Key function is to enhance parent's skills and confidence in raising children, to improve children’s health and well-being.
Muswellbrook's Hunter Park Family Centre has been operating since 2001 to support families with information and referrals. We are a multi purpose outreach service providing access to services and support for families in South Muswellbrook, and anyone from outlying areas, needing a break or support.
Outreach includes: Department of Housing, early childhood nurse, supported playgroups, speech pathology, Playtime once a fortnight. Also the Centre can be a venue for groups, recreational and holiday activities.
Attend our friendly group meetings on Wednesdays with activities for both children and adults. Bring a home-made afternoon tea. Guest speakers.
During school holidays local children are invited to get their hands dirty working oin the community garden, where they learn about growing vegetables. Families then get to enjoy the fruits of their labour with decent supplied in season vegetables, such as silverbeet, beans, peas and lettuce.
Regular services for indigenous families include visits from the Aboriginal Family Worker, Leanne Walklate. Leanne is available every Thursday between 9.30am and 1.30pm.
Check the calendar for courses designed to help young families get expert advice of family care. Various subjects covered throughout the year.
Hunter Park Family Centre
58 Wollombi Rd, Muswellbrook
PO Box 231, Muswellbrook
Phone: 6543 3566
Fax: 6541 5270
Co-ordinator: Janelle Risby
The service is auspiced by Upper Hunter Community Services Inc. and is located externally from the QE11 Community Centre.