Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been operating for over 55 years. We provide expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned companion animal across New South Wales.
Our vision is that all companion animals in NSW have a safe and loving home. We strive for this through our work in rehoming, education and discount desexing programs. We also send out our inspectors who are authorised to investigate allegations of animal cruelty.
Assistance Dogs Australia trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people living with disabilities throughout Australia. Founded in 1996, Assistance Dogs Australia trains and places unique dogs with Australians in unique situations. We currently train dogs that specialise in support for people with a physical disability, autism or PTSD. As well as providing a range of services to these individuals and their families.
Our free-to-client assistance dogs provide Independence, self-esteem, improved health and relationships to individuals and families – resulting in stronger and more successful communities.
Every Assistance Dog undergoes tailored training to meet the individual needs of their new owner. We support people living with physical disabilities, autism, post-traumatic stress and dementia, as well as schools and care facilities.
It can take up to two years and costs over $35,000 to train each dog. Assistance Dogs are placed completely free of charge with their new owner, providing life-changing support for up to 10 years.
'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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Monkey Baa Theatre Company is Australia's widest-reaching touring company. We make great theatre for young audiences.
As a Not For Profit, Monkey Baa relies on the wonderful support of the community and our philanthropic partners. Just 10% of our operational and creative development funding comes from government support.
By supporting Monkey Baa, you are helping to inspire and delight young people for years to come: inviting them to question and challenge their values, expectations and understanding of the world, and their place within it. Thank you.
Donations to Monkey Baa Theatre Company are tax-deductible and every donation makes a difference.
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.
Life Changing Experiences Foundation's primary purpose is to provide Australia’s most marginalised girl’s access to mentoring and resilience based programs as well as life changing opportunities, welfare support and career direction leading to employment.Founded in 2003, the foundation has an 11 year track record of successfully transforming the lives of hundreds girls through it’s award winning core initiative the SISTER2sister program.The SISTER2sister program is a unique year long mentoring & risk management program designed to empower ‘at risk’ teenage girls to turn their troubled lives around. It is an early intervention program that addresses the deeply entrenched intergenerational problems in our disadvantaged youth, and focuses on the core underlying issues, starting with the lack of a stable positive role model.
KidsCan is helping Kiwi kids living in hardship reach their full potential and create brighter futures for themselves.We provide Kiwi kids in need with food, clothing and health items at school, so they can get into the classroom in a position to learn. KidsCan does this because we believe that education equals opportunity, and all children, regardless of their social economic background should have an equal chance.
Over one in four New Zealand children live in hardship. As a reputable New Zealand charity, KidsCan strives to be the conduit for individuals, community, business and Government to co-operate in providing food, clothing and basic health care in schools, to enable all disadvantaged NZ children to reach their potential.
KidsCan delivers targeted programmes which remove the physical barriers preventing children in low decile schools from getting the most out of their education. These tangible initiatives currently support the education of thousands of disadvantaged New Zealand children in 621 low decile schools across New Zealand ensuring they get through the school gate in a better position to learn.
Our key aim at KidsCan is to ensure children less fortunate have the same opportunities as others to take advantage of their education.
In August 1957, Mary Raine signed the Deed of Trust bequeathing her property empire to the University of Western Australia for the purpose of funding medical research. The Raine Medical Research Foundation was established and has now allocated in excess of $50m to medical research in Western Australia. The Foundation has supported some of WA's most successful medical research leaders at an early stage in their careers, such as Professor Fiona Wood, Professor Fiona Stanley and Professor Peter Klinken. The Foundation commits in excess of $1.3m towards competitive research programs every year including major grants, fellowships, research collaboration awards and travel prizes.
.... helping bring basic healthcare to more than 1000 people in 13 remote and disadvantaged communities in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the lowest life expectancies and highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.
Some of the world's most treatable diseases, malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, are the most common causes of illness and death, particularly for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Very basic health services that can treat these conditions alone will save lives, yet no government or NGO services have previously reached these communities.
Set4Life Australia members have a personal connection with the village of Yiben and their local champion, Minkailu Bantama (Mallam). Already, with Mallam's management and guidance, and support from our members, this community has built a primary school that also services the surrounding villages.
Now, as a registered charity, Set4Life Aust is funding a health facility that will enable access to basic services under the national health system. A government standard building has been constructed, again through the efforts of Mallam, a qualified building contractor and almost every member of the community. Toilets, rainwater storage and solar power will complete the first stage of their Community Health Centre - an outpatient clinic that will prioritise maternal and child health. Future plans include extensions to the building and services for inpatients (Stage 2) and a birthing unit (Stage 3).
Set4Life Aust works directly with Mallam and local decision-makers to respond to the local needs. Our members and supporters volunteer their time and efforts and we have no overheads. Every donated dollar goes directly to our projects which are community owned and driven.
We are seeking dedicated sponsors and regular contributors to help us complete the Health Centre and provide ongoing support for health-related development initiated by the community. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia and even a small amount goes a long way.
St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) is a self-funding charitable organisation. The revenue generated from the sale of our first aid training and equipment, funds the delivery of our community services.
First aid is predominantly at our core. It is provided through more than 3,400 volunteers who attend large and small community events and activities. It is also provided to the wider community of NSW in homes and workplaces through the close to 80,000 people St John trains each year.
Through our Program to Aid Literacy (PALs), the 500 trained St John volunteers provide assistance to primary school children with reading difficulties. Our Immunisation Program volunteers administratively assist the NS W Department of Health Immunisation teams when they visit NSW secondary schools.
The Ophthalmic work we support provides access to specialised eye treatment in isolated rural and remote parts of NSW and also to patients at the St John Hospital in Jerusalem.
SecondBite exists to provide access to fresh, nutritious food for people in need across Australia.
We do this by stopping good food from going to waste. We rescue edible, nutritious food that was heading for landfill and give it to people in need, free of charge. For us, it’s simple: if it’s good enough to eat, it shouldn’t go to waste.
In Australia, we throw away an unbelievable amount of perfectly edible food every day.
At the same time, a growing number of Australians find themselves struggling to make ends meet – two million Australians find themselves unable to afford enough food to feed themselves or their families. The reasons behind this are complicated, but the bottom line isn’t – in short: we throw good food away while people go hungry. That doesn’t make sense.
SecondBite redistributes surplus fresh food to community food programs around Australia. Food is donated by farmers, wholesalers, markets, supermarkets, caterers and events. This high-quality surplus food is redistributed to community food programs that support people in need from all walks of life.
We work with over 1,200 community food programs across Australia to redistribute rescued food to those in our community who need it most. The organisations we work with make a real difference to people’s lives, providing food, support, hope and friendship. For as long as we are needed, we will be here.
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.
We started as a Family Foundation to protect young people like Thomas Kelly, killed by one punch at 18. Following the tragic death of his younger brother Stuart Kelly, also at 18, the Foundation evolved and became a national movement of kindness. We are more determined than ever to keep our youth safe through a kinder Australia.
Kindness is the true currency of humanity. Each and everyone of us benefits when giving or receiving an act of kindness. As a youth centric organisation we see national kindness ultimately benefiting our youth and keeping them safe from violence, hazing and suicide.
If you or someone you know needs help contact 24/7the Kid’s Helpline 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline 131 114.
The Coal Point Progress Association (CPPA) was established in 1946 'to work for the betterment of the community' and has been a respected contributor to community life ever since. The CPPA is embedded within the community physically, the foundation members had the foresight to build Progress Hall which has served as a gathering space since 1951.
The CPPA has evolved with the changing nature of the community and the group's aims are:a) To enhance the natural environment of the Coal Point peninsula and surrounding areas by protecting, preserving and regenerating habitat for indigenous flora and fauna.b) To advance social welfare, community spirit and sustainability in the Coal Point and surrounding area through community education and engagement.c) To acquire and maintain such property as will enable the association to carry out its objectives most efficiently.d) To do all such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of any of the above objectives.
We give children the opportunity to play musical instruments and create music in highly engaging community-based programs. We focus on children, often from less privileged and diverse ethnic communities, who never have had the chance to play their own instrument.
Thrive Association supports the wellbeing of children and young people in the Northern Territory of Australia by promoting and advancing the use of trauma-informed, culturally safe, therapeutic, strengths-based, and collaborative practices in legal matters relating to children, young people and families. It also does so by engaging ongoingly with experts in the field, liaising with stakeholders, and making information and resources on these topics more readily available to practitioners and the community.
Mission:We are a charitable organisation working to kickstart the lives of vulnerable children in Kenya through locally-led sustainable development.
Key Principles:Kickstart Kids International is an entirely volunteer run, not for profit, non-government development organisation. In everything that we do, our primary goal is empowerment – to provide support to local communities that will help them to help themselves. We achieve this in three ways:
Hands & Feet exists to support the homeless, the poor, orphans, widows, people with disabilities, and vulnerable persons living all around Australia.
To relieve distress or hardship however occasioned for medical students studying at UTAS.
The Medical students were struggling, they lost 2 colleagues to suicide a few months apart, one at the end of 2017 and one at the start of 2018. 2 other students have died in the last few years also.
The 3rd year medical students of 2018 wanted to start an initiative that was able to help students in stress and help them relieve the distress. We explored different options and decided direct gifting was promising. We had tremendous support from a core group of 10 doctors and about 10 members of the public to initially raise $16,000 between March and July 2018 in ad hoc donations. We registered as a charity and received deductible gift recipient status in recognition of this important work; which also means all donations are tax deductible. We have no overheads, we are all volunteers and 100% of donations goes to the students.
We did not realise how much need there was going to be and we have raised a total of $35,216 and so far distributed $31,255 which the students have used for food, petrol, utilities and car repairs. We have granted this money to 117 students who communicated an immediate need for assistance and requested help. Some of the relief is in the form of supermarket vouchers which can be used immediately by students that have no food. The students can request amounts between $5 and $300 for any need. We do not require the student to declare the need if they choose not to disclose.
This is what some of the students have fed back to us:
“Receiving the Sportula microgrant greatly reduced my stress on how I would be able to pay for my meals for a considerable period of time. This allowed me to focus more on my wellbeing and studies.”Med I
“Without the help of Sportula I would have been forced to drop out of my course; the financial assistance helped me afford the essentials so that my study could continue. I will be forever grateful for how Sportula has helped me.” Med I
“My Sportula grant helped me go to a conference I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to attend. I am so grateful for this grant as it gave me the opportunity to extend my learning and help prepare me for my intern year. Med V”
“I received a grant to buy a 2nd hand wetsuit. This has helped me to reduce my stress and increase my mindfulness. Thank you sportula for all your help.”MedV
“I received the grant on Monday. Thank you so much. This has made a big difference especially in alleviating some anxiety about the unknown.” Med V
“Thank you so much, this grant has made me so happy as it has allowed me to give back to a friend who has been helping me through difficult times and done so much for me, without having to worry about using money that I will need for necessities in the future.“ Med I
“I also just wanted to say thank you- this is incredible generosity in solidarity. I have been so fortunate to have kept my head just above water for the last 5 years, and recognise that this is just a crappy time financially and that it's almost over. Work is coming! And I genuinely look forward to the day where I can contribute back into the fund for the next batch 😊.” Med V
“it means a lot I think at the end of it, it's because there's someone on the other end, that's why I messaged.” Med II
“The Sportula grant for Mother's day enabled me to treat my mother, who supports me through my degree, to a fabulous lunch and a great day out, without stressing about the cost and affordability. The presence of Sportula also eases my mind and makes me feel a little better, because I know that in an emergency, I will be able to get some help on covering unexpected expenses and occasionally treating myself, something which I used to take for granted when I lived with my parents, but as a medical student far from home, don't anymore.“ Med II
The students are not expected to pay their microgrant back while they are students but are encouraged to contribute back once they have graduated.
Reconnecting with the students in this way has been rewarding for us and I encourage other doctors to contribute because this is our next generation of doctors.
I am asking for donations because the needs of this cohort are ongoing and I hope you can help.
I hope you come on board, I would keep you up to date with the help we provide with your donation. We can keep the students happy and make their life less crappy and hopefully help to prevent any further suicide.
Meg McKeown May 2019
Sportula Microgrants acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
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.
Home-Start Volunteer Home Visiting program is an award winning service which trains local volunteers and introduces them to parents with babies and small children who are struggling and need some practical and emotional support. The families may be dealing with mental illness, physical illness, disabilities, isolation and loneliness, trauma, or have left domestic violence and have no family or friends close by to give them a helping hand.Home-Start volunteers are matched with a family, who they home visit every week and the relationship is supported by the professional Family Worker/Coordinator.
Home-Start Volunteer Home Visiting program receives no funding from Government, and is very keen to develop new corporate partnerships.Home-Start has 29 years’ experience in home visiting with vulnerable and disadvantaged families.*In September 2018, Home-Start National was announced as a Finalist in the a HESTA Community Sector – ‘Outstanding Organisation’ Prize. The winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 29th October 2018.*In August 2018, the Home-Start Volunteer Home Visiting program was nominated for an Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award.*In September 2017, Home-Start received an award for ‘Inspiring Prevention Initiative’ from the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), presented by NSW Advocate for Children and Young People.Home-Start Volunteer Home Visiting program has also received:
Foodbank restores hope to people who are struggling by rescuing and sourcing food and groceries from farmers, manufacturers and retailers and distributing them to front line charities around the country to provide to individuals and families in need. In 2019, Foodbank sourced 42.8 million kilograms of food and groceries, equating to 77 million meals or 210,000 meals a day.
Additionally, Foodbank supports children through school breakfast programs nationally and play a crucial role in times of emergencies and disasters, providing critical supplies to support the work of emergency services as well as providing ongoing assistance to the affected communities.
Moreover, we are playing a critical role in tackling Australia's $20 billion food waste problem by collaborating with partners to redirect product from landfill.
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.
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.
Motivational Media produces and presents cinematic welfare programs to students in high schools right across Australia.
We visit up to 500 schools per year with our yearly updated programs designed to inspire, motivate and encourage the youth of Australia. When it comes to the problems of mental illness, depression, lack of direction in life, substance abuse and peer pressure we believe prevention is better than cure.
Our goal is to be voice in their world that reinforces the good work teachers and schools are already dedicated to, which is raising a new generation of healthy, happy leaders and change makers to help strengthen society as a whole towards more selfless love, hope and belief in oneself to the aid of others.
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.
#iDREAMCulture and Purpose — Using yesterdays traditional knowledge to bridge todays divide, 'Creating Cultural Pathways' and bringing real change to peoples future through development of perpetual, intergeneration self sustaining system of self determination, pride, self -respect and empowering traditional cultural roles resulting in large scale indigenous employment, housing and financial independence.
Your passionate support by helping with one or more of our projects close to your heart will help our dream grow and help right a wrong that brings us to today.
All projects are assessed against our core focus areas of:I nvestmentH ealthE conomic DevelopmentL earningP reservation of culture
We have watched and observed the failure of some good meaning organisations over many years, all had similar problems...ego's, Not understanding of culture, Not sustainable, Not creating intergenerational change.
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.
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
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.
Legacy is one of Australia’s oldest and most trusted charities. For almost a century, we have supported the families of those who gave their life or health for their country.
We are there in times of loss and grief, providing ongoing social support to families. We work to ensure the emotional health and wellbeing of those under our care.
We are there in times of hardship, providing financial support. We provide for basic needs, and advocate for their rights and benefits.
We are there for the long term, providing for the educational and development goals of our veterans’ families.
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.
At Soldier On, our mission is to work side by side all those who serve and protect Australia. Our services aim to HELP individuals build resilience and create, and expand, meaningful connections with family, community and employers through:Health and wellbeing – Psychology, social activities and programs, sporting activities and programsand service initiatives.Employment – Transition services, employment support, career development assistanceLearning – education and training programs, vocational trainingParticipation – social activities and programs focused on connections with family, friends and thebroader community, volunteering and sports programs.
Soldier On is focused on three key areas. Social and sporting activities, employment and education and psychological support. Whether our participants need to access services in one or all three areas, our staff are here to help them connect with others and to secure their futures.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Orange Pigeon is a unique and special organisation and a symbol of hope, care and compassion for adults 18 years and older who have life threatening or terminal illnesses by granting them a wish or providing them with a simple comfort in their lives, giving moments of happiness and distraction away from their illness to help lift their spirits. The only adult wish granting organisation of its type in Australia.
The Orange Pigeon strives to create unique and unforgettable wishes or comforts that are tailored to the needs of each recipient. We aim to meet and, wherever possible, exceed their expectations, making the experience truly special and memorable. Every wish or comfort aims to provide recipients and their loved ones with a break from the realities of their diagnosis and treatment. At a time of uncertainty, spending quality time with family and friends or doing something they have always dreamed of can help restore a sense of normality, boost confidence and create precious memories for the future.
The Orange Pigeon is a non-profit Incorporated Association and holds a DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) endorsement with the Australian Taxation Department.
Centre For Hope is all about empowering disadvantaged young people to respect themselves, to connect to the wider community and to create an inspired life.
Our team works with Australian youth aged 6 to 18 years who are suffering adversity through causes such as financial hardship, mental disorders, physical and learning disabilities, mental, physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies and who, because of their circumstances, suffer a significant degree of helplessness.We work with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to assist them to find their place in their world.
C4H Programs25 Engaged Schools1,900 Engaged Students
Wheels for Hope500 participants300 bikes refurbished300 skateboards gifted
One Voice Mob Choir40 participants10 performances
Volunteers302 contributing their time47,300 volunteer hours
Drop In5,000 toasties made1,500 smoothies drunk
Playgroup50 parents attending100 children attending400 Christmas presents distributed
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.
Variety SA empowers children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, giving all kids a fair go.
All children should be able to follow their dreams and be the best they can be. No matter what life throws at them. No matter what their ability.
Each year, thousands of children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, get support from Variety the Children’s Charity when they need it most.
Variety helps when others can’t.
Families and organisations can turn to Variety – the Children’s Charity when government assistance isn’t available.
Variety provides support through grants for children and families for things like:
Rural Aid supports farmers and rural communities in times of natural disaster such as flood, fire and drought. In addition, Rural Aid focusses on supporting the sustainability of regional and farming communities. Our disaster relief program includes the nationally recognised Buy a Bale campaign and delivers hay, water, and financial assistance for farmers across Australia.
Our Counselling program employs nationally registered counsellors, who live within their communities, to offer emotional and practical support to farmers and their families. We also provide volunteer support to rural towns, through our Community Support program.
Australia youth's speech and language skills are at the lowest they have ever been in Australian history.
With more than 1 in 16 primary students not having the ability to read at the level expected of them and 44% of Australian adults not having the literacy skills required of them to handle and maintain gainful employment.
The Sweet Pins Foundation aims to combat literacy issues by providing free books to primary school children.
By providing students with the opportunity to choose books they want to read rather than books they are told to read we look to encourage and inspire children to begin reading frequently from a young age in the hopes that we can start to turn these shocking statistics around for the next generation of Australians.
Find out more at The Sweet Pins Foundation
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.
Be Centre is a special place supporting children and families whose lives have been impacted by trauma such as physical or sexual abuse, neglect, bullying, divorce, illness bereavement, drugs and alcohol or other mental health issues.
A child’s pain and suffering are often not outwardly visible and they may not have the words to express their experiences or feelings. Our unique Play and Creative Therapy programmes offer a safe environment for children to tell their stories, helping them make sense of what is happening on the inside to restore their trust and build self-confidence so they can grow up with prospects not problems.
Be Centre is a registered charity and relies on the generosity of individuals and corporate Australia to ensure that we can assist every child who turns to us for help and support – the demand for our services has never been greater.
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.
One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland. All of us know someone who is affected. Show you care by calling 13 11 20. Donate. Volunteer. Connect.
With your support, we are creating hope for a cancer free future. Thank you.
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.
Souths Cares is an independent charity with close affiliations to the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Our charter is to support disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families through delivering programs in education, training, health and employment.
Youth Reach provides 11-24 year olds with inspiration, encouragement, support and a fun place to hang out. Our programs include a drop-in youth centre, case management and psychology programs, recreational activities, as well as a series of outreach programs designed to improve young lives.
Based in Brookvale, Youth Reach offers a free support service enriching the lives of young people by providing them with physical, social and emotional support. Friendly, qualified staff are there to welcome young people who simply feel like dropping in or want to access a diverse range of free activities.
Youth Reach is also a provider of the Department of Education’s Youth Connections program designed to provide a safety net for young people living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney who are disengaged – or who are at risk of becoming disengaged – from education. The Youth Connections Program provides young people who have left school, or who are thinking of leaving school, the support and guidance to reconnect with an education pathway that will ultimately lead to a Year 12 (or equivalent) level of education. Our experienced staff members are dedicated to providing assistance to children and young people who need extra support. Children and young people in the program benefit from one-on-one care through our case management and/or psychology services. A highly experienced team member is assigned to work with the young person to overcome the barriers they currently face, so that they find a renewed desire for education.
Our team members also regularly visit schools and areas where young people congregate and engage with them through outreach activities.
Contact Inc. is an Australian organisation helping to address the impacts of isolation for children, families and communities. Operating for over three decades as a follow on program from the International Year of the Child, Contact Inc. serves the community by working across all child, family and children’s sectors, providing service delivery in ways that best fit local child and family need.
The Business Education Network (BEN) is a registered Australian charity which supports young people, who are facing considerable challenges in their lives, to transition from adolescence to adulthood. There are many real and concerning threats to the welfare and development of Australian youth and we work with our incredibly supportive and inspiring partners and ambassadors in the community to make a considerable and tangible difference.
Together we improve the lives of local families and their children by providing school and community groups with outreach and vocational programmes, exposure to industry, mentoring, qualified youth case worker support and personal development resources. This includes inspirational workshops and mentoring by our Ambassadors – Guy Leech, and Cr. Michael Reagan.
BEN are passionate about making an enormous difference in our community. We are continually grateful to our partners for your support and generous donations to assist with our work. Over our 20 years of working together we have inspired over 100,000 student opportunities across the Northern Sydney region.
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.
75% of youth in out of home care don't finish High School. Life for children in care involves constant legal disputes, shuffling in and out of homes, and general uncertainty. According to research by the AIFS children in out of home care have one of the lowest literacy and numeracy rates in Australia.Foster the Future Australia (FTF Education Ltd) is a charity providing free tutoring and mentorship to youth in out of home care to help them get through school and achieve all that they can. We recruit and train university students who are keen to be a positive impact on a high school students life. Our charity is 100% run by volunteers, with no administrative salaries.
We began the Rainbow Tapestry project after a lot of research. Trends showed that more people are living by themselves. People remarked that they wanted to meet and connect with others. We observed behaviours of those who thought might be lonely.
For us involved in MCC Welfare Services, we didn't want to focus on the negative. We wanted our work to be fun and interesting - even though we knew there would be heavy loads to carry at times.
The Rainbow Tapestry project speaks to all of that. We offer weekly events that allow the inner child to come out and play. We have other events that take us out into the world. We also draw on topics that help us grow as people. Underpinning all events is the opportunity to connect with others.
Will you help us strengthen connections?
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 Sutherland Shire Sydney, had a great need for a Church for many years with some 7,000 Parishioners distanced from surrounding Parishes.
The inauguration of the Parish was by Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia at Sutherland Entertainment Centre where some 900 interested people met on Sunday the 19th of March 1995 under the guidance of His Eminence.
The Sutherland Shire was now an independent Parish. It was grateful to the Parish of the Resurrection of Christ, Kogarah for helping to service the area previously.
After Easter 1995 Services began in Gymea Technology High School Auditorium, Princes Highway, Gymea, once a month depending on the availability of a Priest. A 16 member Committee was established with Mr Stylianos Pambris as the President. This Committee took care of the initial coordination and early fund raising for the Parish to whom the Parish is very grateful.
On the 15th December, 1996 Father Constantine Varipatis was appointed as the Parish Priest by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos. He began the difficult but blessed task with his Presbytera Eleni of starting a new Parish. Services were now held every Sunday and even during weekdays where the school permitted. Services are bilingual. The High School Auditorium served as a Church for another 5 years. Credit has to go to those few dedicated faithful who would set up chairs, icons, alter, etc. every week so that Services could happen. The difficulties that the Parish faced in these early stages were like gold being purified in fire. They were a blessing!
Parish Committees – Men’s, Ladies and Youth were re-organized. They met on a monthly basis at a small hall at Sylvania Heights Primary School under the guidance of our Holy Archdiocese. Greek Schools were established under the Parish in 1997. Sunday Schools, Youth Groups, a Playgroup and a Seniors Group were established. A Children’s Choir was established and chants every Sunday. Religious Instruction in Public Schools and some High Schools was organized. Also hospital visits and Pastoral visits to the elderly in their homes began. Coffee was organized every Sunday after Church. Also the wheels of fundraising were in full swing with afternoon teas, raffles, an Annual Dance, and sweets and chocolates sold every week after Church. Many thanks go to our Ladies.
The landmark of the Parish was the purchase of 4,400 square meters of a prime parcel of land consisting of 5 houses on The Kingsway, Gymea by the end of 1998. One of the houses purchased was renovated and used for weekday services and an office. The architectural and building plans for a Church were set into motion by Architects John Horiatopoulos, Gregory Koutoulas and Engineers Peter Douroudis and Luke Tsougranis. For the latter we always said this would be done in memory of his late wife Rodoula. All of this was coordinated in a very mature and professional manner by Mr Harry Exikanas, the current President, to whom, together with his gracious wife Maria, the Parish will be eternally grateful.
The Parish was dedicated to Saint Stylianos on the 21st of June, 1998 by his Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias. It was also designated a Tri-Hypostatic Church. This means apart from the main Altar dedicated to Saint Stylianos (feast day 26th November) it will have two Chapels dedicated to Sts. Peter & Paul (feast day 29th June) and St.Gregory Palamas (feast day 2nd Sunday of Lent).
The building of the Church was completed in a record time of 6 months . This was made possible by many faithful Christians who donated and worked extremely hard. In particular, our Parish Committee and Ladies Committee deserve a special mention.
Also we can’t thank enough those self-sacrificial and often anonymous donors that helped in the critical stage of building our Church.
The opening of the Church was on the 16th of December 2001 by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos in the presence of the Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Bob Carr, the Mayor of Sutherland, other distinguished guests and 1000’s of our Faithful.Today the Parish is vibrant and runs many programs in various areas of faith.
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.
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.
Watoto Child Care Ministries has cared for more than 4,000 orphaned and vulnerable children since it was established in 1994, with over 3,000 currently receiving care. Some are former child soldiers and some were born to rebel leaders during the civil war. Many of these children have gone on to become lawyers, teachers, computer scientists, journalists, farmers and doctors. As a result of the care and education they have received, they are now impacting society in a positive way.
Diamond Women is a warm, engaging community based not-for-profit organisation that provides holistic support to women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Diamond provides counselling, outreach, parenting and mentor support groups, material assistance and casework service referrals. These services are readily available for young, vulnerable, pregnant and or parenting women as well as their families who are in crisis.
Since its launch in 2006, Diamond has provided over 1,200 pregnant and parenting women and their families with thousands of hours of counselling, mentoring and support. Our service has always operated twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to ensure women can access the support they need any time. We support women from Greater Western Sydney, Central Coast, South West, Sydney CBD, Illawarra and surrounding areas. As of September 2018, Diamond Women’s Support, and Sara’s Place merged together to increase strength in numbers, resources and support for all women in need of help.
The women and families that we see at Diamond are some of the most vulnerable and at risk in our community. Without the care, counselling, practical assistance and support services that Diamond provides our clients and their babies would face a very uncertain future.
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.
Raise creates thriving communities by empowering young people to become resilient, capable and connected. We impact the wellbeing of young people at risk of disengagement through best practice mentoring programs.
Having someone to listen, without judgement, is one of the best gifts we can give vulnerable young people. Over the last 12 years Raise has provided mentors to more than 6,300 young people. To do this we have also delivered industry leading youth mentoring training to almost 4,800 volunteers from the community.
Our programs are evidence-based, fully supervised, mentee-led mentoring programs for young Australians in high schools. Integral to the success of our programs are the duration (min 22 weeks), supervision by qualified counsellors and the detailed level of mentor training (12 hours Raise accredited).
Too often it’s the stuff that goes on outside of school, either at home or in social situations, that affects our young people’s ability and readiness to engage in learning. Raise volunteer mentors support each young person to navigate these challenging situations, by listening without judgement which enables our young people to feel heard, valued and supported.
Big Brothers Big Sisters help change the course of vulnerable young people's lives through safe and effective mentoring programs - To help build a resilient brighter future for individuals and the wider community.
For over 110 years internationally, and 40 years in Australia, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been Australia's largest youth mentoring organisation, strengthening communities and helping young people reach their potential.
By matching at risk young people with a volunteer mentor, we are providing long-term stable, positive guidance and friendship. Our quality mentoring programs have been proven to increase school retention and engagement, reduce the likelihood of substance abuse and the possibility of entering the justice system.
Your donation no matter how big or small, can make a BIG difference in the lives of many vulnerable young people facing adversity.
Canley Heights PS has an enrolment of 610 students K-6 and 20 preschool students. It is located in South Western Sydney in a low/medium density residential area in the Fairfield Local Government Area with a large portion of families living in Government Housing. Our school is also a feeder to a Women's Refuge for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Our families come from predominately low socio-economic backgrounds. Our 2013 FOIE is 156 which states that we have 463 students/families that are recognised in the first 2 quarters. As a result CHPS teachers work extremely hard to provide our student’s with the best educational teaching and learning programs and to ensure that our students wellbeing is at the forefront of all that we do. Just over 90% of our students come from language backgrounds other than English and are supported by significant EAL/D and Community Language programs as well as targeted literacy and numeracy initiatives.The school has an ongoing commitment to the development and delivery of quality teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. This is achieved through a strong, strategic professional development program for all teaching staff. The integration of technology into all areas of teaching and learning helps create a rich, engaging learning environment for students.Our school’s purpose is to provide our students with the academic, cultural and social skills they will need for continued lifelong learning and to have positive aspirations for a productive and bright future.
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.
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.
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.
Since 1952, Sunnyfield has been enriching the lives of people with disability by creating choice, opportunities and skills for life. We deliver nearly 2,000 support services for people with disability, including children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Sunnyfield employs over 1,230 staff in NSW and the ACT, to deliver accommodation services, assistance with daily life, social and community participation, supported employment, skills development, support coordination and clinical services.
Your support helps us to carry out our mission of providing choice, opportunities and skills for life.
All donations, no matter what size, are gratefully received. Thank you in advance for your generous support.
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.
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 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
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.
The Alpha-1 Association of Australia (AAA), was established on 15 June 2005. It is non-profit Health Promotion Charity endorsed as such by the Australian Taxation Office.
The AAA was established following recognition of the absence of a central body of information and contacts for those affected by and working with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). Alpha-1 is a genetically inherited medical condition which can affect the liver and lungs. The AAA has produced a booklet which contains more detail about the condition. See our Links section also.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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
Camp Breakaway (known as Breakaway) was established in 1982 as a registered non-profit charitable organisation and is a registered service provider for National Disability Insurance Scheme and a member of National Disability Services.
Breakaway is committed to enhancing the lives of all people with disabilities, at the same time allowing relief for families and carers.
Our aim is to care for the whole family, recognising that parents and siblings need to have support and respite too.
Breakaway respite camps (more like a holiday) provide friendship, fun, laughter, games, rest, and relaxation for children and adults with disabilities, children with high medical needs and their families.
Breakaway also provides specialist camps for children with autism, rare disorders, Smith Magenis Syndrome and young people with disabilities.
Due to Breakaway's 35 years of experience and facilities, Breakaway can cater for adults and children with severe and multiple disabilities and the aged and frail.
Breakaway is located on 11 hectares in San Remo. A wonderful semi-rural site surrounded by native bushland. Facilities include accommodation for 96 people, playground suitable for children with a disability, jumping pillow, tennis court, putt-putt. Lodges suitable for activities and seminars, commercial kitchen, catering. Respite camps include accommodation, meals and activity programs. Camps range from one day to seven days.
Our camps are supported by staff experienced in disability, high medical needs and aged cared. Volunteers provide companionship care for our guests.
The Breakaway site is available for hire by community groups and the general public. An ideal place for a seminar, family gathering, or holiday. The profits from site-hire go towards Breakaway providing respite programs for the community.
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. .
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.
Wunan is an Aboriginal development organisation in the East Kimberley, with a clear purpose and strategy to drive long-term socio-economic change for Aboriginal people by providing real opportunities, investing in people’s abilities, and by encouraging and rewarding aspiration and self-responsibility.
Wunan’s PURPOSE is to ensure that Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley enjoy the capabilities and opportunities necessary to make positive choices that lead to independent and fulfilling lives – essentially, to have dreams and a real chance of achieving them.
A key OBJECTIVE for Wunan is to shift the balance of dependence of Aboriginal people on welfare from 80% to 20% over 20 years. This objective is based on a clear guiding philosophy that Aboriginal success grows from investing in people’s ability, real opportunity, and reward for effort. We facilitate long term and sustainable change by focusing on our strategic priorities:
EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT / HOUSING & ACCOMMODATION / WELFARE REFORM / LEADERSHIP
Education – Innovative, long-term solutions in education create opportunities for children, young people and families to build a positive future for themselves.
Employment – Delivering direct employment and training outcomes for Aboriginal people to grow independent income-earning capacity and reduce welfare dependency.
Housing & Accommodation – Providing housing solutions that underpin family stability, employment and educational opportunities.
Welfare Reform – Wunan has long championed welfare reform as being critical to improving the lives and opportunities of Indigenous people in the East Kimberley and our advocacy in this area has been important in building a strong case for change within government.
Leadership – Strengthening the leadership and organisational capacity of Indigenous organisations is critical to improving the health, wellbeing and prosperity of Aboriginal communities.
Our PHILOSOPHY is to help those who want to help themselves
Wunan has a demonstrated track record of successfully implementing projects that create pathways for Indigenous people to achieve tangible outcomes and improved life choices.
Formerly known as Blacktown Community Transport Inc. and recently renamed to Easy-Go Connect, we are a non profit transport service for frail aged and people with disabilities and their carers. Easy-Go Connect services residents of the Blacktown local government area with services include Individual Transport, Shopping Shuttles, Hospital Shuttles, Social Outings and Group Bookings.
Want to know more? We can provide speakers for clubs, organisations, schools and groups interested in learning more about our services. To discuss inviting a member of the BCT team along to provide a talk or presentation, please phone us on 9621 5518 or CONTACT US.
Entheogenesis Australis is a charitable, educational organisation established in 2004; we provide opportunities for critical thinking and knowledge sharing on ethnobotanical plants, fungi, nature and sustainability.
With our conferences and workshops, we aim to celebrate the culture, art, politics and community around medicine plants in the hope to better wellbeing for humankind and the planet.
All donation supports the work EGA does, If you have watched and enjoyed our videos please consider pledging your support to the channel for future, and present content.
Mission Statement - Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind.
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to 500 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, ACT and Newcastle.
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.
Operating since 2006, Koya Aboriginal Corporation (Koya) is a 100% Aboriginal owned not-for-profit organisation. Guided and led by Aboriginal people and with a focus on engaging and retaining Aboriginal staff, the organisation’s mission is to ensure Aboriginal lives, heritage and identify are strong, empowered and thriving. We are an inclusive community group that welcomes other vulnerable children and families and we use our Kinship Care model to connect communities to each other. Underpinning Koya’s delivery of services and programs is the Pindi Pindi Centre of Research Excellence which, through research and evaluation based on the principles of sustainability, empowerment and cultural security, provides evidence to inform program development, implementation and delivery.
Here are some of our projects:
Kaat, Koort n Hoops (KKnH) - Link >Kaat, Koort n Hoops (Head, Heart and Hoops) is a sports and wellbeing program for children and young people.
Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) - Link >Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) operate various activities that include engagement and meetings with key stakeholders, visits to school, delivering workshops, community gatherings targeted at students in Years 4, 5 and 6.
Guthoo: We are One, Kalgoorlie Youth Project - Link >The untimely death of an Aboriginal young person in 2016 highlighted community concern for stronger engagement with youth, demonstrated by the high rate of youth antisocial behaviour occurring in the community.
Mooditj Relationships - Link >The Mooditj Relationships project will develop, pilot and evaluate a holistic, strengths-based, culturally safe and effective, resilience and relationships education program for Aboriginal young people aged 10-14 years.
See more at our projects page - Link >
Koya has a number of plans in place that are being execute short, mid and long term over a number of years, such as the Partnership Development Plan which is intended to provide a practical, realistic and achievable framework for the transition of Aboriginal community development to community thriving.
Koya has operated in the Swan region for ten years and has served all members of that community, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, in a variety of different ways. We believe in empowering people to achieve their goals by providing the tools and support to put their own ideas and initiatives in motion. Koya aims to create an innovative and sustainable community owned and controlled Aboriginal business that:
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.
At the Path of the Horse, we aim to assist people of all ages and from all walks of life who seek better mental health and well-being. Our work is a powerful, effective, and empathetic approach that assists our clients to make positive changes.
We help people become more self-aware about themselves which will enable them to make clearer choices about their lives. Through bringing about ‘awareness’, we work on ways to help heal, manage, build resilience, enjoy better relationships, and maintain better mental health. We welcome people just the way they are along with all their feelings and emotions.
We proudly support veterans, emergency service personnel, and their families and others better manage conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. We help young people discover coping mechanisms and assist them to understand their feelings and make aware choices. We work with people with Autism, those battling addictions, self-harm, grief, and many other conditions.
Meals on Wheels Central Coast Limited is committed to delivering more than just a meal, but a friendly support service and chance for social inclusion to members of the Central Coast community.
We are a community non-profit organisation which provides a friendly and convenient meal delivery and social support service to members of the Central Coast community. We cater to elderly and frail people as well younger people and their carers living at home.
Meals on Wheels Central Coast is managed by paid staff and overseen by a community based volunteer Committee. We have approximately 300 volunteers, 15 paid