How we can help

N-HARP supports families to recover after living in a household where there has been family violence. We specialise in trauma-informed care that focuses on helping children and their caregivers to feel safe and to strengthen their relationships.

We help adults to understand their own and their child's experience of the violence and learn ways to support their family's wellbeing and recovery.

Who can access N-HARP?

The program is free and available to people who:

• live in Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra, Hume and Merri-bek local government areas; and
• have experienced family violence.

This can include:

• children aged up to 14 years, and their caregiver/s
• young people over 15 years with or without their caregiver
• adult victim-survivors with children

N-HARP Group Programs

N-HARP offers a range of tailored group programs.
Click on a program below to discover more.

Mothers in Mind

A safe and supportive program for mothers and their children aged 0 - 5 years old to build confidence and connection after hurtful experiences.


A group for mothers to connect in a safe and welcoming space.


A group for teenagers who have experienced family violence.

The Healing Circle

A creative art based therapeutic program for women who are recovering from family violence

2024 Program Dates & Details

Interested in referring someone?

Individual clients

For all individual therapeutic support for yourself, your family or a client you are working with please contact Berry Street intake:

Group Program

If you are interested in the Kids First NHARP Groups – Momentum, Healing Circle, Mothers in Mind and Connections or any general questions please contact the NHARP Team at Kids First on:


To find out more about the Northern Healing and Recovery Program and our individual and Group Programs, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch to discuss. If you would like to speak with someone on the phone, please call 03 9450 0900.

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