Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services is an incorporated not for profit organisation providing community services in the Port Stephens LGA.

Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services is an amalgamation of Port Stephens Family Support Service and the Raymond Terrace Neighbourhood Centre; both centres delivering service to the Port Stephens Community for over 35 years.

Funded by Department of Communities and Justice, the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, the Brotherhood of St Lawrence, Department of Social Services and the Primary Health Network , PSFaNS advocates for services, projects and resources to inform, support and empower the individuals or groups that are being disadvantaged. PSFaNS is a strong advocate for social wellbeing to its local community and has formed close partnerships with various government and non/government agencies with similar objectives. These partnerships give opportunity to enhance outcomes and social conditions in the community particularly in respect of vulnerable groups and individuals.

The Team At PSFaNS

Service Manager

  • Sue Pollock

Assistant Manager

  • Ann Fletcher

Phillip Street Office

Team Leader

  • Rachel Small

Aboriginal Programs Team

  • Karen Patten
  • Emma Greenham

HIPPY Team

  • Victoria Tomaszewski
  • Domaneca Rootes
  • Katrina Clark

Phillip Street Office

Senior Practitioner

  • Andrew Norris

Child, Youth and Family Team

  • Mardi Sheridan
  • Sarah Walsh
  • Jill Granelli – Parenting Programs
  • Amy van Vegchel
  • Kelly Fletcher
  • Miranda Bemand

Jacaranda Ave Office

Team Leader

  • Maxine Battye

Administration

  • Jo Vanderhelm (Phillip St Office)
  • Clare Thomas

Neighbourhood Centre / E.R.F Team

  • Maxine Battye
  • Clare Thomas
  • Catherine Woodbine

Phillip Street Office

Clinical Practitioners

  • Timothy Dalby
  • Maddie Dalby

Jacaranda Ave Office

Team Leader

  • Ann Fletcher

Senior Practitioner

  • Kylee Anderson

Caseworkers

  • Nichola Kinnane (Intake)
  • Kayla Haslop (Young Parents)
  • Courtney Knott (Youth)
  • Adrian Smith (Men’s Family Safety)
  • Jess Sturt (Generalist)
  • Blake Jarman (Generalist)
  • Alicia Dalgleish (Generalist)

Phillip Street Office

Senior Practitioner

  • Barbara Tobin

Caseworkers

  • Ellen Pollock
  • Sarah Quinlan
  • Camilla Burgess
  • Rebecca Clark

1a Kangaroo St

Coordinator

  • Courtney Knott

Team

  • Kayla Haslop
  • Kelly Fletcher
  • Rebecca Clark

Mallabula Hall

Tilligerry Family Network Team

  • Danielle Haagensen (Children’s Worker)
  • Glenys Key (Child and Family Group Worker)
  • Miranda Bemand (Caseworker)

Board of Management

Chairperson

  • Robyn South

Vice Chairperson

  • Phiona Haire

Secretary

  • Helen Smyth  

Treasurer

  • Richard South

Members

  • Tim Mizzi
  • Chris Baguley

  

 

Our work would not be possible without the work of our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers have helped out in a great many ways; assisting our emergency relief team, preparing food for schools and groups, assisting in our children’s / youth groups; assistance in running and maintaining office IT; gardening and so much more.

Your ongoing commitment, dedication and time enable us to deliver exceptional service and support to our wider communities. Because of this invaluable contribution, we’re eager to say a big public “Thank you volunteers! We salute you!”.

Some of whom are listed below.

  • Caitlin Cocking
  • Catherine Woodbine
  • Julianne Cocking
  • Hannah Dorahy
  • Liz Barnes
  • Ollie Oladosu
  • Robyn Hope
  • The Sandwich Ladies

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Click here for more information.

The PSFaNS Fur Team

At PSFaNS, we LOVE animals. When you visit our centre, you have the opportunity to play with our comfort dogs (Barney & Mossy). If you are lucky, you might even see a little lamb!

An animal’s presence in a counselling or group setting can have a calming effect on children, acting as an ‘ice-breaker’ that is comforting and increases engagement. Children have said that they find it easier to talk to dogs or to talk with a dog present. In addition, valuable social and emotional learning can occur through a relationship with an animal.

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The organisations that help us and the community

PSFaNS is a strong advocate for social wellbeing to its local community and has formed close partnerships with various government and non/government agencies with similar objectives. These partnerships give opportunity to enhance outcomes and social conditions in the community particularly in respect of vulnerable groups and individuals.