjusting to a new baby and connecting you with local services. At home support also available.

The type of support this program provides includes:

  • Assisting parents to further develop their skills and confidence
  • Helping parents establish routines that work for their family
  • Helping parents become aware of services available to them
  • Helping parents identify needs or concerns
  • Enjoy accessing the community, go to a library, the park or even the shopping centre - things that can be overwhelming for some new parents

To learn more, contact Jaimie on 0476 411 560 or [email protected].

Karitane's support services also extend to the following:


  • In-centre care
  • Residential Services
  • Parenting Centres
  • Mental Health Services
  • Toddler Clinic

Virtual services:

  • Virtual Breastfeeding Clinic
  • Virtual Home Visits
  • Virtual Residential Parenting Service
  • Internet Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (I-PCIT)
  • Careline
  • Parenting Webinars

Community programs:

  • Volunteer Family Connect (VFC) – Shellharbour, Macarthur/ Wollondilly and Taree
  • Young Parents Program
  • Karitane Linking Families
  • Supported Playgroups Plus
  • Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC)
  • Family Coaching Service

How to access support:

  • Self-refer
  • Parents can self-refer online here or have a health professional refer online on their behalf.
  • Call our Careline. Do you have a parenting question? Call our Careline on 1300 227 464 to speak to a qualified and experienced Child and Family Health Nurse.
  • Access our Community Programs. Express your interest via emailing [email protected]