Caroline Chisholm Society

  1. About this service

    Caroline Chisholm Society offers support from the moment a woman learns of her pregnancy to the time her youngest child goes to school to help women and their families to achieve a safe and nurturing environment for their children.

    Some of the services include face to face counselling, telephone counselling, free pregnancy test, supported crisis accommodation (extremely limited), in home family support, alternating groups on parenting & depression, & material aid (baby goods).

    Mentoring program
    Matches you with a volunteer with skills that complement your goals in engaging with a mentor.

    Some things mentors can help with include:
    - Learning to cook for your baby or toddler
    - Learning the road rules to allow you to get your learners permit
    - Learning how to play or read to your baby or toddler
    - Learning to maintain the house
    - Other practical life skills that you’ve not had a chance to get to know.

    Maintenance program
    Matches you with a volunteer with skills to help you keep your home safe for your baby, toddler or young children.

    Some examples of the things Home Handy Helpers can do include:
    - Setting up nursery furniture to ensure your children are in a safe environment
    - Mowing the lawn and basic gardening to avoid a fire hazard so children to play outside
    - Rubbish removal to avoid risks of fire, items falling, health issues, and biohazards.

    Material Aid
    The kinds of goods provided include:

    Baby & toddler clothes, nappies, baby formula, books, toys, puzzles, baby linen and blankets, bassinettes (high demand product, please call ahead), prams (high demand product, please call ahead), high chairs, baby baths, maternity clothes, and general canned/packaged household groceries.


      • Service name

        Caroline Chisholm Society

      • Service address

        1 Darebin Place, Caroline Springs, Victoria, 3023
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      • Additional sites

        977 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon, Victoria, 3040

      • Phone

        9361 7000

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help

      • Service hours

        Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm

      • Interpreters

        Available on request

      • Service type


      • Service for

        Youth, Counselling, Family, Material Aid, Young Parents

      • Disability access


    More information for service professionals

      • Participation length


      • Funding limit?


      • Referral mode

        In person via the phone

      • Point of intake

        Office Administration

  2. Caroline Chisholm Society