Five years ago when crisis struck my family we were blessed to be linked in with Encircle for support, that to this day they are still there for us.

Encircle Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre offers a free service for families with children under 18 years residing in the family home.

The aim of family support is to develop trusting relationships to support and strengthen families.

The Family Support Program provides early intervention support to families to make changes and develop insight in the areas of parenting, family relationships, and children’s needs and development.

Family Support assists families who may have been impacted by mental health issues, relationship breakdown, social isolation, or experiences of emotional or physical trauma to improve child and family wellbeing.

The Family Support team provide case management support to assist families to reach collaborative goals.

This involves regular outreach visits and phone contact, and may also involve advocacy and support with other agencies and referral to other relevant services.

The Family Support Program can provide support to families for approximately 6 months.

Family support can assist your family to:

  • Improve relationships and family connection
  • Build resilience
  • Develop coping strategies
  • Enhance parenting skills
  • Understand children’s development stages and their needs
  • Develop routines and structure
  • Explore and improve self care
  • Budget
  • Increase awareness of other local community supports


The Family Support Program operates from Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm by appointment.

For more information or to make a referral please contact Encircle Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre:

  • Phone: 3889 0063
  • In person: 865 Gympie Rd, Lawnton Qld 4501
  • Mail: PO Box 489 Lawnton Qld 4501