‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’

Connections prides itself on the array of innovative services we offer to those who need it most. From homelessness support for families to early child and parenting services, our work is focussed on family strengthening and early intervention services for people in need.

One of the latest additions to our extensive range of programs is Newpin, the New Parent and Infant Network.

What is Newpin ?

Newpin is an innovative, centre-based, intensive, therapeutic approach that works with families with children aged 0-5 who are under stress. Newpin aims to break the cyclical effects of destructive and negative family behaviour; prevent child abuse and neglect; encourage self-help and lasting change; inspire good parenting and encourage positive parent-child relationships; and raise the self-esteem of individual parents. It includes a combination of therapy, parenting courses and parent/child relationship building.

Newpin offers weekly group therapy, parenting information, child development information and structured play opportunities. Members attend a minimum of twice weekly with their children and can attend Newpin for up to two years, depending on their needs.

Without you, Newpin is at risk of not continuing

Help us secure a better future for children.

With your support, we can continue to provide vulnerable families with the assistance they need and ultimately prevent child abuse and neglect.

How will my donation help?

  • $20 will fund a session in our Newpin program
  • $40 will fund an intense family support/counselling session for a family in crisis
  • $60 will fund a pick up and drop off service to the Newpin centre
  • $100 will fund an expressive therapy-based attachment group for families


All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

To find out more about Newpin, click here.