Family and Business (FaB) Support program

The Family and Business Support Program (FaBS) is a group of people ready to help you during difficult situations like drought, bushfire and other adverse events.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, contact FaBS for support.

What the FaBS team are about

All FaBS team members are:

  • independent
  • confidential
  • from a variety of regional business and agricultural backgrounds
  • experienced in dealing with emergency situations.

What our FaBS do

FaBS provide free, informal advice on what to do next.

FaBS are an experienced team of professionals who will listen and help you find ways to manage the situation. Team members work closely with service providers and can help connect you to services, including:

  • financial counselling
  • local health networks
  • emotional wellbeing and counselling services
  • government and non-government assistance
  • community organisations and donations.

A team member can come to your home or business for a face-to-face discussion.

FaBS for drought recovery

Primary producers, their families and small business dealing with drought can get help by connecting with a FaBS mentor.

Mentors are available in, or near, the drought-affected areas of:

  • Adelaide Hills
  • Eyre Peninsula
  • Murray-Mallee
  • Upper North
  • Mid North
  • Pastoral.

How to contact FaBS mentors

To connect with a drought FaBS mentor, you can contact the PIRSA Recovery team, or call a mentor directly.

PIRSA Recovery Hotline: 1800 931 314
Email: PIRSA.drought@sa.gov.au

Adelaide Hills
Colleen White: 0409 388 649

Eyre Peninsula
Steve Whillas: 0458 852 268

Murray Mallee and Upper North
Robyn Cain: 0411 633 085

Murray Mallee
John Chase: 0419 848 672

Murray Mallee and Pastoral
Brent Fletcher: 0439 409 430

Upper North
Judy Wilkinson: 0401 122 049

Mid North
Kay Matthias: 0427 430 243

Upper North and Pastoral
John White: 0447 787 436

Pastoral
Anne Collins: 0427 486 115
Ross Sawers: 0417 119 547

Page Last Reviewed: 24 Mar 2020
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