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.
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
By providing quality and innovative education and other services, RIDBC will achieve the best outcomes for current and future generations with hearing or vision loss throughout Australia.
The range of specialist services available at RIDBC is unique in Australia and is benefiting thousands of children, families, adults and professionals each year. These services are delivered by a broad range of highly qualified professionals.
Services are provided from 17 permanent sites and serve children, families and adults throughout Australia. Using face to face services combined with modern technology, RIDBC connects people across Australia to the expert therapy and services they need.
RIDBC Renwick Centre is Australia’s leading provider of professional development and research in the education of children with hearing or vision loss. Through the Renwick Centre, RIDBC helps to ensure that services for children, families, and adults - across Australia and around the world - are based on current evidence and are delivered by skilled and knowledgeable professionals.
RIDBC is a charity and relies significantly on community support.
Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. In addition to Mental Health research, we also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for Rural Medical and Nursing Students, as well as Indigenous Health Scholars. Australian Rotary Health has a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
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.
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
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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The Can Too Foundation is a Health Promotion Foundation that transforms lives through fun, fitness, friends and fundraising. Beginners and experienced people alike are given professional coaching as part of a team to run or swim and bike in events – including marathon, half marathon 10km and 7 or 14km relay runs; as well as ocean swims and triathlons. In return, participants raise valuable funds that go directly towards funding brilliant, innovative cancer researchers. Can Too is for everybody.
Self Made Indigenous Corporation is a not-for-profit established to support, encourage, and develop Indigenous youth living in remote and rural Western Australia & the Northern Territory. Our Dreamers Program is designed to share and teach the principles of objectives, planning, and performing. Helping Indigenous youth to realise their potential to prepare them for a strong productive future. It aims to break the stereotypes by introducing positive role models to support and provide a positive outlook of their future.
We also provide relief to communities & schools, meeting the basic needs of Indigenous youth through donated shoes, socks, clothing and school supplies. We continually strive to provide our youth with the essential items they need.
The premier Child Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention Service in Australia. We focus on the prevention aspects by working with families before children are born into the family. We provide caring supportive programs based on attachment and relationships to enhance peoples lives. Our evidenced based programs are proven and tested to work to change the life trajectory of children, to enhance the next generation of Australians to Thrive, not just survive.
We provide specific relationship based parenting programs, and protective behaviour programs that work with the whole of the child's safety network. Prevention is better than cure. We prevent childhood trauma.
Research demonstrates that reducing Adverse Childhood experiences , such as child abuse can reduce Drug and alcohol addiction, reduce suicide attempts, reduce mental illness and depressions (Teicher, 2016) By giving your valuable contribution we positively effect society into the future, by prevention abuse and reducing childhood trauma. Help us now. .
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.
We strive for a just world for all children and equality for girls.
Put simply, we’re the charity for girls’ equality.
We tackle the root causes of poverty, support communities through crisis, campaign for gender equality, and help governments do what’s right for children and particularly for girls.
We are here to ignite the creativity, talent and ideas of girls in all their diversities. We are informed by evidence, and always learning.
We’ve been doing this for over 80 years, but we don’t do it alone. We bring people together to create change that lasts. Children, families, local communities, government, schools, businesses, and you.
We do what we do so babies can survive their first 1000 days, so children can learn in safe environments, so girls can live and work without discrimination, so young people can stand up for their rights, and so all children can break free from poverty. We view the children, families and local communities we work with as our partners and our equals.
We believe a better world is possible. An equal world; a world where all children can live happy and healthy lives, and where girls can take their rightful place as equals. This is the world you are helping us create.
A better now for her. A better future for everyone.
This is what we stand for. Will you join us?
The rights of children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. To read more about the measures we take to safeguard children, read our full child protection policy: https://www.plan.org.au/contact/child-protection-policy
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
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.
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
MindFx is a start-up with bold plans and a big heart. A passionate group of professionals has come together to deliver ‘Better Recovery Pathways’ for young adults (aged 18-27 years) with challenging mental illness, using a community-focused model of psycho-social recovery support involving intensely delivered wrap-around support services. Delivered under the care of dedicated Mental Health Coaches, our programs comprise conveniently co-located services and proven holistic therapies and activities. The MindFx Centre is rich with supportive volunteer mentors, encouraging clients to build connections with existing social enterprises and take an active role in designing their own recovery plan.
The present health care model of recovery for young adults with challenging mental illness is fragmented and inadequately funded. All too often, the young person rotates between different service providers and specialists with limited input into their treatment and recovery plans. There is no formal supported transition back into the community in relation to work, study, family and friendship groups. Consequently, and unfortunately, the current model of recovery support for many young adults is inefficient and ineffective. More often than not it results in feelings of despair and frustration, and leads to further isolation for the young person.
We provide intensely-delivered wrap-around support to young adults and their carers, to help them recover from an acute mental health episode and avoid relapse. The first 28 days is vital to a person's recovery, and we aim to ensure young people in our care don't slip through the cracks. Dedicated Mental Health Coaches walk with the young person and their carers, helping them design their own recovery pathway. This leads to stronger engagement with their recovery program and greater social connectedness in the community.
We focus on building connections, creating opportunities for employment, and enhancing the confidence, knowledge, and skills of the young person. These elements, combined with effective clinical support and medication management, have been proven to lead to better recovery outcomes.
Our innovative, holistic recovery model promotes the role of the community in a person's recovery, and leverages a ready cohort of experienced volunteers and caring mentors who deliver important elements of our recovery programs.
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.
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.
Mind Medicine Australia is seeking to establish safe and effective psychedelic-assisted treatments for mental illness in Australia. As a registered charity (DGR-1 status), we are supporting clinical research and working towards regulatory-approved and evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies. We operate as a nexus between medical practitioners, academia, government, regulatory bodies, philanthropists, and other partners.
Mind Medicine Australia is focused specifically on the clinical application of medicinal psilocybin and medicinal MDMA for certain mental illnesses. We do not advocate for non-clinical use of psychedelics, MDMA, or any other prohibited substances, nor do we advocate for any changes to the law with respect to non-clinical use. Our focus is wholly clinical.
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.
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.
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
ReachOut is Australia’s leading digital mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.
Since we launched the world’s first online mental health service nearly 20 years ago, we’ve been changing the way people access help. The information we provide, and the tools we create or recommend are evidence-based and designed with experts, and young people or their parents. It's why our digital self-help tools are trusted, relevant and easy to use.
Available for free anytime and pretty much anywhere, ReachOut is accessed by 132,000 people in Australia every month, meaning we help more than 1.58 million each year.
Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and wellbeing of road users. We provide counselling and support to people affected by road trauma and address the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.
In working to deliver our purpose, we provide free, professional face-to-face and telephone counselling services across Victoria to people who have been affected directly or indirectly by a road incident including; bereaved family members, witnesses, drivers, first-on-scene, emergency service personnel, families and friends.
Through active engagement of people who have personal experience in the effects of crashes on theirs and others lives, we are able to offer a number of support options including peer support activity groups.
In addition, we deliver a range of education programs addressing the behaviours and attitudes of drivers in order to reduce the incidence of crashes, injuries and fatalities and the associated trauma and grief.
Our education programs are delivered by trained facilitators in conjunction with emergency service personnel and volunteers who talk about their personal experience. The programs are aimed at community and youth groups, the business community as well as offenders through the Magistrates’ and Children’s Court of Victoria.
It is this mix of programs and the close collaboration and involvement of professional staff working with volunteers and road safety sector partners that makes RTSSV unique in Victoria.
Got Your Back Sista helps women and children thrive and live independently after escaping the trauma of domestic violence.
How We Help …
Our Begin Again Program helps women and children moving from a refuge or violent home to independent living. We help to set up a safe home by providing furniture, white goods and household items, plus food and personal care items.
Our Rebuild and Reconnect Program encourages women to feel more confident within themselves and have a better understanding of their identity and their goals. The aim is to rebuild self-esteem and resilience when facing adversity and to help women reconnect with others and rebuild positive relationships.
Our Stand Tall Sista Program empowers women and girls to know what to do if they ever feel unsafe, are threatened, attacked or abused. Involving 6 weeks of self-defence training, it’s a great opportunity to learn about personal space and boundaries and learn tips and techniques to feel safe.
Our WOW Program is a TAFE driven course that provides attendees with basic computer and administration skills. These skills will equip participants with basic tools to enter the work force, assist with entering further education and help family members with school computer work.
Despite 1 in 4 young people suffering a mental health issue by the end of adolescence, mental health issues are not openly discussed and remain the ‘elephant in the room’. Of every 30 students in Australia, seven will be dealing with a mental health issue, yet only two will reach out for support, leaving five suffering in silence. Sadly, most young people dealing with mental health issues do not reach out for help, largely due to stigma.
batyr is a for purpose preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people. We smash the stigma surrounding mental ill health and empower young people to reach out for support. We help create communities that support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
batyr has a vision where all young people are engaged in positive conversations about mental health and empowered to reach out for support when needed.
#how do we do this by engaging, educating and empowering young people
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Top Blokes Foundation is Australia's leading boy's health organisation that provides social education and positive role models to at-risk young men through mentoring programs and interactive workshops. Our programs foster inclusion, build resilience and empower young men to become positive contributors to their community. We believe that empowering young men to challenge and redefine their own thoughts and behaviours is the key to reducing many social issues including youth suicide, family violence, drugs and alcohol and other anti-social and risk-taking behaviours. Our programs are evidence-based and reviewed continuously to incorporate latest research and best practice. They are delivered by young, qualified Youth Workers who are in-touch with the issues surrounding the boys and deliver the message in a way that is more readily accepted, thereby helping the boys to navigate this fast paced, social and technology world. To-date we have impacted over 10,000 young men and currently assist around 1,500 a year.
The Younger Heroes provides innovative programs to strengthen families.
It is a break-through program designed by professional soldiers to enhance and strengthen the critical bond between returned service Mothers, Fathers and their children.
The TYH Wilderness camp is a three-day, technology-free trek into the stunning wilderness of Cedar Creek, in the NSW Hinterland. Be taught survival skills, and enjoy time together in the wild - former special forces soldiers lead the activities.
We provide affordable and accessible accommodation to those from rural and regional NSW who have to travel to Dubbo for medical treatment. Treatments can include cancer, accident and emergency, day surgeries, maternity and so much more. Many of our guests are travelling 3-6 hours by car. Where a guest's stay is approved, we also bulk bill IPTAAS on their behalf reducing the financial cost while staying with us (especially when they stay for upwards of 2 and 3 weeks). We have 14 rooms in stage 1 and based on the admissions from Dubbo Hospital, the upcoming completion of stage 3 & 4 redevelopment of Dubbo Hospital and the Western Cancer Centre opening in 2021, we need to build more units.
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.
100WORDS mate to mate's vision is to create a national network of active local communities to improve men's mental health and reduce male suicides. Our mission is to create happier generations of men through real conversations and connection to local communities.
Joriskring is a home and day care for children with a severe mental or mental and physical handicap. They recently moved to a new location at De Klencke (less than 5 minutes from our office). This location also has a large garden for the children to play in or get some fresh air.
We initially supported Joriskring financially in creating the garden and physically helping to clean and prepare the grounds. The result is wonderful, as you can see in the broadcast below.We would now like to continue helping them in the maintenance of the garden every third Tuesday of the month right after work. (A knowledgeable coordinator will be present to let us know what to do).
Join us on our mission to eradicate global poverty by supporting local people to solve their own problems, their own way.
We connect everyday Australians with grassroots projects around the world that address poverty. All projects are designed and delivered by local people to ensure culturally appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
Your donation goes a long way to changing the life of another person, family or community around the world. Thank you for your contribution to making our world a more equal and just place to be!
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.
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.
Marist Youth Care (MYC) has over 110 years experience in helping young people at risk in Australia. MYC has developed into one of the largest service providers for youth at risk in Australia today. We provide services and support to over 5,000 young people and their families every year.
Our services are designed to help young people and families who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness. Providing a bed is only part of the solution. We also focus on addressing the issues faced by young people and families, and endeavour to provide access to education and training to help them develop skills to enable pathways to employment and independent living in the future.
Do What You Can is a registered not-for-profit organisation that helps community become job ready, socially connected, professionally engaged and future positive!Do What You Can empowers participants from all walks of life through Simulated Workplace Environment Program in effort to help them achieve career longevity by learning, practicing and sharing their skills in a supportive environment, developing a sense of achievement and belonging.Our main strengths are: Employability Mentoring, Redundancy and Career Transition assistance, First Job Opportunity Mentoring.Do What You Can embraces diversity inclusion within its groups believes that employment changes people’s lives by promoting independence, self-esteem and social inclusion.
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
The Jalopy Derby supporting Rural AidWe’re a rally with a real difference… We won’t be rushing from one overnight stop to another, trying to cover as many kilometres as possible and missing the unique environment we’re driving through. On the contrary, our Derby goes out of its way to take in some of the outback’s most iconic landmarks, as well as giving you fascinating insights into the rural areas and the unique challenges they face.
Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia. The starting point for the charity was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which Australians have generously donated to allowing the distribution of fodder, hampers and more. Rural Aid understand the needs of our primary producers and aim to lend a helping hand when times are tough.
Recent weather events such as fires and cyclones have meant that there is even more call for Rural Aid services than ever before. Rural Aid have a number of programs designed with rebuilding and repairing in mind. These include the Farm Rescue and Weekend Warriors programs, as well as the Farm Army job board where farmers can find help that they need.Check out Rural Aid by clicking on this