The Salvation Army has many and varied services to assist in alleviating poverty and human suffering. Some services may be contacted directly and these numbers are listed in the white pages of the telephone directory. Accommodation Services have silent numbers and may be contacted through each Divisional Headquarters, these numbers are also listed in the white pages.
We provide programs with a focus on employment sustainability including Disability Employment Services, Indigenous Employment Programs, mentoring programs for graduates (Grad Advance), school leaver programs, and training and advice to build your career.
For employers, we skillfully address your recruitment needs with selective candidate matching, government incentives advice, on the job training, and advice to support existing employee disability concerns. By taking a personal approach, in getting to know your business we can introduce you to innovative solutions that can benefit your business productivity.
The Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to enhancing opportunities and relationships for people with disabilities, their families and the aged within their communities.
The Housing Connection is a supported accommodation service and also provides Transition to Work programs. Support can be provided in an individual's own home or in a variety of community environments. Support could be given in the areas of living skills, training at home, in the community, travelling, financial management, making social networks, confidence building, communication skills and self-advocacy. Staff who are trained and committed to the principles and objectives of The Housing Connection provide this support.
The Samaritans Foundation was established in 1984 and is one of the largest regional organisations within Australia stretching across the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast Regions. The organisation's overall mission is to provide unconditional support to disadvantaged people and to promote social and economic policies that promote social inclusion, social justice and the quality of life of individuals, families, groups and general community. The Samaritans Foundation believes that people presently experiencing disadvantage have the right, equally with others, to fully participate in and contribute to community life by promoting acceptance, justice, reconciliation, peace and dignity for all people.
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
The services can be accessed through headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.
The service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
Vision: To enable full participation within a diverse and inclusive community.
Mission: To work in the community with people with a mental health issue or psychosocial disability, their families and carers to provide recovery orientated supports and resources.
What we value: Hopes and dreams, people focus and individual strengths, inclusion, partnership, diversity and recovery journeys.
Suicide Prevention Australia was established in 1992, It is a national public health organisation incorporated in NSW and is a membership association and a registered charity. SPA hosts the Annual National Suicide Prevention Conference in Australia and is funded from time to time to support this role by the LIFE Framework, Australia's National Suicide Prevention Strategy. SPA's achievements include a number of research projects. For example, SPA wrote Australia's first media guidelines for suicide prevention in Achieving the Balance. More recently, SPA is involved in a capacity building program with other agencies called Community LIFE.