What is the service?

The Early Links program provides time-limited support to families of children aged less than nine years around the time of their child’s diagnosis with disability or developmental delay.

Who can access this service?

We assist children, from infants up until eight years of age, and their families to:
• Recognise and build on individual and family strengths and support networks.
• Look at ways children with disability can fully participate and be part of community and plan for the future.
• Access specialist services throughout the time of diagnosis.

Where is the service located?

• Gosford
• Wyong
• Newcastle
• Maitland
• Lake Macquarie
• Cessnock/Upper Hunter
• Port Stephens

Who benefits from the service?

Early Links can assist children and their families to develop existing support networks and create new networks to meet the goals of the family and child.

Can I volunteer for this service?

Yes, there are opportunities to assist in Early Links offices.

How can I find out more?

The contact details for the Early Links program are:

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Ph: Hunter Region: (02) 4905 0700 (referral and general enquiries line)  
Ph: Central Coast Region: (02) 4326 0400
Email: early.links@vinnies.org.au
Post: PO Box 64, Islington, NSW 2296
Web: www.vinnies.org.au