Parish Patience Immigration began as the law firm of Walter Parish in 1888. John Patience joined the firm in 1937, and for many years Parish Patience was a leading commercial law firm in Sydney. David Bitel, our senior partner, joined the firm in 1976, and following significant changes to Administrative and then Immigration Law in the 1980s, began to specialise in immigration law. The Parish Patience migration law section has since grown into one of the largest specialist immigration law practices in Australia.
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.
Parramatta Mission provides vital services to the community throughout Sydney's west. Our aim is to provide relevant and practical support programs that interlock with the life of our vibrant and diverse city. By responding to the needs of people in crisis with empathy and understanding, community spirit is upheld, social justice is promoted and opportunities for change and acceptance are created. For over twenty years the Mission's driving focus has been to create a caring and healthy community through the instigation of practical and supportive programs.
The Peer Support Foundation is dedicated to providing dynamic peer led learning programs that foster the physical, social and mental well being of young people and their community. Peer led learning programs allow young people to:"Develop skills in cooperative learning"Investigate together issues they feel adults may not relate to"Develop effective ways to deal with their life experiences"Explore ways in which other people deal with similar experiences"Become better leaders
To challenge our processes and recognise new initiatives. To consistently achieve our goals of integrity, honesty and continuous improvement in all that we say and do. To treat all people with respect and strive to understand their needs within the community.