Connected Families

YWCA Australia’s Connected Family Program works with young parents up to the age of 25 to strengthen their confidence, community connection and parenting skills in the Darwin region.

Becoming a parent is a big change in most people’s lives.

Connecting with other young parents going through a similar experience can help you feel more supported and connected to your local community during this challenging time.

Additional support from YWCA can help you with referrals to other support services including education, training or employment opportunities.

Sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

What support can we provide?    

  • Peer connection groups and activities within local Darwin and Palmerston area
  • Young parent learning and education groups
  • Individual parenting support to access services and provide advocacy
  • Pathways and referrals to education, employment and training opportunities
  • Pathways and referrals to tailored to client’s individual needs, including medical appointments, legal advice, housing referrals and advocacy

Who can we help?

Parents of any gender up to the age of 25, who are either pregnant or with children in their care. Connected Families is open to single parents or young couples.

If you have recently had your child removed from your care, we may still be able to support you. Give us a call to talk about your options.

How do I refer myself or someone else?

Our team are available from 8-4 Monday to Friday to answer your questions or complete a referral. You can reach our team by calling (08) 8932 9155 or emailing us at

Alternatively, you can submit a referral form below, and our team will be in touch within 2 business days.

Make a referral

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YWCA Australia wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work, live and play and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We recognise First Nations people as the custodians of the lands, seas and skies, with more than 60,000 years of wisdom, connection and relationship in caring for Country.

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