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The Groundwork Program

The Groundwork Program is a family focused support service working with a variety of families with a variety of different, often complex needs. The ADC’s unique in home education and support program is tailored to provide a solid foundation for our clients in whatever situation they find themselves in.  The purpose of the program is to ensure mothers, families and individuals receive the personalised services they require to achieve what is most important to them, given their circumstances. 

The GWP was born out of a decade of fee free services offered via the Doula Heart Network. At the start of 2016 a Family and Community Services Manger saw the value in Doula support and wanted us to support a family ongoingly as a support provider, on a long term job and to be paid. The rest is history. 

We predominately offer, however are not limited too, support and education during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.

When working for the Groundwork Program our Doulas are operating their own business and come on board as a contractor for the ADC.

The GWP is a fee for service provider who works with but not limited to, child protection agencies and those who are self or planned managed NDIS participants. 

We are flexible, qualified, experienced, responsive and adaptable in all situations. 

“I want to thank you for all your hard work you and your team have put into the two families I have referred. The notes provided have been invaluable and assisted in measuring future needs. Without your service we are unsure where this family would be today” 

S.G – Child Protection Caseworker Parramatta

Our services include but again are not limited to: 

·        Childbirth education and birth support

·        Post birth in home care and education 

·        Guidance 

·        Positive role modelling  

·        Transportation to and from appointments 

·        Referrals and resources

·        Vigil support and understanding 

·        Coordinating support teams and other services

·        Increase independent living skills including budgeting, meal planning, meal preparation,

         healthy eating/nutrition guidance

·        Written reports after each shift.


The intake process for client support is simple by making contact with us to complete the intake process to determine suitability for both parties.

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