The Community Bubs Program is an outreach support program for families.
The Community Bubs Program supports families in the community to ensure babies thrive and develop in a safe and supportive environment.
Improving outcomes for babies and their families by strengthening parenting and providing community support, optimising the growth and parent’s care of children from pre-birth for the first 12 months. It combines intensive home visiting by both professionals and trained volunteers, with a strong focus on helping families connect to their local community.The goal of Community Bubs is to create a legacy of change which can be sustained ensuring the wellbeing of the infant and parent when services withdraw.
Three critical elements to the success of the Community Bubs model are:
1. Trained and highly-skilled specialist staff
2. Trained volunteers and support from the community
3. A community house where families can meet with staff , volunteers and join parenting groups
A significant factor in Community Bubs’ success is that Family Life offers families in the program an integrated range of support services including counselling, mediation, family violence, No Interest Loans, Children’s Contact Services and mental health services.
The Community Bubs program is only possible thanks to the generosity of Dr Roger Riordan AM and his late wife, Mrs Pat Riordan, founders of the Cybec Foundation, Cabrini Health , The Barr Family Foundation and other generous members of the community.