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Intensive Family Services

These programs focus on parenting and family functioning with the aim of bringing about nurturing and safe environments for children.

To this end our workers can offer assistance and expertise in many areas, including practical parenting skills, child development, home management, advocacy, risk management and safety planning. 

Intensive Family Services provide the following 3 programs – Family Enhancement, Building Strengths and Family Connections.

For the Family Enhancement Service we accept referrals from all services, including self-referrals. This program is outreach whereby families are visited at home approximately once a week over a period of 8-10 weeks to provide assistance with the family’s identified challenges. 

For our Building Strengths and Family Connections programs we only receive referrals for these programs from the Department of Child Protection Family Support. Please read the Referral Fact Sheet for information on how to refer to our programs.


The Intensive Family Service is located in the following four locations:

Central Team:

Address: 5/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth WA 6004

Phone: 9220 1288

Email: ifs.referrals@unitingcarewest.org.au


Inner North Team:

Address: 920 Beaufort Street, Inglewood WA 6052

Phone: 6279 1899

Email: ifs.referrals@unitingcarewest.org.au


Fremantle Team:

Address: 10-12 Market Street, Fremantle WA 6160

Phone: 9239 0900

Email: IFS.referrals@unitingcarewest.org.au


Outer North Team

Address: 56 Baltimore Parade, Merriwa 6030

Phone: 9206 6200

Email: IFS.referrals@unitingcarewest.org.au



Making a Referral to Intensive Family Services  

Building Strengths Referral Form

Family Connections Referral Form

Family Enhancement Referral Form


Contact Details

Phone: 9220 1288