Prosper's Work

Family One Stop Shop

Run at Rotary Community Centre (34 North Parade Campsie) every Thursday during school term time, the Family One Stop Shop offers families an opportunity to access free financial counselling, legal advice, casework, parent education, disability support, counselling, and other services. We offer free child care to families attending appointments and run our regular free clothing and goods pool events from the Family One Stop Shop, along with a range of special projects and activities for those in need. View the 2018 Family One Stop Shop calendar.

Welfare Program

Prosper supports parents and children experiencing poverty or financial hardship with regular free clothing and goods pool events based at our Family One Stop Shop, and other community locations. Prosper also delivers a range of other welfare activities in partnership with local organisations including the provision of a free medical clinic and food service. Dates for these activities can be found on Prosper’s Facebook page.  You can register to donate clothing, toys, kitchenware or other items for the welfare program here.

Groups and Parent Training

Prosper offers a range of parent training sessions, as well as a suite of specialist training services aimed at foster, kinship and other carers of children living in out of home care. General programs include; Triple P and Enhanced Triple P, Tuning In To Kids and Circle of Security delivered in English, Mandarin and Arabic. We also offer support groups like Keeping Children Safe, and regularly run financial literacy programs such as Money Minded. Prosper additionally specialises in developing new group programs including; Burwood Better Beginnings and the award-winning Achieving School Success program.

Early Years Program

A diverse program of activities for children aged 0-5. Our offering includes; Infant Massage groups, play and learn activities, the PlayPower program and our multicultural playgroup run on Wednesday mornings during school term time from 10.30am – 12.30pm in Ashfield Baptist Church Hall (Corner of Holden and Norton Streets, Ashfield).

Community Development

From our innovative ESL English and Health literacy program for non-English speaking mothers with a baby, and our extensive work delivering community events such as our Engaging Adolescents Expo and Fantastic Fathers program, through to our family functioning projects for new humanitarian entrants – we’ve got community covered!

Children and Young People

Prosper works with disadvantaged children and young people in their schools and communities, offering tailored activities that change lives. Our current programming includes; Prosper’s Feel Good Food initiative to provide employment, skills and training to young parents and marginalised youth, our lego club delivered in partnership with local agencies to support socially isolated children and children with additional needs in developing social skills and networks, targetted child protection sessions and our Stories in the Garden project (winner of the 2017 Zest Award, Out of the Box innovation category).