We exist to protect the vulnerable Victorians in our community – a child suffering from abuse, a homeless young person, a woman escaping domestic violence, an impoverished couple unable to feed their family – people who desperately need help. We protect over 80,000 Victorians all across the state, each and every year.
With a range of direct services, we help people to overcome their immediate crises.These services include foster care, emergency relief, food and material aid, crisis accommodation, care for children with disabilities, assistance for victims of abuse, violence and neglect, and short-term housing. We’re also dedicated to empowering and educating Victorians, to provide them with access to brighter futures and better tomorrows. Our focus on long-term benefits includes family and financial counselling, parenting advice and support, training programs, assistance with addiction, and advocacy. We believe in and respect the value of all people, irrespective of their individual circumstances or beliefs. Everything we do is done to protect, prevent and empower disadvantaged Victorian children, young people and families.
St John of God Health Care is a leading provider of health and community services, with 14 hospitals, a community hospice, pathology and outreach services throughout Australia and in Christchurch, New Zealand. St John of God Health Care operates three psychiatric/drug and alcohol service hospitals: St John of God Pinelodge Clinic in Dandenong, Victoria; and St John of God Hospital, Richmond, and St John of God Hospital, Burwood, in Sydney, New South Wales. All hospitals provide a comprehensive suite of inpatient and day patient programs. In addition, the group provides a range of mental health outreach programs including Casa Venegas, a Sydney service supporting homeless people with mental health problems; Raphael Centres in Victoria and Western Australia, which provide support for women and families experiencing peri-natal anxiety or depression; and community counselling centres in Ballarat, Victoria, and Fremantle, Western Australia.
Southern Community Welfare is a community based, non-profit, harm prevention organisation. Since it's inception in 1995, it has provided professional, innovative therapeutic services to families and individuals. Southern Community Welfare has a particular focus on serving the community in the areas of risk, resilience and early intervention. SCW provides programs that address the areas of suicide prevention, deliberate self-injury, eating disorders, depression, child abuse, loss and grief, family breakdown and parenting skills. We also run various support groups in the areas of support after suicide; divorce and separation recovery and Rock and Water boys social strengthening. It is our commitment to care, equip, empower and offer hope to those in our community who are struggling in these areas. Our staff of professionals is here to help you find ways to effectively meet today's challenges within your family, the workplace and the community.
South Sydney Youth Services is a multi functional youth service offering individual counselling, casework, and a range of educational programs to young people in Redfern/Waterloo and the City of Sydney. We are funded by the Department of Community Services, Department of Health and Ageing, The Attorney General's Department, The Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Education and Training.
Waminda aims to empower and support Women and their Aboriginal Families of the Shoalhaven to make decisions about their own health and reduce the hight rate of ill health amongst Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander women in the Shoalhaven Community.
Our organisation provides a free service for all women and their Aboriginal families of all ages.
All transport needs will be met for aboriginal women to access the services.
The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW works to improve the quality of life for people living with mental illness, especially schizophrenia, by:"Initiating and undertaking programs which support consumers, carers and clinicians;"Raising community awareness regarding the implications of schizophrenia in order to reduce stigma;"Advocating on behalf of consumers and carers to state and federal governments; and"Supporting research into schizophrenia.
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.