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.
The Wayside Chapel draws people out of social isolation and invites them into the healing place of community. People marginalised by homelessness, mental health issues and substance abuse can turn to Wayside for compassion, tolerance and support.
Our community services centres in both Kings Cross and Bondi, youth space and outreach service, mental health program, twilight team, community cafe and our Aboriginal project are all designed to ensure the most disadvantaged members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services.
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.
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.