The PAYCE Foundation was founded in 2016 to build on the long philanthropic tradition of leading property developer PAYCE.
The PAYCE Foundation aims to become a best practice example of engaged and strategic philanthropy. We establish long term partnerships with a range of charities and community organisations addressing the causes and effects of disadvantage and misfortune to ensure these are not determinants of anyone’s quality of life.
We work with charities to identify what works and support organisations both financially and through hands-on capacity building initiatives. We promote innovation and help to develop the sustainability of organisations and their activities.
We are independent, yet collaborative and inclusive
We are a highly respected, successful and long-serving organisation. What’s the secret to our success?
We stand up for what we believe in, and stand up for those who are excluded or disenfranchised.We work in partnership with like-minded organisations around the state and nation.We respect and offer dignity to all we work with, no matter who they are, what they believe in, what their socio-economic status is, or where they come from.We get to the root causes of disadvantage and exclusion
The causes of disadvantage and exclusion are complex and not always well understood. We use knowledge gained from our diverse services, combined with specialist research, to inform our understanding of disadvantage. This allows us to develop effective service responses and to advocate effectively to Government for social policy that provides sustainable solutions to disadvantage and exclusion.
We break down barriers
When it comes to disadvantage and exclusion, barriers result in consequences such as lack of recognition and acceptance, powerlessness and voicelessness, economic vulnerability, diminished life experiences and limited life prospects.
We aim to break down barriers through our work to overcome deep disadvantage, disconnection and exclusion.
Barriers are a lack of access to things like:
adequate incomeaffordable and sustainable housingequitable access to educationparticipation in employmentopportunities for social connectionsBreaking down barriers means working to provide the same opportunities, resources and social connections that most take for granted, which in turn opens up important life chances and choices.
Respectus is a not for profit organisation working with the community to end homelessness of vulnerable women and children in the Hunter region. Respectus was born out of a community response to services being overwhelmed in providing vulnerable women and children experiencing or at risk of homelessness, safe and secure temporary housing.As a trusted charitable organization founded in 2016, we provide a refuge for women and children when they need it most.
Our aim is to help reduce homelessness* in Newcastle and our wider surrounds.
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.
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.
We believe everyone has the right to a safe and secure place to call home.
Since 20003 we have been working to raise funds and awareness for smaller grassroots homeless services that deliver critical services but are often forgotten about when it comes to funding. To date we have raised and distributed over $5.6 million, funding 1888 projects and supporting 612 organisations across Australia.
When you support StreetSmart you will be joining other STREETFUNDERS. Each month we seek out and fund a different project responding to a different aspect of homelessness. We will be able to tell you where your funds have gone and the impact that has been achieved together.
Join Us and take action against homelessness.
Adam RobinsonFounder and CEO
Whitelion is a vehicle for change - we have the passion, skills and experience to bring together professional staff, volunteers, businesses and partnerships with other community organisations to provide a range of interventions to support young people at risk and give them a hand up and out of disadvantage.
Hands & Feet exists to support the homeless, the poor, orphans, widows, people with disabilities, and vulnerable persons living all around Australia.
WAGEC is a not-for-profit charity that has been creating safe spaces for women and families in inner city Sydney and the inner west for over 43 years. We provide support and shelter to women and their children when they need it most, in times of crisis and adversity. Women and families accessing our services have been impacted by the effects of homelessness, domestic violence and systemic disadvantage.
Each night we are accommodating 200 women and children.
We offer crisis accommodation, medium term supported housing, rapid response and outreach support for mums with kids as well as single women. We operate a specialist domestic violence support service after hours to provide intensive, targeted support when women and kids are leaving violent situations. We work toward a safe future for all women and families by providing enriching activities for children and young people, parenting groups to support mothers, therapeutic programs such as art and music therapy and opportunities for women to engage in study and training to enable them to up-skill and re-enter the workforce.
We provide case management services, including provision of holistic emotional and practical support, goal setting, advocacy and service referral.
We work with our community to advocate, provide training, capacity building and community development activities.We do this because we believe that violence against women and children is serious, prevalent and driven by gender inequality, but that it is preventable if we all work together.
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
St Bart’s has over 50-year history of helping people find safe and secure accommodation to break the cycle of homelessness.Our sole mission is to assist the homeless of today to rebuild their lives, and to prevent homelessness tomorrow.
Through various programs such as Homeless and Transitional Support Services, Mental Health Support Services and Aged Care programs, St Bart’s provides stable, supportive and safe environments for people at risk of homelessness and to help them live independently in the community.
The Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter (NBWS) is a non-profit organisation supporting homeless women on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.We provide a safe haven for women who – due to physical, emotional or sexual abuse, family breakdown, financial strife, domestic violence, mental health issues or lack of affordable housing – are homeless. We provide a case management approach to assist women to rebuild their lives by accessing permanent accommodation and community support systems.Our goal is to help these women reclaim their lives and once again live in the community.Based on the Northern Beaches, we depend entirely on community support.Since we first opened our doors in 2010, more than 300 women have benefited from our services.
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.
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.
Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational organisation working for young people who are homeless, drug dependent and recovering from abuse. We support these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal traumas such as neglect and physical, psychological and emotional abuse.
It is our goal that these young people will leave our care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full or part time job in hand.
Since opening in 1991, Youth Off The Streets has grown from a single food van delivering meals to young homeless people on the streets of Kings Cross to a major youth specific agency offering a full continuum of care through delivery of a wide range of services.
Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets of Kings Cross since 1964.
Today, under the banner of love over hate, Wayside Chapel creates a community where there is no ‘us and them’ by breaking down the barriers of judgement and providing a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome just to ‘be’.
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.
Stepping Stone House provides accommodation and personal development for homeless and in care children and youth so they can become the best they can be
SAMSN provides practical information and emotional support to male survivors of childhood sexual abuse to help them deal with the past and live a full and rewarding life.Our mission is to build an Australia-wide support network so that no man experiencing the negative impacts of childhood sexual abuse suffers in shame, silence or isolation.Our vision is a society in which male survivors of childhood sexual abuse can access the resources they need to help them deal with the past and live a full and rewarding life.
Marrickville Legal Centre is a not-for-profit community legal centre based in Sydney’s inner-west, working across NSW.
We provide holistic support to people experiencing disadvantage in our legal system through free legal and related services. We advocate for equal access to justice and the protection of human rights, and we work to improve our local communities.
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.
Operating since 1887, the Queen’s Fund supports single women in Victoria who need emergency financial relief due to family violence, mental illness, or medical issues by providing grants of up to $350.
We are different because we can provide flexible financial support that considers the personal and unique circumstances of each applicant to create the most impact, paying for things like rent, household bills, medication, transport or refurbished computers for education often within 24 hours if needed.
In fact, 100% of the donations we receive go directly to women to provide short-term support to get their lives back on track. This is because our committee is unpaid and we have very low overheads. Any overheads we do have are covered by a historical bequest.
The mission of the Property Industry Foundation is to make a tangible difference to the serious and persistent problem of youth homelessness by partnering with respected charities to build safe environments and support charity managed initiatives focused on education, employment and wellbeing.
Our Impact Statement
The Property Industry Foundation was founded in 1996 to tackle the serious and persistent issue of youth homelessness in Australia. The Foundation unites members of the property and construction industry to build safe environments and create opportunities for homeless youth or at risk of being homeles
Over the last 20 years, thousands of industry members have donated their time, skills and money to rebuild the lives of young people in desperate need of a hand up. Each year the Property Industry Foundation provides it’s charity partners with major financial support.
Through the Foundation, the industry provides significant in-kind services and materials valued greater than the financial contribution gifted. The organisation carefully selects it’s charity partners and projects so that stakeholders are assured that their generosity and support will make an impact where it is needed most.
The Foundation’s commitment results in positive, life changing impact on at-risk and homeless young people while achieving maximum social return on the industry’s investment
We have raised in excess $30 Million and have improved the lives of many young people under the care and guidance of our charity partners.
We believe in the power of good wholesome food and our mission is to provide it to those who need it most.
We supply our food to the Women’s and Girl’s Emergency Centre, Elsie’s Refuge for Women and Children, Kilara Women’s Refuge, Dolores Single Women’s Refuge, A Women’s Place, St Canice's Kitchen and The Wayside Chapel.
We employ women from the shelters we serve. The women are all paid above award rates to make the lunches for you and for other shelters.
We have just launched Two Good Breakfast to supply healthy breakfast to disadvantaged schools.
We do all of this by selling the same food to city folk.
Each jar of Two Good goodness you buy, we give the same jar away.
You eat one, we treat one.
The Women's Justice Network mentor and advocate for women and girls affected by the criminal justice system.
Women's Justice Network (WJN) is a socially inclusive based charity managed and directed by a group of women, dedicated to improving the status, wellbeing, and prospects of women and female youth in the criminal justice system. WJN takes a holistic approach to address the social injustices that exist for women and girls in the criminal justice system and campaigns to raise awareness of, and progress the cultural, social, economic and political inequalities that sustain these injustices. WJN operates a voluntary adult and girls mentoring program that seeks to enhance the well-being of women and girls by increasing their social capital, supporting their community reintegration, encouraging their autonomy and learning from their lived experience.
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
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.
Established in 1986, The Parramatta College Inc is a Registered Training Organisation and an adult education provider. We offers a wide range of short courses and accredited training in Business services, Information technology, Training and Assessment, Retail services, Customer Contact, and Pet Grooming and Styling. The College can also deliver customised training programs to best meet the local community needs. We specialise in assisting disadvantaged learners reengage in their community.
Nova for Women and Children are a specialist homelessness service in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas of NSW.
Nova assists women (with or without children) that may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness, or escaping domestic and family violence with temporary crisis accommodation, case management support and to maintain safe accommodation or to remain safely in their home.
Each day, Nova accommodates up to 80 women and children across 4 refuge sites - with most nights being at full capacity.
Over a year, that equates to providing over 27,700 nights accommodation for vulnerable women and children that may otherwise have simply no where else to remain safe.
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.
CREATING BETTER FUTURES FOR VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE
Since our establishment in 2011, we have grown and are responsive to the changing landscape of foster care.
We are focussed on EMPOWERING and EDUCATING young people impacted by foster care through our unique and evidence based programs.
The Launch PadThis is a long term subsidised and independent living program with essential life skills training and the facilitation of education and employment pathways for vulnerable young people.
A Maze In MindA web based application and online workshop program, designed for young people aged 13-24 years, to empower them with the tools and knowledge in the areas of mental and emotional health to build resilience, increase confidence, understand and manage their emotions and create a healthy coping strategy toolkit.
Social Enterprise CafeOur vision for 2021 is to open a social enterprise cafe to provide training and employment opportunities for The Launch Pad Program participants. Being a true social enterprise, 100% of profits are re-invested into the programs operated by Foster Care Angels.
Parramatta Mission provides meals, accommodation and mental health services across Greater Western Sydney, with almost 500 staff and many volunteers delivering more than 70 services.
We provide assistance to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities to assist them in transforming their lives. These include people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, facing crisis and people living with mental illness.
Parramatta Mission is a part of the Uniting Church in Australia.
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Their free of charge programs and services are designed to increase the employability of women in need by instilling confidence, building resilience and restoring dignity - helping women to help themselves.
Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 150 cities in 20 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.
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.
Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing young people becoming homeless within Australia.Established in 1989 our early intervention approach is practical, simple and effective. At the heart of our work are the relocatable studios that provide stable and secure accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness. We complement this with scholarships for education or job training to empower young people to achieve their goals and remain connected to education and the community. This combination is proven to prevent young people from becoming homeless and keep families together.
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS
Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation operating in 190 countries. Red Cross is uniquely positioned as an independent organisation with no political, religious or cultural affiliation.
To improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and internationally by mobilising the power of humanity.
To be a leading humanitarian organisation in Australia, improving the lives of vulnerable people through the programs we deliver and the promotion of humanitarian laws and values
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We’re improving the lives of vulnerable people, saving lives and supporting people before and after disasters strike. We work to alleviate suffering during wars and conflict and promote humanitarian laws and values. We advocate based on direct experience and evidence, and empower people to speak out and take action to improve their lives.
We work with others to create an Australia that is caring, welcoming and allows everyone to thrive—even in the toughest of times.
Barnardos Australia is the leading child protection charity in Australia with a 130 year history of caring for the country's most vulnerable children. We believe every child deserves to be loved and nurtured, yet children in Australia are dying at alarming rates at the very hands of the people meant to protect them.
In Australia every two weeks a child dies as a direct result of assault.
This is unacceptable. Barnardos works on the frontline with families on the edge. We provide these families with a lifeline and support them through issues such homelessness, violence, extreme poverty, mental illness and substance abuse to ensure their children are safe and cared for.
When it is too dangerous for children to stay with their birth parents we find them a new and safe family home where they can heal and flourish.
We believe in never giving up on children and we won't stop until child abuse stops.
Hunter Homeless Connect is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation that coordinates the annual Hunter Homeless Connect Day event and the Connecting the Hunter Program.
Hunter Homeless Connect Day
Hunter Homeless Connect Day is an annual event that links people to vital services such as accommodation and housing providers, health and wellbeing, legal and financial assistance, employment, study, and general support to people who are experiencing homelessness, doing it tough and/or are at risk of homelessness. This is delivered in an environment that maintains dignity, fosters a culture of connectedness, and encourages a sense of being a valued member of the community. Hunter Homeless Connect Day is delivered by a ‘community coalition’ of government and non-government services and volunteers, with in-kind and financial support from organisations, community partners and individuals across the Hunter.
Connecting the Hunter Program
Connecting the Hunter program provides an opportunity for small businesses, corporate organisations and individuals in the community to be active participants in responding to homelessness in the Newcastle and Hunter region.
Our program is an extension of the successful Hunter Homeless Connect Day event and provides a dignified and practical way for businesses in the community to offer goods and services to people experiencing homelessness, all year round. It also provides opportunities for corporate organisations to support these businesses, and to help us raise awareness on the real issues around homelessness, reduce the stigma and break down the barriers
The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter was officially launched in December 2014 and opened its doors to clients in February 2015. It has since been at capacity supporting 10 women at any given time. The campaign to open this shelter could not have been successful without the support of Women’s Community Shelters, with which we maintain close ties, and many other community organisations and donors.
The Shelter aims to provide temporary supported accommodation for women in times crisis such as homelessness and /or domestic violence. We provide a safe, non-threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis.
Our professional case managers assist with:
The HKWS takes a client centred approach to collaborative case management. The maximum stay is 3 months.
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Teen Challenge QLD is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1971 to provide long-term residential treatment and rehabilitation services for young men aged 16-39 and women aged 16-35 who are struggling to overcome addiction and other life controlling issues such as, self-harm, eating disorders, depression, and homelessness.
The role of Parramatta Women's Shelter is to support women and children in the short term with transitional and emergency accommodation and support services, often needed due to domestic and family violence. In the long term, to work with the community to eradicate homelessness and domestic and family violence.
We are a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation based in St Kilda, Melbourne. We rehome new and pre-loved baby goods and nursery equipment to families in need. We believe that by reusing and recycling much-loved babies’ and children’s gear, we not only share the joy of motherhood with each other, but we save the earth’s precious resources too.
Good360 is a matchmaker, helping repurpose items of value by directing them to the Australians who need them most. We bring together the people working to lift up Australian communities, and the spare new goods of businesses. We connect surplus with need.
Like any Not for Profit, Good360 relies heavily on the generosity of donors. Your donation can directly help restore hope and dignity for men, women and children going through a difficult time.
Every $1 donated delivers two brand new items to Australians in need.
The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) is a not-for-profit youth organisation dedicated to assisting the disadvantaged, disengaged or “at-risk” young people within our community.The Youth Development Foundation assists young people with the following:• Job-ready programs/qualifications• Marketing to local employers• Housing/Accommodation• Work Experience• Family/parent support• Medical checks • Cultural Awareness programs• Food Hampers• Legal Advice/attend court• Mentoring & Support• Learner Licenses• & SO MUCH MORE!
YDF offers young people the opportunity to participate in a positive and fulfilling activity which in turn, gives them the opportunity to grow into contributing members of the community.
BUILD A HOUSE WITH VOLUNTEER BUILDING CAMBODIA
Our simple, sturdy Khmer-style wooden houses provide shelter and security for Cambodian families living in need. Poor education, lack of skills and a shortage of job opportunities mean many rural Cambodians are still living in extreme poverty with inadequate shelter.
Our houses replace fragile structures that offer little protection from the elements. We've seen first-hand how improved living conditions change lives, through better sanitation, increased security, better sleeping arrangements and healthier living. Children in secure homes are less likely to get sick and more likely to attend school.
We work with volunteers from around the globe to build safe, dry housing for rural Cambodian families. Volunteers work under the guidance of our skilled building team to construct a house in one week.
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.
The Equanimity Project® is an Australian-first project that has developed an innovative solution to effectively reduce two core national issues: domestic abuse and homelessness.
We rely on a ground-up approach, through harnessing and working with local communities, services and jurisdictions. We’re about servicing society and building a legacy that will be present in every community in Australia.
Visit our website or get in touch to learn more or get involved.
Community Action Services Australia (CASA) is a non-profit organisation, registered charity and endorsed deductible gift recipient (DGR) based in Wakeley, NSW. We strive to assist everyone in the community, regardless of age, gender, nationality, religion, or sexuality.
Our Vision: To be a lifting force in the community offering freedom to individuals of all ages, through promoting personal mastery, autonomy, and purpose, to be productive members of the society.
Our Mission: We believe in expressing our love for the community through an action-driven platform that empowers families and individuals to be self-reliant through food relief, financial mentoring, and wellness programs, in a sustainable fashion.
Our Values: Our trust vests in exhibiting integrity, compassion, respect, honesty, and commitment in our everyday activities, in a transparent manner.
OUR MISSION - ALLEVIATE FOOD INSECURITY IN AUSTRALIA
At Food For Change We Believe In An Abundant Australia.
Where Anybody Can Get The Food Relief They Need At Anytime,No Matter The Circumstances.
Currently 1 in 10 Australians Seek Food Relief Annually and over 1/4 of These People Are Turned Away.Our Solution Is Simple - GROW | RESCUE | SUPPORT
Dandelion Support Network Inc. was founded late in 2011 by two mothers who wanted to make a difference in their community. Importantly, the work undertaken by Dandelion fills a service gap in the community service industry and is built on a partnership model, working alongside social workers and case managers to support families.
Dandelion’s vision is that all babies and children have access to nursery items essential for their safety, well-being and development and we achieve this while reducing the environmental footprint of the community. As we do not receive any government funding, we rely on volunteers and the generosity of the community for donations to allow us to continue our work.
Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) opened its doors in 1977 and since has supported thousands of the most vulnerable members of our community gain access to justice.
Who we are
Legal help can provide a crucial intervention at a crisis point in a person's life. We provide free legal advice to people who could not otherwise gain access to legal assistance. By providing free, high quality legal services to disadvantaged people in our communities RLC is helping marginalized individuals achieve justice.
What we do
-Help women escape domestic violence-Fight discrimination and human rights violations-Give a voice to those who have have police complaints or who have been the victim of police misconduct-Advice and represent vulnerable tenants to prevent homelessness-Provide support for individuals facing employment disputes; such as unfair dismissal-Assist people experiencing credit and debt problems; such as being exploited by unfair lending practices-Government accountability.
In addition to providing legal advice and casework to disadvantaged Australians, RLC supports the community through education and advocacy.
Habitat for humanity is a global non-profit organisation working in local communities across 70 countries. Since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 22 million people obtain safe decent housing, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.
In Australia we partner with low income families in Vic, SA, NSW and QLD. We provide them with affordable, safe and adequate housing. We build on average 10 homes per year nationally and repair and restore crisis accommodation for vulnerable groups including women escaping domestic violence.
Our volunteer program allows individuals and community employees to participate in the building, restoring and repairing of these homes and accommodations.
Every Little Bit Helps is a registered charity. Established with the specific purpose of supporting people in need, our belief is that every Australian should have access to a toothbrush and a bar of soap, and that by providing basic toiletries to people in need we are providing them with not only the essentials, but also a little bit of dignity.
The catalyst for establishing Every Little Bit Helps was learning that while there are many facilities providing laundry and shower facilities, most are able to supply little more than running water and previously did not have regular and reliable access to basic toiletry products.
By receiving donated hotel toiletries, airline amenity kits, as well as make-up and cosmetic samples and sanitary items we are able to supply these products, packed into our care packages to the homeless, asylum seekers and victims of Domestic Violence as well as troubled youths through Women’s Refuge, Homeless Shelters, Youth Centres, Asylum Centres and Community Centres as well as via small Government and Community Groups
To provide development assistance and effective relief services for distressed groups; women, orphans, youth groups, and street children.
Aussieghana Relief was founded in 2010 when we Rae-Anne (Aussie) and Shanton (Ghana) moved to Ghana for a year. We wanted to do something to contribute to the plight of the most disadvantaged; the women and children.
Our projects have all been completely self-funded to date, as we wanted to be able to make a direct contribution and impact, from the heart.
In 2016 we began to embark on our most ambitious project yet – building the Aussieghana Relief Women’s Shelter. This will be the first Women’s Shelter in Ghana.
To provide a dependable source of support and relief for victims of domestic violence and broken homes in poverty ridden communities of West Africa.
To cater for the welfare of orphans, street children, especially the girl child and displaced youth groups in deprived and under-served communities of West Africa.
To support career growth and development initiatives for skilled/talented but needy youth groups in West African Communities.
To support distressed Women and Children in conflict ravaged communities of West Africa.
To support Community-Based Youth Volunteer groups with education and skill training programs for their future job security and career orientations.
Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. It was first established in 1992 in NSW and now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centres. We operate with a staff of approximately 90 employees and over 3,000 volunteers. https://www.foodbankwa.org.au/
From humble beginnings, Foodbank has grown enormously to become the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia. Last year alone, we provided enough food for over 60 million meals.
We have been fighting hunger in Western Australia since 1994. Today we source and distribute enough food to provide 5.7 million meals to food to over 500 welfare and charity agencies.
The Foodbank WA School Breakfast Program provides an additional 2.2 million serves of breakfast to over 430 schools throughout the state and we are also the largest provider of nutrition education and healthy eating programs.
Foodbank WA is a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need to ensure all West Australian’s have enough food to eat.
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.
BE AN ELF LTD is established to be a not for profit, whose purpose is to relieve poverty and build equal opportunity for children in Australia. We are non-denominational and assist children of all races, colours, sexes and creeds, with a special emphasis on poorer children, from significantly disadvantaged minorities, for example; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children.
EVERY CHILD'S LIFE IS PRECIOUSBe an Elf Ltd was formed in in January 2018, but the Be An Elf Christmas Appeal has actually been operating for 11 years, in one form or other. Originally a group of concerned members of M.A.D (Mothers Against Drugs INC), just wanted to help hungry local children. Every time they went shopping, they would put a few extra items in the trolley, to be later distributed to children in need. From these humble beginnings, the giving program grew from helping a few, to helping hundreds and potentially thousands of deprived children, through the annual 'Be An Elf Xmas Appeal’.
'The Be an Elf Xmas Appeal' has been very successful. In 2016 we received national coverage in News Corp publications and The Daily Mail, as well as Quest newspapers for the first time. We get children and teens to write a wish list letter to Santa, which is then filled by generous donors. We are proud to say that have been able to make many children happy through the Appeal . Some of the letters we receive are heart breaking. They ask for towels, sheets, school shoes and lunchboxes for Christmas. We deliver to houses with no furniture and often find that the young people are living in very insecure situations. They may be couch surfing, living in cars or in crowded housing commission homes of 2-3 families, if in fact they are not homeless.
'The Be An Elf Xmas Appeal' is our most important community outreach campaign, but not our only one. The 'Sleepy Elves Appeal', where we help disadvantaged children with Manchester items is steadily growing. The group now known as Be An Elf Ltd has a long history. We have actually been operating under our former name M.A.D, since 1989, helping disadvantaged children, teens and their families in the Logan/Beenleigh regions and throughout South East Qld. Our name has changed and we have also evolved in our services role, over that period. Never the less, we have consistently helped literally 100’s of local children and their families to overcome problems relating to poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse, gambling, homelessness and criminality issues.
We have taken children and teens, who had no hope, no educational opportunities and even no food and shelter off the street and seen them go on to lead valuable and contributing lives. We will often be the last recourse when a child has nowhere else to turn.
Some of the kids we see just need a push, a kind word, someone to talk to, some food and decent clothing. Our volunteers tell us they have heard children we help say years later, “You know, that was the one thing that turned it around for me.” A simple act of generosity can have profound life changing results.
In our current work, Be An Elf Ltd focuses on 0-18 year olds', who are most in need of:• Emotional and psychological support• Physical safety and housing• Items that meet their basic living and schooling needsThese young people include those who are:• facing or at risk of sexual exploitation or experiencing domestic abuse• at risk of running away from home or care• seeking accommodation. They may be homeless, living in a car, couch surfing or sleeping rough.• living with a disability or caring for someone in their family with a disability, illness or substance abuse• living in care• offending or in the youth justice system• having mental and emotional health concernsWe also assist the families of disadvantaged children.
St John’s Youth Services works with young people in the Adelaide metropolitan area who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. As well as individuals, we accommodate and support young couples, families, single mums or dads, and their dependent children.
We believe in young people and refuse to define them by their temporary experience of homelessness. Instead, we focus on each young person’s talents and ambitions, and their capacity to overcome challenges in their past and take control of their future.
Since St John’s Youth Services was established in 1981, we have supported more than 15,000 young people experiencing homelessness or crisis. We know what works, and have a proud record of developing innovative service models to change young lives for the better.
The Youth Development Foundation is a not-for-profit youth organisation dedicated to assisting the young people within our region improve the circumstances of their lives through engagement with positive activities, free training, confidence & motivation building, free job-ready programs, crisis accommodation, work experience & more.
YDF is widely known and supported from our local community, however we would like to expand our horizons through the use of social media, local advertising, online campaigns and more.
The Youth Development Foundation are ready to help young people who are doing life a bit tough.We are committed to ensuring our young people have the right support. We provide a short and/or long term helping hand to help our young people turn their lives around. The Youth Development Foundation is a space where our young adults will feel safe and will find the right support to help focus on improving their life skills and knowledge.
We provide a structured community inclusive program incorporating social skills, customised training, mentoring/coaching, youth support and vocational education to support identified “at risk” young people, regain a sense of their own self-worth, respect and improve lives.
We offer a realistic work experience environment, where real skills and knowledge, on a live operating site, are learnt. We provide opportunities for marketing our young people to real employers, with real employment opportunities.At Youth Development Foundation we assist with:• Nationally accredited training• Crisis accommodation• Drug and alcohol support• Advocacy support• Life and social skills• Employability skills• Work placement• Mentoring and coaching• Drop in centre
YDF has served 1587 young people & counting across the region since Sep 2014, all of whom were deemed ‘at risk’ or have ‘major barriers to employment’. With a network of 63 local employers and mentors it has supported disadvantaged young people:• 649 attain work• 293 be placed directly into YDF’s employer network• 817 access advocacy and medical services• 194 into further study or return to schoolOther data shows:• 448 were female participants• 255 were Indigenous participants(Statistics are from July 2017)
Overall engagement is 95% of which 96% successfully improve their overall circumstances.Participants are recruited through the networks YDF has established with government and non-government agencies in the area who also connected with disadvantaged youth. Connections have also been made with other organisations that deliver other projects and referral is made to these when appropriate.We work with various government agencies to ensure our young people are aware of the right services and assist them to access these services at the right times. Some of the agencies we work with include:• Department of Child Safety• Project Booyah – Queensland Police Service• Department of Corrective Services• Department of Justice and Attorney-General• Job Active Providers• Community Welfare Groups
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Early in 2015, an article by Mia Freedman published on Mamamia caught our attention. We were shocked to learn that in Australia many homeless women and women in domestic violence shelters had to face unthinkable indignities during their monthly period. For these vulnerable and at risk women, each month brought a shameful and traumatic experience, suffering indignities such as having to clean themselves in public toilets and use paper towels or newspaper to create makeshift sanitary pads. Reading it from the comfort of our homes, with the knowledge that many Australian women couldn’t take hygiene for granted during menstruation, we knew we couldn’t allow it to continue.
We believe that sanitary items should be a right NOT a privilege.
In April and August we hold our collections for sanitary items, In November we hold our #itsinthebag campaign.Collection points around Australia help us in our mission to ensure every woman has dignity when dealing with her monthly period.
CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience.
Out-of-home care refers to the care of children and young people who are unable to live with their birth families and are placed in short or long term care to ensure the child’s safety. The children and young people we support have entered the care system through no fault of their own, usually due to neglect or trauma. As a flow on effect, young people exiting the care system are at higher risk of experiencing homelessness, drug or alcohol dependence, unemployment, early parenthood and contact with the criminal justice system.
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.
Kids Giving Back is a charitable organisation providing community engagement programs for children 6 - 18 years old enabling them to develop empathy, altruism and a sense of belonging. Our work creates a ripple effect across the community educating, influencing, and empowering children, families and those we work with.
We are a TRIPLE IMPACT organisation.
Our programs benefit:
We are CHANGE MAKERS.Our work with children and families, schools, out of school hours services, charity partners, philanthropic foundations, and government has the capacity to provide significant outcomes in the short term that will contribute to long term positive social change.
The Nappy Collective collects your leftover unused disposable nappies and redistributes them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need.
Collections run twice a year providing disadvantaged families with the opportunity to access essential healthcare items in order to relieve the burden on those parents and allow their children to enjoy healthy growth and development in early childhood.
The Nappy Collective is also committed to building awareness in the community about the extent and impact of family violence on mothers with young children.
Communities@Work is a broad-based social enterprise providing a broad range of vital services to more than 20,000 people from birth to senior years right across the ACT and Greater Capital Region. We are a local organisation that understands local needs and have a vision for a resilient and socially inclusive community that cares for the well-being of all.
Communities@Work is Canberra's largest community service organisation, adopting a client-centred approach to a range of community services, including children’s services; lifestyle support services; community engagement and a range of specialised services to assist people in need.
Communities@Work provides people in need with food, clothing, skills training and other essential services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the community, with a focus on empowering them to create better futures. We assist the homeless, jobless and struggling; women and children fleeing domestic violence and those who just need a helping hand.
'Walk For Phil' is a 23km walk, inspired by one, carried out by so many more. This year, Walk For Phil will take place on Friday 20th April, 2018.
Walking 23kms from Moonee Valley Racecourse to Caulfield Racecourse, via Flemington Racecourse, the walk encourages the generosity of the nation’s third biggest industry; to reach beyond it’s own participants, fans and supporters to embrace the general community to aid two of Phil Sly’s favourite charities - Pinchapoo and Very Special Kids.
Phil Sly was a larger than life character, thoroughly built around his passion for all of racing, from the punt, to ownership to camaraderie, but a man who valued life and giving to others.
Phil lost a staunch and rallying fight against “The Grub” of cancer in 2016 but not before inspiring others who were in sufferance along with many more who could make a difference and rally behind him and the cause.
And that is the idea behind 'Walk For Phil', something that he passionately drove before his passing, with a view to help his dear to heart life-changing charities, Pinchapoo and Very Special Kids.
This walk is to honour not just his life - one fully spent - but to work towards providing life-changing differences for others.
Registration is $65 including a Walk For Phil shirt, breakfast, BBQ lunch, and post-walk gala event with drinks, masseurs and more; the Walk starts at 8am sharp (registration from 7am) and concludes at 3pm.
The event is being run under the Pinchapoo ABN with all funds split evenly between Pinchapoo (ABN 21 603 724 018) and Very Special Kids (ABN 86 109 832 091).
FareShare is a volunteer-powered charity with a simple mission. We rescue food that would otherwise go to waste and cook it into free, nutritious meals for people in need. Our vision is for a society where food is not wasted and no one goes hungry.
We operate Australia’s largest charity kitchens cooking 2.5 million meals a year. With more and more Australians seeking emergency food relief, we aim to increase that number to 5 million meals by 2022, doubling our social impact.
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.
The Gender Centre has been in operation for over 33 years and is now based in Annandale and offers a comprehensive range of services to the transgender gender questioning and gender divers community and their family members throughout NSW . The Gender Centre is the only service of its kind specifically providing front line services to the transgender community throughout Australia. Our team is dedicated to developing and providing services that raise awareness and educates both the public and service providers about the needs of our conmmunity.
The centre offers a wide range of support and front line services covering all aspects of gender related issues, as well as, providing crisis and transitional housing for clients at risk or at risk of becoming homeless, counselling, case management, youth support, family support and parents support groups supporting frail and aged clients, outreach services to clients confined in their homes, jail and hospital, supporting schools,education, legal assistance and a range of other front line services we also act as a training and referral resource centre to other organisations about the needs of people with gender issues. We aim to provide a high quality service which acknowledges human rights and ensures respect and confidentiality for all
Best mates, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, who were awarded 2016 Young Australians of the Year, built a free mobile laundry in their old van to help the homeless. Orange Sky Laundry began in September 2014 and since then, the world first idea has rapidly expanded to 10 vans in Hobart, Sunshine Coast, SE Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Canberra. Run by 671 volunteers across the country, the custom fitted vans with two commercial washing machines and two dryers service over 62 locations and wash over 5.58 tonnes of laundry a week. A catalyst for bringing people of all walks of life together, Orange Sky facilitates countless hours of conversations each week. In February 2015, they took their mobile laundry to North Queensland to wash clothes in cyclone effected communities. Orange Sky Laundry to date has washed over 158,284 kgs of free laundry but most importantly fostered over 40,177 hours of positive and genuine conversation. Nic and Lucas have found a way to treat others the way they want to be treated by restoring respect, raising health standards and reducing the strain on resources. They now plan to expand services Australia-wide with the aim of positively connecting the community and improving the lives of others.
Charter Hall Community Development Funds are community partnerships established with Charter Hall developments to address a community issue in the area of the development.GPO Adelaide - a Charter Hall office development - supports Hutt St Centre, a registered DGR charity helping people facing homelessness to rebuild their lives, without judgement.
About Hutt St CentreEach year Hutt St Centre serves over 40,000 meals and offers social work and support services to nearly 2,000 people. Showers, laundry facilities, visiting health professionals, an aged city living program for our older clients, recreational activities, training and employment programs, legal aid and assistance with finding housing are all services provided to the 200 plus people challenged by homelessness who visit Hutt St Centre each day.
GPO AdelaideGPO Tower is a Charter Hall office development comprising the Adelaide GPO and adjoining freehold development land. These properties are located between King William Street and the ATO building on Franklin Street. Planning Consent has been obtained for two office towers of approximately 24,500 square metres and 12,500 square metres plus refurbishment of the heritage GPO building. The precinct will also accommodate approximately 3,000 square metres of retail.
Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 22 million people obtain safe and decent housing, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.
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.
Our mission is to see every vulnerable woman and girl child being able to enjoy a clean and healthy menstrual cycle by providing them with menstrual sanitation packages. Poor menstrual hygiene can negatively affect women’s health. When women and girls cannot afford or access absorbent sanitary products, they may use improvised materials such as improperly cleaned or scavenged cloths or other material such as newspapers or even leaves. This may cause reproductive or vulvovaginal candidiasis, which in turn can increase susceptibility to infections.
At Girl Care we want to ensure that women can manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity. As every woman knows, periods are messy, uncomfortable and inconveniencing – but for homeless women, they're even more of a nightmare. Just imagine experiencing the first day of your period without dependable access to a toilet, tampons or pads.
Help us help more women
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.
Canberra Police Community Youth Club is a not-for-profit organisation that has provided a platform to engage with young people and the community since 1957. While community engagement originally focused on sports activities and social events, our services have now evolved into an holistic approach to social edification. Today, the Canberra PCYC provides leading and innovative services for young people and their families across the ACT.The Canberra PCYC have an enthusiastic case management team who are dedicated to client driven outcomes. Our case management framework encompasses a flexible, creative, strengths-based approach to supporting individuals and families in need.The Canberra PCYC run recreational-based early intervention, as well as crime prevention and reduction, and youth crime diversion programs for vulnerable young people. These are targeted programs for young people who are exhibiting anti-social behaviour, disengagement from school, or are engaging in low-grade petty crime.Canberra PCYC is committed to seeing lives changed.Whatever journey people may have been on, it is our mission to empower people to create pathways to a better future for themselves
The Redland Community Centre is committed to helping residents of Redlands, Bay Islands and Wynnum/Manly areas to connect. Our vision is that our page will act as a mechanism enabling greater human capital for the Redland community.