Child Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)

CAFS supports families with children and young people, up to the age of 17 years, where the child or young person is:

  • Showing the early signs of emerging, or are at risk of developing, mental health issues.
  • Are affected by the mental health issues of another family member.

The service has a primary focus on the child or young person while working in a whole of family context. The focus is on improving their well-being and enabling them to better participate in their communities and reach their full potentials.

This Service is offered in the Wollongong and the Shellharbour - Kiama Statistical Areas and provides :

  • assessment
  • information and referral
  • liaison with other services
  • advocacy
  • case management
  • counselling - family and individual
  • telephone counselling and support
  • practical assistance and support
  • mediation and conflict resolution
  • advocacy
  • community education

Hours and referral information:

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.00pm


(02) 4221 7762 (Wollongong) or (02) 4295 8773 (Shellharbour-Kiama)


Child Adolescent and Family Service

17 Staff Street
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500

Child Adolescent and Family Service

33 Pioneer Drive
Oak Flats, New South Wales 2529

Funding Information:

This Service is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services