WAYS (Waverley Action for Youth Services Inc) is an iconic, not-for-profit, community organisation providing a range of education and support services to young people and their families across the Eastern, Inner and Southern suburbs of Sydney and has been doing so since 1979.
Their mission is to work with young people aged 9 to 25 years and create positive future pathways.
WAYS offers an integrated model of service delivery with a team of supportive, committed staff. Our services include recreation, education and training, case management, counselling, health promotion and clinical services.
Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) is a community legal centre providing free legal advice, casework and community legal education to people who live, work or study in the Randwick and Botany Bay local government areas of New South Wales.
We specialise in discrimination law and provide advice New South Wales wide on discrimination problems.
We are part of the Law Faculty of UNSW Australia and run innovative clinical legal education courses where law students analyse the operation of the legal system by working with disadvantaged clients of the Centre. Students at KLC are encouraged to think critically about the law and the legal system while assisting real clients and working on projects.
The Uniting Mental Health Project was started to develop and grow services that focus on prevention and early action to improve outcomes for those experiencing, or at risk of, a mental illness. One key focus for the Project is the development of training for staff to build on their knowledge and skills in the area of mental 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.
Overview WESDARC is a not-for-profit, Incorporated, Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with Authority to fundraise under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991, operating for the benefit of the community both independently and in partnership with a broad range of Government and Non-government agencies. Philosophy Education and community development can minimise the harm associated with alcohol and other drug use as well as change the belief and value systems that support this. Vision WESDARC operates from within the community to promote the principles of harm minimisation in a creative and responsive way that reflects an understanding of the diversity of social, cultural and environmental needs of people living in Penrith, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury.