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 Disability Trust is committed to providing highly professional care and services as well as advocacy for people with disabilities and their families.
Based in regional NSW with our head office in Wollongong, The Disability Trust provides a wide range of services to residents from Sydney in the north to the Victorian border.
The Disability Trust has its roots firmly in the community, having been established in 1974 to help children with disabilities and their families in the Illawarra. In recent years we have grown substantially, and now have approximately 800 permanent and casual staff providing care for more than 3000 clients.
As we have grown we have maintained an over-riding commitment to quality care and support tailored to the needs of each individual, reflected in the results of a 2010 survey of clients and parents/carers where 90% of respondents rated our service excellent or good.
The Benevolent Society is an independent, non-religious, non-profit organisation with nearly 200 years experience of driving positive social change. Find out more about how we're helping to create caring and inclusive communities and a just society.
The primary focus of Noffs services is socially disadvantaged and disconnected young people and those from indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds. Our particular expertise is in the treatment of young people with drug and alcohol problems and in particular those with comorbid mental health issues. While focussed on young people, Noffs involves the whole community by organising and promoting events to create shared experiences, open pathways for dialogue and enhance the sense of social inclusion.
All Noffs services emphasise the use of multi-dimensional approaches to engage and maintain positive relationships with young people. These approaches include the creation of welcoming and safe social spaces, inclusion of young people in decision-making and planning processes, catering for social and cultural diversity, collaboration with a range of other specialist services and a focus on problem solving. All of our services are based on leading research and are continually evaluated.
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.
S.T.E.P.S. is a government funded program that has been assisting people with mental illness & mental health issues with counselling, training and obtaining employment. The program is managed by Sydney Counselling Centre (SCC). SCC staff includes a team of clinical psychologists, psychologists and employment counsellors who have been working in this industry for many years.
Stepping Out is a community-based organisation run by women for women survivors of child sexual assault and their children. Stepping Out aims to create a safe, supportive and respectful environment where women can develop confidence, increase self-esteem and are able to make positive decisions about their future based on their own needs and beliefs. Stepping Out services are available to any woman affected by child sexual assault who is:"18 years and over;"Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless;"Able to manage semi-independent living (with assistance from carers if appropriate); and"Wanting to address issues of child sexual assault.