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The Smith Family - Communities for Children

The Smith Family has been the Facilitating Partner for the Australian Government’s Raymond Terrace and Karuah Region Communities for Children Facilitating Partner (CfC FP) since 2004.

We facilitate the delivery of a range of services designed to improve outcomes for children from 0 to 12 years old and their families within the local community.  By taking a place-based and 'whole of community' approach, Raymond Terrace and Karuah CfC FP aims to help build a strong community that is inclusive and supportive of all families living in Raymond Terrace and Karuah Local Government Area.

The Raymond Terrace and Karuah Region CfC initiative operates within the Port Stephens Local Government Area near the Newcastle and Hunter Valley regions of New South Wales.

The Community Strategic Plan for Raymond Terrace and Karuah CfC FP provides the roadmap for the development and implementation of the initiative for the period 2015-2019.

Strategic Priorities:

  • My Smart Community:  Quality early childhood development, education and care, and; success at school.
  • My Strong Community:  Physical health and wellbeing.
  • My Skilled Community:  Education, training and employment support for parents/carers of children 0 to 12 years.

Alison Harwood Project Manager Communities for Children, Raymond Terrace/Karuah


Phone number: 02 4960 0572

Fax number: 02 9983 1118

Email Address: alison.harwood@thesmithfamily.com.au

Website: The Smith Family - Communities for Children website


Suite 206, 161 Maitland Rd, Mayfield, 2304

PO BOX 5, Mayfield 2304