Our objective is building strengths and engaging families with Cultural support, to promote;

Healthy development in children

Strong and functional families

Help reduce child abuse and neglect

Help reduce intergenerational disadvantage

Tharawal has many programs of which Brighter Futures are directly linked to and can assist your family with accessing the right ones for you.

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Families wanting to participate in the Dhiiyaan Brighter Futures program can be referred to us through the following pathways:

A community agency or health professional such as a doctor, welfare worker, childcare worker or teachers

The Department of Community Services Helpline

Self referral

To make a community referral or self referral, please phone us on 02 4620 0400 or visit our centre to discuss
the referral and we will guide you through the process.

The Brighter Futures Program

With the cultural support of the Dhiiyaan Brighter Futures Program, you are able to assist with the planning of your family’s future. Brighter Futures is designed to support you and your family and together we can work on building the strengths and needs you and your family already have.

Each family joining the program will be linked with a Brighter Futures caseworker who will work with families to identify their strengths and needs and develop a cultural support package.


Our services are centered but not limited to linking families to the following services:

Centre-based quality child care

Regular home visiting

Parenting Programs

Case Management

Centre and home based family support services


Is Brighter Futures the right program for my family?

Eligibility and suitability are assessed by identifying whether your family may be experiencing challenges in some of the following areas:

  • Lack of family or social support
  • Child behavioural or mental health issues
  • Parenting mental health issues
  • Parenting drug or alcohol misuse
  • Experiencing domestic or family violence
  • Parental learning difficulties or intellectual disabilities
  • In need of parenting skills

Once family are determined eligible by the Brighter Futures Unit, a suitability assessment will then be completed by the allocated Caseworker

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Indigenous Triple P

A positive parenting program that helps families to minimise the stresses of parenting and maximise the fun of raising children.

Woman’s Healing and Pampering Groups

Learn ideas that you can take home to take care of yourself as we often forget to.

123 Magic

A short but effective parenting program to assist with challenging behaviours that some parents face in their day to day lives.

Play Group

Brighter Futures also link families to other programs that may be beneficial to assist your family achieve goals.

Art Group

Meet other parents in a fun, relaxing environment and learn Aboriginal Art.

Money Management

Learn budgeting tips and how to avoid future budgeting challenges.