Pregnancy and Family Support (PFS) emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support our more vulnerable community members, as well as a desire for actions to speak louder than words. PFS was initially established in 1981 to provide free counselling and practical support to pregnant women and families with children under 18. It is an organisation driven by a strong foundation of dedicated volunteers and committee members. Over the years, PFS has expanded the services it offers and operates with Community, Philanthropic and Government Assistance. By providing a welcoming, non-judgemental and caring environment, our staff work alongside clients dealing with the complex challenges of today's society, aiming always, to help in improving their quality of life
PREGNANCY & FAMILY SUPPORT
A Not-For-Profit Organisation, Supporting and Working Towards a Brighter Future for Pregnant Women and Families living on the Gold Coast
At Pregnancy and Family Support Association, we’re supporting initiatives to serve the people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society, including poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, families living with chronic physical illness or mental health difficulties. Please join our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
OPEN DAYS: TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
OPERATING HOURS: 9AM - 5PM
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY
(07) 5575 8442
WHAT WE DO
EMERGENCY RELIEF SUPPORT SERVICES
Our Emergency Relief Program is designed to assist families experiencing significant financial distress, by providing finances when available, to help with basic living expenses, such as:
BABY GOODS AND CLOTHING
With our organisation's mission always in mind, we strive to provide each baby with the best start to life as possible. We do this by providing donated baby items, including:
Blankets & wraps
PREGNANCY & PARENTING
Free and Bulk Billed psychological intervention is available at PFS for a range of issues and difficulties often arising during the perinatal period (conception to 1-year postpartum) and whilst parenting young children.
Therapeutic intervention provided by our Perinatal Psychologist is available for issues such as:
Anxiety or Depression
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
Our team is constantly working to make a positive impact on the local community. We achieve this by building and maintaining strong relationships with other community agencies and government departments, advocating on consumers behalf and referring when necessary. All people presenting at the agency are provided information about appropriate supports available for their current needs, which may include:
Referral to Domestic Violence services
Advocacy and advice for housing
Seeking schooling for pregnant teens
Knowledge of government entitlement
Referral for Child Care fee relief
Obtaining household items
Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
'BABY GIVE BACK' PROVIDES A HUGE HELPING HAND:
Baby Give Back is a local non-for-profit organisation, powered by some very dedicated Mums who share our vision of supporting families and giving all babies the best start in life. These volunteers lovingly clean, sort and safety check donated baby items and provide them to this agency. If you have any donations that could help set up a nursery, please contact them today.
Please go to www.babygiveback.org
WHAT CONSUMERS SAY:
"I don't know what I would have done without this service. I was at the end of my wits and these amazing people gave me such support and kindness"
"Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, when my child fell ill I wasn't sure how we would survive, this services has literally saved my family and my sanity."
"I cannot thank you enough and appreciate your beautiful thoughts for us, things would have been impossible without your support"
WAYS TO HELP
PARTNER WITH US
If you believe your community agency, organisation, department or support network could compliment or help the work we do, then please get in touch with us today so we can discuss about how we could collaborate to serve our local community.
We look forward to hearing from you.
MAKE A DONATION
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause and all monetary donations are tax deductible. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Pregnancy and Family Support.
Please Make a Donation today and assist our more vulnerable women and families.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Our organisation always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Pregnancy and Family Support Association an even better charity than it already is. We always have a generous supply of toys, baby clothing, blankets, prams, nursery items, etc. which need sorting and delivering. These items are provided to local families in need, as well as emergency response to natural disasters affecting our region.
Any assistance is always appreciated.
OUR FUNDING BODIES
PFS receives partial funding from the State Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and is also supported by local philanthropic enterprises and community funds. Without this essential funding we would not be able to continue providing support to those most vulnerable in our community, but more help is always needed to keep this essential project operational. Our heartfelt thanks goes to the incredible generosity of all our sponsors and in particular these major donating bodies:
The Insurance Advisernet Community Fund
The Wallace Trust
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund
The Mudgeeraba Foundation
Gold Coast City Council
Neumann Benevolent Foundation
CONTACT PREGNANCY AND FAMILY SUPPORT ASSOCIATION
Get in touch with Pregnancy and Family Support Association to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
(07) 5575 8442