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Support for children

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"Red Chocolate Elephants" is the name of a support group in Sydney's north for children bereaved by suicide. Contact us or read more.

The Salvation Army provides a wide variety of support options for children.

Child care centres - The Salvation Army runs quality child care programs at Macquarie Fields in western Sydney and Carina in Brisbane.

The Salvation Army Counselling Service provides professional counselling for children around issues such as surviving abuse, behavioural problems and dealing with parents’ divorce/ separation. Contact us or find out more.

Bereaved by Suicide support group at Chatswood in Sydney’s north for children who have lost a loved one to suicide. Contact us or find out more.

Children of people in addiction - a support group is offered in the Illawarra region of NSW. Contact us or find out more.

Salvation Army refuges provide a safe place for women and their children escaping situations of domestic violence. Contact a women's refuge or find out more.

Kids clubs & playgroups - many Salvation Army churches run after-school kids clubs, pre-school playgroups and other family-based activities. Contact your local church to enquire or find out more.

Holiday camps at the beach. Do you know a child or children who could really benefit from a special holiday? The Salvation Army Collaroy Centre on Sydney’s northern beaches runs holiday camps for disadvantaged children in January and at Easter every year. Contact your local Salvation Army Community Services Centre to enquire.

Christmas cheer - The Salvation Army likes to help ensure every child receives a visit from Santa. If you know a child who could benefit from some Christmas cheer, contact your local Salvation Army Community Services Centre.

Youth support programs such as our alternative education programs often assist older children as well as youth. Find out more.