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We provide one-to-one and other support for parents
. Typically our trained volunteers visit the family’s home for a couple of hours every week.  They tailor-make their support to the needs of the parents and children. Volunteers are very committed and will keep visiting until the youngest child turns five or starts school, or until the parents feel they can stand on their own two feet.  Parents and volunteers often develop a deeply trusting relationship which can lead to powerful change within the family.

 We also run family groups and social events for families.



Our values:

  • We offer families choice
  • We work in partnership – with each other, with families and with other agencies
  • We work in a spirit of openness, encouragement and enjoyment
  • We are flexible and responsive to the needs of families
  • Parents helping parents – a simple idea that really works


Baptcare’s Home-Start program in Australia wins Business Excellence Award
Baptcare’s Bendigo Home-Start program recently won the Powercor Bendigo Business Excellence Award for not-for-profit/community service organisation of the year. Read more
The Home-Start Worldwide Oslo conference report is now available.
Home-Start Worldwide has published (Dec 2014) the report of its triennial training conference on the theme “Maintaining High Quality Family Support in Difficult Times”. This took place in Oslo between 23-27th September 2014 Read more
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