Family by Family

We want to see all families thrive not just survive

We’re a network of families helping other families make the changes they want to make in their lives.


We find and train families who have been through tough times, who have come out the other side and are now experiencing more ups than downs. We call these families Sharing Families – families who have something to share.

Sharing Families support families who are going through tough times and want to make changes in their lives. We call these families Seeking Families – families who are seeking something more. Together the families work on achieving goals and move towards thriving lives. Nobody tells the families what they need to change – everyone’s goals are different.

Some families want help with budgeting, some want to get along better, others want to get out and about more and make more friends. There are lots of changes that link ups can help families make. People are at the centre of everything we do – it’s all about getting more good stuff happening for families! Any family can get a link up so long as they have something they want to change and live in Northern, Inner South and West Adelaide, or Mount Druitt in New South Wales.

Latest news

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

MtD-team

A message from Dani The last 12 months have been the ride of a lifetime, it started with a road trip with my friends and colleagues from Adelaide checking out Mt Druitt and interviewing staff. What stands out to me the most is the readiness that this community had to embrace Family by Family. We spent the first few months scoping the…

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mt Druitt Scoping Report_Front_page

Welcome to Mt Druitt! Download the Mt Druitt Scoping Report. Mount Druitt, or “Mounty County” as it is affectionately known by the locals, is a community of contrasts. Shattered glass, boarded-up shops covered in graffiti and burnt-out cars sit alongside community breakfasts, kids clubs, and free plant giveaways. Many people volunteer their time to help others, and most wouldn’t want…

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