The Young Parents Program provides a range of services and support tailored to meet the needs of young parents, their partners, and their children.
Young parents can find refuge within this program, as it provides a friendly, non-judgemental space to make friends and have fun (for parents, partners and children alike), while offering activities and information that are valuable for all involved.
The program helps parents and their children come together in safe, informative and engaging environments by providing opportunities to attend playgroups or parent groups within the community.
Activities may include craft, workshops, visits to organisations and specialists (e.g. occupational therapists, dieticians, child health nurses etc.), as well as visits to community events. These groups may also be used to facilitate supervised access visits for families who have children in foster care, as program staff will be on site to provide supervision.
All group activities are free, held in accessible venues with catering and transportation sometimes provided (if applicable).
By working collaboratively with other services and agencies, the program provides a coordinated response to families experiencing disadvantage. Through the creation of a support network, specialised service coordination and collaborative case management, families can receive the assistance they need to lead functional life.
The Young Parents Program welcomes those who are:
To access support from the Young Parents Program, an eligible young person must first become a client of the service.
Contact Corrie Segboer, Program Coordinator, on 0418 721 464 or at to make a referral or to learn more about the program.
Become a member of the Young Parents Townsville Facebook group to stay connected with other families and new friends!