Community benefits

Strengthen a family's connection to the local community

HIPPY aims to build and strengthen families’ connections to and engagement with their local community and to expand their networks and knowledge around local resources. HIPPY recognises the importance of community, belonging and pride as a key influencing factor in improving wellbeing.

At the end of 2022,




increase in families feeling supported by their community after doing HIPPY

of graduating families said HIPPY helped connect them to other community services

of families were confident with finding information on services by the time they left HIPPY

HIPPY brings families together in group meetings and at community events to share, learn and celebrate. Over the two years of the program, families build relationships with each other and share their experiences of teaching their child and their child’s journey through school. Group meetings are also an opportunity to learn about other local services that can provide support for HIPPY families.