The primary focus of Noffs services is socially disadvantaged and disconnected young people and those from indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds. Our particular expertise is in the treatment of young people with drug and alcohol problems and in particular those with comorbid mental health issues. While focussed on young people, Noffs involves the whole community by organising and promoting events to create shared experiences, open pathways for dialogue and enhance the sense of social inclusion.
All Noffs services emphasise the use of multi-dimensional approaches to engage and maintain positive relationships with young people. These approaches include the creation of welcoming and safe social spaces, inclusion of young people in decision-making and planning processes, catering for social and cultural diversity, collaboration with a range of other specialist services and a focus on problem solving. All of our services are based on leading research and are continually evaluated.
UnitingCare Children Young People and Families formed in July 2006 through the integration of four agencies within UnitingCare NSW/ACT. The coming together of these agencies was a great step forward in providing a continuum of services to children, young people and their families throughout NSW/ACT. UnitingCare Burnside - concern for social justice and the needs of people who are disadvantaged are based on Christian values which inform the way we serve and represent people and communities. All of Burnside's services are inclusive and based on achieving just, safe, nurturing and healthy life experiences for children, young people and families. We aim to protect children from abuse and neglect by breaking the cycles of disadvantage and building on strengths. Our out-of-home care services provide children and young people who cannot live with their families with saafe and stabel environments where they can flourish.
The Centre is a service for women, providing:"counselling"information"groups"support We are committed to providing a service which supports the psychological and emotional well-being of women, recognising the social, environmental, economic, physical and cultural factors which affect women's health.
Parramatta Mission has been providing services to people who are homeless, people facing crisis and people living with mental illness for over 40 years. The Mission’s broader history can be traced back to the opening of the first Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on the current head office site in 1821. Parramatta Mission’s expansive community programs were born out of the early Wesleyan’s ethos of outreach, community and inclusiveness.
Today, Parramatta Mission is one of the largest providers of community mental health services in New South Wales, as well as one of the largest providers of community services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Sydney.
UnitingCare Australia is the national body for the UnitingCare Network, one of the largest providers of community services in Australia. With over 1,600 sites, the network employs 39,000 staff and is supported by the work of over 28,000 volunteers. We provide services to children, young people and families, Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, the poor and disadvantaged, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and older Australians in urban, rural and remote communities.
Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm is part of its network of care, support and training for homeless and troubled youth. Nestled in the secluded Southern Highlands of NSW, it provides a safe and stable environment for young people. The program at Triple Care Farm combines residential care, vocational training, education, counselling, placement and aftercare. The aim is to help young people get back on track so that they can live up to potential, realise goals, learn and grow.
The Transcultural Mental Health Centre is a state-wide organisation funded by the NSW Health that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities through a community capacity building approach with a whole of lifespan focus. The TMHC seeks to achieve this through working in partnership with mental health services, consumers, carers and the community, NGO sector, ethno-specific services and other relevant government departments.