The Cleft Palate and Lip Society of Western Australia (CleftPALS WA) was established to provide support, reassurance, and knowledge to parents and families of children with a cleft condition. CleftPALS WA is a voluntary support group consisting of parents of cleft children, cleft affected adults and professionals who care for cleft conditions. Our motto is ‘The Sharing Helps’. We provide support to new families as well as advocating for better health services and research. We understand the difficulties, heartache and sometimes the shock that comes with having a child with a cleft and are here to help you as best we can. This website seeks to complement the work we do and aims to support those regional families who don’t always have the opportunity to come to a morning tea or visit a contact parent to ask for advice.
CleftPALS WA provide feeding and post-surgery equipment, breast pumps and other items needed to help you feed your baby, as well as providing support for breastfeeding and expressing.
CleftPALS WA also assists new cleft-affected families through their contact parent program. This program assigns a family with an experienced committee member which can be extremely beneficial for families who need a little extra support. If you would like to be assigned a support parent, email our Initial Contact Coordinator or text 0416 232 156.