Our Services

Communities for Children

Early intervention strategies can create a pathway for stronger young people and families.

yourtown is the Facilitating Partner for Deception Bay Communities for Children (CfC) services.

We work in consultation with the Deception Bay CfC Committee and key stakeholders on a whole of community approach to support and strengthen local service networks that contribute to enhancing early childhood development and wellbeing for children up to 12 years of age.

This service is for:
Children and Young PeopleParents and Carers
It helps with:

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Contact Details & Locations

CfC is delivered at Deception Bay in South East Queensland.

Responding To Specific Needs

The CfC program was created in response to a recognised need for prevention and early intervention efforts to achieve positive outcomes for disadvantaged communities throughout Australia.

We aim to give children the best start in life by using prevention and early intervention approaches that work towards improved health and wellbeing of families, and to create strong, child-friendly communities.

“Without the CfC Pasifika playgroup I would not have settled in Australia as quick as I have. I did not know anyone when I came here, just my daughter and husband. Now I have a lot of friends, young and old from different ethnic groups.” – Parent  

Strengthening The Community

We work with and fund Community Partners to provide direct services for children and their families. By doing this, we’re building the capacity of the local service system to effect greater change over time.


Our Community Partners include:

  • Mindle Bygul Aboriginal Corporation
  • Deception Bay Community Youth Programs
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Hacker and Robinson


Providing a range of services and projects including:

  • Healthy Activities for Families
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Family Networker
  • Learning and Literacy Outreach Program (LLOP)
  • Coordinated Advocacy and Referral for Early Intervention (CARE)
  • Connected Families
  • Partnering with Parents

This initiative is supported by the Australian Government, with yourtown as the Facilitating Partner.

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