We’re a charitable trust affiliated to the Anglican Church. We have been helping those most in need in the Wellington region for 115 years having been formed in 1904 from St. Peter’s Church. In 1929, an Act of Parliament established The Mission as a separate entity.
Through our four programmes — Mission for Independence, Mission for Youth, Mission for Families, and Mission for Seniors — we provide holistic practical support to a broad range of people. These include struggling families, at-risk youth and vulnerable older people. The assistance we provide includes food parcels, hot meals, advocacy, alternative education, financial mentoring, and social work support. We also operate a residential facility called Kemp Home and Hospital, providing rest home and hospital level support and transition housing.
We are open to anyone who needs assistance, regardless of their religious belief, age, ethnicity or social background. Together, we work to identify and address people’s underlying issues to create positive outcomes.
YOU ARE CHANGING VETERANS' LIVESYour donation helps greatly.
Your donation allows the RSL to tailor specialist services to the needs of our current and former service men and women, and their families.
Crisis accommodation for at risk veteransFinancial assistance for families in needHealth and wellbeing programsEmployment supportAssistance with accessing pension entitlements
Interrelate is a not-for-profit provider of relationship services.
Each year through its flexible programs, Interrelate helps more than 90,000 individuals, couples, families, children, schools and communities to strengthen their relationships.
If you need support or would like more information about Interrelate’s programs, call 1300 i relate (1300 473 528) or visit www.interrelate.org.au.
MND Australia is the national voice of 2000 Australians living with MND.We work in collaboration with the state MND associations to help Australians impacted by MND live better for longer. Thank you for being the driving force behind everything we do and for driving forward out mission to defeat motor neurone disease.
Your support is making a difference – together we will achieve our vision of a world without MND.
Suicide Shatters Families is an Australian based not for profit organisation whose primary goals are to provide support and resources for survivors of suicide, raising awareness for mental health to reduce the stigma attached to it and suicide prevention.
In 1982 Morningside C.A.R.E (Child, Adult, Rehabilitation Endeavour) was established as a charitable foundation to operate a home to care for the old and frail in the suburb of Morningside, Brisbane. In 1990 Morningside C.A.R.E. became an incorporated association and charity registered in NSW. MCI owns and operates Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat on 200 acres of pristine country adjoining the Border Ranges National Park in Northern New South Wales. The venue accommodates up to 100 and is used by a range of businesses, charities and individuals. Charities receive a 50% discount on bookings. MCI is also the registered Australian provider of the International Child Development Program endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has co-operative status with UNICEF. ICDP has representatives in 31 countries. The aim of ICDP is to enable children to reach their full potential by providing parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills required to build and maintain safe, empathic, loving and trusting relationships with the children in their care. MCI is also involved in developing community programs focused around healthy families and the avoidance of domestic violence and raises funds for overseas projects that align with our aims.
Australian Social Investment Trust (ASIT) was established with a mission to enable and amplify social innovation, Collective Impact and social investment initiatives that are designed to create sustainable positive social impact for communities.ASIT’s broad charitable purpose aligns with the relief of poverty and improved well-being of individuals, families and communities.ASIT’s purpose is underpinned by its place-based community ‘Collective Impact’ model in Bellambi NSW, as a platform for the engagement and mobilisation of communities, businesses, NGOs, philanthropy and government in social and economic change.
Parkinson's Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 80,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson' Australia advocates for the Parkinson's community, promotes best practice models of service delivery, works to increase awareness of Parkinson's and provides information and education on Parkinson's symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatments.
Join over 3000 people in the Sutherland Shire who enjoy the affordable and convenient door to door pickup service to appointments, group activities and social groups.
Getting out and about is easy with our modified vehicles, space for walking aids and assistance if you choose.
Get into activities that you enjoy with a group of people like you. See an old friend, attend a hair appointment or church or visit family. Whatever you enjoy doing - we can get you there.
Regular reassessments and client feedback is obtained to guarantee improvements to your changing needs.If you have mobility issues; reside in the Sutherland Shire and live independently a simple eligibility assessment gets you started with Activus.
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is the national leadership organisation for the suicide prevention sector in Australia.We work with our Members, governments, businesses and the wider community to meaningfully reduce the number of deaths by suicide that take place in this country. Our vision is a world without suicide.
Auckland City Mission provides unique and specialised health and social services to thousands of marginalised Aucklanders each year. These services include Calder Health Centre, Crisis Care & Community Services, Distribution Services, Elder Persons Service, Homeless Services and Social Detoxification Service. The Mission also provides food in a number of ways - it’s Crisis Care and Community Support Services groups deliver practical support to thousands of individuals and families in desperate need by providing emergency food parcels and essential household items. On average, families visiting the Mission for emergency food have $21.94 to spend per person per week on groceries - that’s $3.13 per day. Food insecurity can be the deciding factor that leads an individual or family to seek the Mission’s support. While the aim is to work with people to find long term solutions to the deeper issues they face, sometimes an emergency food parcel alone provides the means for a family to get back on their feet.
Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) is Australia’s longest-running HIV charity. Founded in 1984, BGF undertakes a range of support and interventions that address key determinants of poor health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLHIV) – ie long-term social and economic poverty.
BGF provides direct financial and practical assistance, emotional support, financial counselling, housing, study and employment support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people living with HIV in New South Wales and South Australia.
Working with clients to limit the challenging circumstances that are often detrimental to physical and emotional wellbeing: BGF has provided care and support to thousands of PLHIV and operate a range of programs and services to address issues of social isolation, stigma, medication adherence and positive healthy living.
For over 200 years Wesley Mission’s commitment has been to support and advocate for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Thanks to more than 2,000 staff, almost 6,000 volunteers and many supporters—in addition to strong Federal and New South Wales Government partnerships — these services now cater to a broad spectrum of the community, from children, youth, and families, to older people and carers, to anyone struggling with financial or domestic challenges, homelessness, addiction or mental health issues.
With a variety of volunteering opportunities across 12 services, there's something for everyone.
Arthritis SA is a charitable organisation founded in 1975, whose aim is to improve the quality of life of the over 300 000 people in South Australia living with one of the over 100 conditions referred to as Arthritis.
Arthritis SA is a ‘for purpose’ organisation, directly supporting people with arthritis in the areas of medical assistance or health education and by funding research to find a cure or better treatment for the disease.
Please help us to do good.
Diabetes Australia is the national voice for all people living with diabetes and those at risk. More than 1.2 million Australians have been diagnosed with diabetes - this figure continues to grow by 280 people every day.
Our mission is a world free from diabetes. Until that day, we will continue to fight for a better quality of life for people and families living with diabetes, and fund research for better treatments and a cure for diabetes.
Monika's Doggie Rescue is a registered charity that believes in saving and re-homing as many dogs as we can from the council pounds. Monika's Doggie Rescue has rescued and re-homed over 11,400 dogs and over 200 cats over the years.
For many years Monika Biernacki and a group of volunteers have been rescuing dogs from death row and successfully re-homing them with permanent and loving owners. In 2001 the charity DoggieRescue.com was established.
Many of the dogs we take are small dogs and puppies but we also take as many bigger dogs as we have carers for. Most of the dogs we rescue are cross breeds but from time to time we have pure breed dogs.
How it WorksDogs rescued from the pound are microchipped, heartworm tested and vaccinated by a veterinarian, who also gives them a basic health check and provides us with an estimate of their age. The dogs are desexed (if required) and given any additional veterinary treatment to return them to good health.
All of the rescued dogs are then cared for, awaiting adoption into a permanent loving home. Once the dogs have completed 8-10 days quarantine (so we can observe them for any illnesses they may have picked up) they stay at our shelter, Doggiewood at Ingleside in the northern beaches of Sydney or can be placed into a foster home.
We have over 200 dogs up for adoption. They are all featured on this site. Over a year we save about 500 dogs.
We ask re-imbursement for the basic desexing, vaccination, microchipping and heartworm testing only - generally between $350 and $500.
NO KILL PolicyMonika's Doggie Rescue has a NO KILL policy so all dogs we get from the pound are re-housed or stay with us for their life. This policy includes accepting former DoggieRescue dogs back if their owners discard them.
Delta Therapy Dogs is a heartwarming program that brings the joys of animal companionship to those who need it most.
Delta’s amazing and devoted volunteer Therapy Dog Teams brighten the lives of an estimated 20,000 Australians in hospitals and care facilities every week.
Meals on Wheels Central Coast Limited is committed to delivering more than just a meal, but a friendly support service and chance for social inclusion to members of the Central Coast community.
We are a community non-profit organisation which provides a friendly and convenient meal delivery and social support service to members of the Central Coast community. We cater to elderly and frail people as well younger people and their carers living at home.
Meals on Wheels Central Coast is managed by paid staff and overseen by a community based volunteer Committee. We have approximately 300 volunteers, 15 paid staff, over 600 clients and deliver around 15,000 meals a month, making us the second largest Meals on Wheels organisation in New South Wales.
$13 Donation – Provides an emergency meal to our many clients on the Central Coast
$20 Donation – Provides an elder person with a 2 course meal with pick-up and return to a Meals on Wheels community family restaurant
$100 Donation – Provides a social outing for 20 people to the local shopping centre
$120 Donation – Provides a return transportation to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment and consultation
$200 Donation – Provides quality entertainment at the weekly community restaurants
$500 Donation – Provides an SOS alarm that works anywhere – not just at home. When button is pressed it immediately sends GPS location & starts calling up to 5 people (000 can be a number). Features fall detection with speakerphone & microphone in pendant. Showerproof. Recommended by CHOICE after scoring best in recent CHOICE tests. The LiveLife Mobile Alarm includes installation and testing.
For more than 50 years, Civic has been supporting adults with intellectual disability and/or mental illness to lead the life they choose, and achieve their full potential.The foundation of our work is to listen, plan, do and care for the people we support, their families and carers.
en•act•usA community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
entrepreneurial - initiating business innovation with integrity and passion.
action - the experience of social impact that sparks social enterprise.
us - student, academic and business leaders collaborating to create a better world.
Enactus (formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE) is an international non-profit organisation with a global network of over 70,500 university students in 36 countries. Students collaborate with leaders in business and academia by taking entrepreneurial action to develop social enterprise projects which empower their communities. Each year, teams from various universities across Australia compete against each other at the National Conference & Championships by presenting their projects to a panel of judges, culminating with the winning team representing Australia at the prestigious Enactus World Cup.
Like in business, we believe that competition encourages creativity and rewards results. For Enactus, it means more lives impacted. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges.
Legacy is one of Australia’s oldest and most trusted charities. For almost a century, we have supported the families of those who gave their life or health for their country.
We are there in times of loss and grief, providing ongoing social support to families. We work to ensure the emotional health and wellbeing of those under our care.
We are there in times of hardship, providing financial support. We provide for basic needs, and advocate for their rights and benefits.
We are there for the long term, providing for the educational and development goals of our veterans’ families.
Formerly known as Blacktown Community Transport Inc. and recently renamed to Easy-Go Connect, we are a non profit transport service for frail aged and people with disabilities and their carers. Easy-Go Connect services residents of the Blacktown local government area with services include Individual Transport, Shopping Shuttles, Hospital Shuttles, Social Outings and Group Bookings.
Want to know more? We can provide speakers for clubs, organisations, schools and groups interested in learning more about our services. To discuss inviting a member of the BCT team along to provide a talk or presentation, please phone us on 9621 5518 or CONTACT US.
We work towards a world where people live free of poverty with the opportunity and the ability to shape their own lives.We exist to relieve poverty in a tangible way and provide long-term solutions through the delivery of quality aid and development projects together with our partners around the world.Global Development Group, established in 2002, is a Brisbane-based, Australian-founded non-government overseas humanitarian development organisation. Our passion is to provide comprehensive quality management to help achieve development effectiveness, together with our partners, in our aid and development projects and activities around the world.
Meals on Wheels has had a place in the hearts and homes of Australians for now 60 years. Helping the frail older people and younger people with disabilities and their carers stay in their homes where most are happiest is at the heart of the matter. Every day a friendly smile, a chat about the weather, a nutritious meal and knowing someone will drop by to say hello, changes the lives of many Australians and it's not just the clients who value this contact. Ask any of the 35,000 NSW volunteers and they will tell you reaching out and making a difference in somebody else's day, makes their day. View our latest videos here on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/mownsw.
St Mary’s House of Welcome opens a door to people who are homeless or living in poverty in Melbourne. We have an open door policy; we work with people who have been excluded from other services, have complex problems, are isolated and are most at risk of falling through the gaps.If you’re lucky enough to have your own home, a job, supportive family and friends, you’ll probably never need the services of St Mary’s House of Welcome. But not everyone is that lucky. There are many men and women in Melbourne who find themselves disconnected and confused, looking for a safe place and help to access services. St Mary’s works with these people, and anyone who needs help.We open our doors to those in need, six days a week. Our centre provides emergency relief, showers and meals for people in need as well as information and referrals. Longer-term programs and activities assist people to develop work, life and social skills and enable them to participate more positively in our community.
We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs
Camp Breakaway (known as Breakaway) was established in 1982 as a registered non-profit charitable organisation and is a registered service provider for National Disability Insurance Scheme and a member of National Disability Services.
Breakaway is committed to enhancing the lives of all people with disabilities, at the same time allowing relief for families and carers.
Our aim is to care for the whole family, recognising that parents and siblings need to have support and respite too.
Breakaway respite camps (more like a holiday) provide friendship, fun, laughter, games, rest, and relaxation for children and adults with disabilities, children with high medical needs and their families.
Breakaway also provides specialist camps for children with autism, rare disorders, Smith Magenis Syndrome and young people with disabilities.
Due to Breakaway's 35 years of experience and facilities, Breakaway can cater for adults and children with severe and multiple disabilities and the aged and frail.
Breakaway is located on 11 hectares in San Remo. A wonderful semi-rural site surrounded by native bushland. Facilities include accommodation for 96 people, playground suitable for children with a disability, jumping pillow, tennis court, putt-putt. Lodges suitable for activities and seminars, commercial kitchen, catering. Respite camps include accommodation, meals and activity programs. Camps range from one day to seven days.
Our camps are supported by staff experienced in disability, high medical needs and aged cared. Volunteers provide companionship care for our guests.
The Breakaway site is available for hire by community groups and the general public. An ideal place for a seminar, family gathering, or holiday. The profits from site-hire go towards Breakaway providing respite programs for the community.
Your donation can help save lives!At St John QLD, we are passionate about our mission of enhancing the lives of Queenslanders, their families and the community through the delivery of innovative training, first aid and community social support services.Every year we teach thousands of people how to save a life, give free first aid training to primary schools in Queensland and offer a range of services within the community to improve the quality of people’s lives.Our aim is to have at least one person educated, equipped and prepared to provide first aid in every home, workplace and public gathering.
The Sutherland Shire Sydney, had a great need for a Church for many years with some 7,000 Parishioners distanced from surrounding Parishes.
The inauguration of the Parish was by Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia at Sutherland Entertainment Centre where some 900 interested people met on Sunday the 19th of March 1995 under the guidance of His Eminence.
The Sutherland Shire was now an independent Parish. It was grateful to the Parish of the Resurrection of Christ, Kogarah for helping to service the area previously.
After Easter 1995 Services began in Gymea Technology High School Auditorium, Princes Highway, Gymea, once a month depending on the availability of a Priest. A 16 member Committee was established with Mr Stylianos Pambris as the President. This Committee took care of the initial coordination and early fund raising for the Parish to whom the Parish is very grateful.
On the 15th December, 1996 Father Constantine Varipatis was appointed as the Parish Priest by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos. He began the difficult but blessed task with his Presbytera Eleni of starting a new Parish. Services were now held every Sunday and even during weekdays where the school permitted. Services are bilingual. The High School Auditorium served as a Church for another 5 years. Credit has to go to those few dedicated faithful who would set up chairs, icons, alter, etc. every week so that Services could happen. The difficulties that the Parish faced in these early stages were like gold being purified in fire. They were a blessing!
Parish Committees – Men’s, Ladies and Youth were re-organized. They met on a monthly basis at a small hall at Sylvania Heights Primary School under the guidance of our Holy Archdiocese. Greek Schools were established under the Parish in 1997. Sunday Schools, Youth Groups, a Playgroup and a Seniors Group were established. A Children’s Choir was established and chants every Sunday. Religious Instruction in Public Schools and some High Schools was organized. Also hospital visits and Pastoral visits to the elderly in their homes began. Coffee was organized every Sunday after Church. Also the wheels of fundraising were in full swing with afternoon teas, raffles, an Annual Dance, and sweets and chocolates sold every week after Church. Many thanks go to our Ladies.
The landmark of the Parish was the purchase of 4,400 square meters of a prime parcel of land consisting of 5 houses on The Kingsway, Gymea by the end of 1998. One of the houses purchased was renovated and used for weekday services and an office. The architectural and building plans for a Church were set into motion by Architects John Horiatopoulos, Gregory Koutoulas and Engineers Peter Douroudis and Luke Tsougranis. For the latter we always said this would be done in memory of his late wife Rodoula. All of this was coordinated in a very mature and professional manner by Mr Harry Exikanas, the current President, to whom, together with his gracious wife Maria, the Parish will be eternally grateful.
The Parish was dedicated to Saint Stylianos on the 21st of June, 1998 by his Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias. It was also designated a Tri-Hypostatic Church. This means apart from the main Altar dedicated to Saint Stylianos (feast day 26th November) it will have two Chapels dedicated to Sts. Peter & Paul (feast day 29th June) and St.Gregory Palamas (feast day 2nd Sunday of Lent).
The building of the Church was completed in a record time of 6 months . This was made possible by many faithful Christians who donated and worked extremely hard. In particular, our Parish Committee and Ladies Committee deserve a special mention.
Also we can’t thank enough those self-sacrificial and often anonymous donors that helped in the critical stage of building our Church.
The opening of the Church was on the 16th of December 2001 by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos in the presence of the Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Bob Carr, the Mayor of Sutherland, other distinguished guests and 1000’s of our Faithful.Today the Parish is vibrant and runs many programs in various areas of faith.
We are a group dedicated to creating connections. We create inclusion through our digital literacy, volunteer solutions and online communications programs, because an inclusive community can imagine tomorrow together.
The Foundation was originally called Patient’s Aid Society and was formed by the late Bruce Williams in 1967. It was his wish that people with arthritis would have access to a group providing fellowship, social support and assistance in daily living. The organisation has grown consistently over the years and today has more than 3,000 members and 35 branches and support groups across New South Wales.
In 2006, John and Justine Perkins, lost their baby daughter, Olivia, at just 8 months old, to a rare disease. In the darkest grief parents could experience, the Perkins felt compelled to transform their tragedy into a positive for others and create a lasting legacy in their daughter’s memory. Six weeks later, Touched by Olivia Foundation was created.
During Olivia’s sickness, the Perkins realised the blunt reality that many children, including children with disabilities, are not afforded a basic human right—the opportunity to play. They decided that the very cornerstone of Olivia’s legacy must be born out of play for all, where everyone would belong, regardless of difference. It was clear to the Perkins that the perfect environment to fulfill their dream and be true to Olivia’s memory, was through the creation of inclusive playspaces, called Livvi’s Places.
Did you know:
1 in 100 children are on the Autism Spectrum25% of Australian children are overweight1 in 5 Australians have a disabilityPlay is the foundation of our social skillsThe Touched by Olivia Family works hard to ensure that government, corporate and communities collaborate together to create inclusive playspaces.
In less than 10 years, Touched by Olivia has spread its wings and opened 21 Livvi’s Places across Australia. These playspaces are underpinned by the principles of universal design and reinforce the basic right that every child needs to play. Many more playspaces are planned to help Touched by Olivia reach its ultimate goal – to become redundant. This will happen when every playspace in Australia considers the needs of all people.
Werribee Hospital Foundation works with local community to raise vital funds for Wyndham’s only public hospital, The Werribee Mercy Hospital.
Since 1993, the foundation has been providing significant financial support to Werribee Mercy Hospital, that now serves the greater Wyndham region.
We rely on the generous support of our community through donations, grants and bequests to support the purchase of life changing medical equipment, research and innovation.
This work is essential in ensuring Werribee Mercy Hospital can continue to provide a wide range of vital healthcare services for the community as well as developing the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Co-operative Home Care is a unique worker owned co-operative that provides in-home support to older people living with a disability or with a chronic illness. Through respectful, courteous and experienced care, we aim to improve the quality of life for both our employees and the people we care for.
Co-operative Home Care, as a provider of in home support services, we acknowledge the difficulties of providing person centred care while facing difficult practical issues. We believe the provision of a day care service will help minimise the social isolation and lack of social value experienced by older people with a disability living in local communities. In addition to the economic benefits gained by our worker members by increased workforce participation and improved financial literacy and education, which lead to long term human capital and social capital outcomes.
Our organisational structure is based on our Care Crews, which are self-managed teams. This structure is a good fits with our worker co-operative principles of employee commitment and engagement. Care Crews are small teams of 10-12 who live and work in their local community. We find this to be an effective customer centric way of running our organization’s day to day activities. Which are:• Cost effectiveness while also enhancing business performance – by using a lean business model, there is no middle management layer in our organisation; our front line workers are closest to our customers and best able to respond to customer demands. The Care Crew are given the authority to meet the demands of the customer without having to send the query to a superior for instruction.• Enhancing organizational learning and adaptability, because members of self-managed teams have the latitude to experiment with their work and to develop strategies that are uniquely suited to the tasks of daily care and support;• Enhancing employee’s commitment to the organization because self-managing teams offer wider participation in and ownership of the important organizational decisions
Operating since 2006, Koya Aboriginal Corporation (Koya) is a 100% Aboriginal owned not-for-profit organisation. Guided and led by Aboriginal people and with a focus on engaging and retaining Aboriginal staff, the organisation’s mission is to ensure Aboriginal lives, heritage and identify are strong, empowered and thriving. We are an inclusive community group that welcomes other vulnerable children and families and we use our Kinship Care model to connect communities to each other. Underpinning Koya’s delivery of services and programs is the Pindi Pindi Centre of Research Excellence which, through research and evaluation based on the principles of sustainability, empowerment and cultural security, provides evidence to inform program development, implementation and delivery.
Here are some of our projects:
Kaat, Koort n Hoops (KKnH) - Link >Kaat, Koort n Hoops (Head, Heart and Hoops) is a sports and wellbeing program for children and young people.
Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) - Link >Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) operate various activities that include engagement and meetings with key stakeholders, visits to school, delivering workshops, community gatherings targeted at students in Years 4, 5 and 6.
Guthoo: We are One, Kalgoorlie Youth Project - Link >The untimely death of an Aboriginal young person in 2016 highlighted community concern for stronger engagement with youth, demonstrated by the high rate of youth antisocial behaviour occurring in the community.
Mooditj Relationships - Link >The Mooditj Relationships project will develop, pilot and evaluate a holistic, strengths-based, culturally safe and effective, resilience and relationships education program for Aboriginal young people aged 10-14 years.
See more at our projects page - Link >
Koya has a number of plans in place that are being execute short, mid and long term over a number of years, such as the Partnership Development Plan which is intended to provide a practical, realistic and achievable framework for the transition of Aboriginal community development to community thriving.
Koya has operated in the Swan region for ten years and has served all members of that community, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, in a variety of different ways. We believe in empowering people to achieve their goals by providing the tools and support to put their own ideas and initiatives in motion. Koya aims to create an innovative and sustainable community owned and controlled Aboriginal business that:
Mission Australia is a leading, national community services organisation dedicated to changing the lives of Australia’s most vulnerable.
We live in one of the richest countries in the world. But 14.4% of our population lives below the poverty line – higher than the OECD countries average of 11% – which means that many Australians battle disadvantage and adversity every day.
We believe that every Australian should have access to the same opportunities, resources and social connections that most of us take for granted – affordable housing, a steady job, an adequate income, a decent education and a chance to participate in society.
Our vital services support young people, families, adults and communities to escape and avoid poverty. We improve lives and build better futures.
Our staff are dedicated professionals with the expertise to deliver innovative, integrated services that make a long-term, sustainable difference to people’s lives. Drawing on our Christian heritage, our work is underpinned by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.
We help Australians in need move towards independence.
Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority.Surf Life Saving Australia represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in the world.
Surf Life Saving is a not-for-profit community cause that exists through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorship and some Government grants.
Surf Life Saving volunteers need your help to keep our beaches safe.
Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. We currently care for around 60,000 beneficiaries, with 96% of them being elderly widows throughout Australia.
Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Our support and services now extend to include the dependants of members of today's Australian Defence Force who lose their lives or their health as a result of their military service.
Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of our families through innovative and practical programs aimed at:
There are over 4,000 active volunteers around Australia who act as mentors to the widows and their families and who ensure Legacy’s promise to care for the families of deceased veterans is kept.
MissionHornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College Inc (HKCC) provides education and training to adult learners to qualify for better employment opportunities, personal growth, wellbeing and the advancement of community values.
Philosophy (Core values)HKCC strives to present affordable programs rich in diversity, appeal and currency to all members of the community in a stimulating, comfortable and positive learning environment. HKCC believes in intervening and supporting through education and training to relieve the poverty or distress experienced by the disadvantaged, disabled, post-traumatic victims, the homeless, women in crisis, the long-term unemployed, migrants and refugees who reside in the communities of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai.
Believes in communitySince 1925, HKCC has been an active part of the constantly evolving local community. It was founded on catering for the needs of individuals – many deprived coming back from military service – desiring to improve education to qualify for better employment opportunities.
Believes in community buildingMany of our students are mainly referred by employment and support agencies based in Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai, specialising in disability services, mental health and victims of domestic violence. The Team at HKCC is often graced with success stories from students achieving employment and/or independence within the community. Our art and leisure courses provide intellectual stimulation and the opportunity for social interaction for people in Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai areas.
Believes in community networksWe believe in both the intellectual and personal growth of learners. We work closely with nearby reputable organisations for the purpose of launching careers through skills and building confidence. Our network of past and present students, staff and associates will help individuals strive for potential, lifelong learning and community participation. Our instructors are respected and recognised in their specialist field.
Charter Hall Community Development Funds are community partnerships established with Charter Hall developments to address a community issue in the area of the development.
Lake Macquarie Fair - a Charter Hall shopping mall - support Windale Men’s Shed, a registered Deductible Gift Recipient Health Promotion Charity.
About Windale Men’s ShedOfficially opened in April 2006, Windale Men's Shed was introduced as a NSW Premiers Department community renewal scheme to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life of people living in Windale. It was established to provide a valuable and safe community place for mature age/retired men to experience social interaction while practicing their career skills to the benefit of the local community. The Shed is located at Windale, a Dept of Housing estate established in early 1951, which has its own unique postcode and experiences high unemployment (30%+) and poverty (60-70% welfare recipients). Windale is still rated to be one of the most disadvantaged postcodes in NSW.
A variety of programs are available for mature age men, such as producing items for sale, fundraisers, as raffle prizes, and performing repairs for the community. The SHED works to benefit its members and the broader community while completing projects for financial reward, with proceeds distributed to further community projects, and cover operational oncost, purchases/maintenance of tools and equipment, and to provide materials for new projects. The shed also actively supports a number of local schools with dollar and in-kind contributions.
About Lake Macquarie Fair Shopping MallLake Macquarie Fair is a sub-regional Charter Hall shopping centre anchored by Aldi, Coles, Kmart, Target and Woolworths, and includes over 75 specialty stores with a variety of food, and fashion. Located at Wilson's Road, Mt Hutton in the Hunter region of NSW, construction commenced in January 2017.
YARN Australia is a Sydney based Aboriginal not-for-profit Organisation.
We engage in conversations in diverse ways in Metropolitan Sydney through our Corporate, Community, University, Schools, and Sixty Thousand Arts & Digital Program. Also across Australia with our Connecting to Country Programs.
Since 1788 different cultures have been finding ways to co-exist in Australia. We acknowledge that this history can be tough, upsetting, and confronting which is why our conversations, workshops and events always begin with developing safe environments for mutual respect and understanding to establish an open and respectful dialogue.
Creating safe spaces for unique conversations and experiences.
Present Amsterdam builds bridges between those who are willing to share some of their time and talents and those in need of a helping hand. As an intermediary in volunteering, we give people the chance to make a difference in their local community and help those facing poverty, poor health or social isolation.As we are trying to make volunteering more enjoyable for you and your experience more rewarding, we asked Present to organize a number of new activities. They are very much acquainted with volunteering groups and with that the focus is on accommodating the preferences of our volunteers.
Beehive Industries Co-operative is a NFP Social Enterprise established in 1971 to provide support to persons with disability over the age of 30 and active seniors over 55We provide work activity a leisure centre art activity a computer learning centre for our service usersWe also provide them with free breakfast , morning tea and lunch . As well as opportunities for outings and special events
The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614 is a team of people, based in the City of Melbourne, who work passionately with those who live on the fringes of society.
We work with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, those suffering from serious mental health issues, people affected by a range of addiction issues and people who are suffering from social poverty. We have hundreds of interactions each day with people aged from 9 to 93.
The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614 provides support by supplying meals, clothing and counseling but also work with clients to help create pathways out of their current state of marginalisation. These pathways include training, volunteering, employment and accommodation options.
The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. We stand alongside stroke survivors and their families, healthcare professionals and researchers. We build community awareness and foster new thinking. We support survivors on their journey to live the best possible life after stroke.
Our mission: Prevent stroke. Save lives. Enhance recovery.
Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. It kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. As soon as a stroke attacks your brain, parts of it start to die – at a rate of 1.9 million brain cells a minute. Survival and recovery depends on fast access to treatment.
With your support the Stroke Foundation can:• partner with the community to raise awareness and work to prevent, treat and beat stroke.• run free community health checks to identify Australians at risk of stroke.• can continue to spread the word and save lives.
In August 1957, Mary Raine signed the Deed of Trust bequeathing her property empire to the University of Western Australia for the purpose of funding medical research. The Raine Medical Research Foundation was established and has now allocated in excess of $50m to medical research in Western Australia. The Foundation has supported some of WA's most successful medical research leaders at an early stage in their careers, such as Professor Fiona Wood, Professor Fiona Stanley and Professor Peter Klinken. The Foundation commits in excess of $1.3m towards competitive research programs every year including major grants, fellowships, research collaboration awards and travel prizes.
Full Time Lives is a profit for purpose organisation that aims to help people build bold, happy, fulfilling lives after full-time work.
While a lot of people clearly plan out how much money they need to retire, not so many think about how they'll spend their time. We help people identify what makes them feel energised and fulfilled when they move on from full time work and then give them practical advice, tips and assistance to make their plans a reality.
We work with companies that care about the holistic needs of their mature employees or customers. We help businesses engage more closely with the growing and dynamic ageing population, better positioning themselves for future growth.
Suicide is the single biggest problem Australia faces today. Simply put, it’s becoming a national crisis. 8 lives are lost every day, 8 attempts are made every hour, with suicide being the biggest killer of people between the age of 15 and 44.Yet, Lifeline believes most suicides are preventable, and through support and intervention in times of crisis we can save lives. Lifeline is on the front line, providing all Australians with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.Our purpose is to support all Australians in times of crisis and equip individuals and communities to be resilient and suicide-safe.
We help people change their lives through support and education, and we speak out for a just society where everyone thrives. - See more at: http://www.benevolent.org.au/about/what--we--do#sthash.wzBCOFtF.dpuf
Clever Care NOW, formerly Nurses On Wheels, has been delivering quality care since 1959.
We provide home nursing, patient transport, social support, and mobile physiotherapy for the growing needs of the ageing community.
Mercy Health Foundation supports Mercy Health by advancing care and improving life outcomes for people in need. Since it was established in 2006, Mercy Health Foundation has worked closely with our many varied donors, including large philanthropic and family donors, corporate partners, event participants, community fundraisers and Mercy Health staff.
Mercy Health is an organisaiton grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health employs more than 8,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, hme and community care services and health worker training and development.
Mercy Health cares for communities in Victoria, southern New South Wales, northern Queensland, Western Australia and the Australin Capital Territory.
The Foundation activites echo the Mercy Health values of Compassion, Hospitality, Respect, Innovation, Stewardship and Teamwork. Mercy Health Foundation’s main purpose is to support Mercy Health in advancing and improving life outcomes of those in need.
The Foundation works closely with everyone across Mercy Health to ensure funds are used in accordance with donor wishes. Equally importantly, we seek to fulfill the strategic, research, clinical and care priorities of Mercy Health and the community it serves.
For over 130 years, The Salvation Army has been offering support and care to some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged people in our communities. We believe that no one should have to go it alone and journey with our clients for the long run. Today, The Salvation Army is one of the largest providers of social and welfare services in Australia.
Every week, thousands of Australians turn to us for help – for shelter, food, a refuge from domestic violence, for counselling and many other needs. Our areas of focus are youth, homelessness and emergency assistance, recovery services (drug and alcohol rehabilitation), rural and emergency (disaster) services.
This Benojo profile relates to the work of The Salvation Army nationally and covers all Australian States and Territories.
Reconciliation Tasmania’s activities are many and varied, but all share the one common focus of promoting healing, truth-telling and unity for all Tasmanians. We build relationships across the Tasmanian community, facilitate education opportunities for all and collaborate closely with Tasmanian Aboriginal communities to celebrate history and culture and work to close the gap of disadvantage. Reconciliation Tasmania is a social enterprise deriving operational funding from consultancy services with project funding sourced from government grants, funding bodies and philanthropic endeavour.