We support both families with children and young people who have a disability. We believe friendship and support are important cornerstones of a meaningful and fulfilling life. Our programs focus on building meaningful companionship and social experiences in the community through sport, arts, recreation and general participation in all life’s experiences.
Each young person or child and family have different goals. Our experienced Coordinators will work with you to help achieve those goals and have a fulfilling life.
Supporting someone you love with a disability can have its tough days. It can feel really isolating. It can be hard to find time for yourself and you might feel as though you’re the only person in the world who can’t seem to find the time to join in a club or activity or just catch up with a friend.
At Extended Families our services aren’t just about being there for your loved one, we’re about being there for you too. With programs of support, choosing Extended Families is choosing the life you and your family deserve.
Perhaps it’s a simple as you and your partner having the opportunity to go and see a movie together or for you to have lunch with a friend. All the while knowing your loved one is building friendships and connections, enjoying their own independent time with a skilled volunteer or carer.
Our programs and services are available for children and young people with a disability and their families. Generally, we work with participants up to 17 years of age and those with an NDIS plan or individual support package for young adults up to 30 years of age. We also have specific programs that particularly focus on supporting carers and parents too.
Check out our programs and services to see how we can help.
How does ExtendABLE Online work?
ExtendABLE Online is an online social inclusion support program designed to offer opportunities for participants to connect and engage in a safe and social environment.
It is a great way for NDIS participants to develop relationships with peers while engaging in activities of interest - it can be done from home, which saves the hassle of getting from A to B - fantastic for rural participants - and is also a way for kids to use their screen time valuably. Our program is an amazingly affordable options for participants who have limited funding, but still want to get involved!
Our Individual volunteers provide genuine friendship, practical assistance and mentoring support to a child or young person, helping them develop important life skills. They also help them take part in social activities such as a variety of sport, recreation and leisure events that are of interest to the child. Some volunteer matches also provide direct support for the family.
Living with a disability can be difficult. We support people aged 0-30 and their families in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula to build friendships and connect with their community.Read More
Suite 1, 95 Bell Street
Coburg Victoria 3058