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Continuing the Journey of Supporting, Empowering, and Creating Opportunities for the communities of South West Sydney  

About Us

Community First Step (CFS) is a not-for-profit organisation offering a wide range of services including children’s services, disability services, community development, youth and family case management services. Our commitment to the community extends to supporting newly arrived migrants through the provision of specialised settlement support services, addressing their unique needs and facilitating integration into their new environment.

 

With a history that spans over 50 years, we aim at supporting and empowering the communities of South West Sydney to overcome disadvantage and barriers to personal, social and economic growth by delivering inclusive and innovative services.

As a growing community organisation, Community First Step collaborates with the community, business and government, to strive for excellence in meeting the holistic needs of our clients through the provision of high quality supportive, recreational, cultural, sporting and welfare programs.

 

Community Services

Our team can help you and your family through personalised family services and community building programs.

Our caseworkers support and work with you on a one-on-one basis, providing guidance and assistance with the challenges life throws at you.

 

You can also join our various programs and workshops specifically for parents, children and youth. These programs and workshops vary from informative to fun, sporty or skills building.

Community Hub

We are here to help

CFS aims to assist individuals to overcome disadvantage and barriers to personal, social and economic growth. Our client-centered Hub, Navigation support, Casework, and internal services ensure a personalised intake process, identifying your unique needs. Our goal is to establish a sustained trusting relationship with all individuals, supporting their journey to growth and empowerment. ​

Some of the assistance we provide includes:​

  • Emergency Relief Food Hampers on appointment and as available

  • Assistance in filling out forms and applications for example Centrelink forms

  • Referrals to other service providers

  • Advocacy and direct support to clients

  • Settlement Support Services

  • Assessment and Care Planning

  • Access to skills training and employment skills for long-term unemployed and recent migrants and refugees

  • Case management for families with children and at-risk youth

  • Access for youth to recreation and skills building activities

  • We have multiple childcare facilities with various options for families including Before and After School Care, Vacation Care and Occasional Care

  • Roving Childcare

  • Supported Playgroups

  • Support Co-ordination

  • Respite Services 

  • Disability Day Programs

  • Community Access 

  • Supported Independent Living

  • Disability Support Hub​

We speak your language

In all our services we have a diverse group of staff that represents the community we work in.We speak many languages so that you can always speak to someone when you need it most.

Languages spoken include:

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Arabic

Cantonese

Spanish

Assyrian

Marathi

English

Telugu

Creole

Kannada

Hindi

Mandarin

Japanese

Urdu

Chaldean

Fullani

Malaylam

Polish

Tagalog

Thai

Burmese

Singhalese

Sudanese

Vietnamese

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