CO program covers people who live in the Wollongong LGA. The program supports frail older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers at home. Community services are provided to assist people with complex care needs to remain at home. These services are available to people of all cultural backgrounds. The program provides individual case management and service coordination to meet the specific needs of clients and their carers. Types of services available:"Comprehensive assessment"Information"Referral to services"Casse management"Service coordination"Brokerage funds to provide services for assessed needs which are not available through mainstream services Fees for service apply. Referrals can be made through any source.
The initial aim of CO AS IT was to assist in the settlement process of the large number of Italians who arrived in the post World War II period, as well as establishing Italian language programs within the community. CO AS IT offers specialist services by professionally trained Italian speaking social workers and psychologists in the area of the aged, youth, family, mental health, and drugs and alcohol. The CO AS IT Mental Health Program aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated mental health service that is specific to the cultural and linguistic needs of the Italian Community.
The Australian Mental Health Suicide Consumer - Alliance Inc. operates under the name of Club SPERANZA. It is the first Australian suicide consumer alliance and was established in 1994. It is the foremost advocate in Australia for consumers - carers - survivors and service professionals on issues of suicide and self-aided death.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Australia is a charity that is releasing Australians from debt and poverty through professional debt counselling, practical services and financial education. CAP will help anyone who is facing hardship as a result of financial difficulty and all of CAP's services are provided free of charge. Our unique 'hands on' approach, involving visiting clients in their homes, empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime. The charity operates through a growing network of centres, each opened in partnership with a local church.
"Break Thru People Solutions is an Australian not for profit organisation and since 1992, has offered a range of free specialist employment programs to job seekers. As a free service, we also work closely with employers to find the right person for their job vacancies. Break Thru believes that the employment of people with disabilities and other disadvantages is not an act of charity, it is good business sense. Our staff work hard to support people looking for jobs to build skills and confidence that will assist them in securing real jobs."
CHESS (Coffs Harbour Employment Support Service) is a specialised employment service for people living with a psychiatric illness. It provides employment and vocational support for people living with a mental illness to re-enter the work force. CHESS is a federally funded community-based organisation providing free service to its clients. CHESS is an independent employment agency and has trained employment consultants who work with clients on a one-to-one basis. Its service is professional and seeks to support clients through the following work phases: job selection, obtaining work, and keeping a job. Clients are referred to CHESS via GPs, psychiatrists, mental health services, Centrelink, CRS, community health organisations, Employment National, job brokers, self-referrals, and concerned friends and family.