BGF was founded in 1984 and is Australia's oldest HIV/AIDS charity. The organisation provides support to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) across NSW including direct financial and practical assistance, financial counselling, supported housing and employment support. BGF works closely with other HIV/AIDS and mainstream organisations. While BGF has been and remains an organisation which responds to the needs of PLWHA with direct practical support, the recent review of client services has moved the organisation to a way of working which promotes independence and participation. The foundation is attempting to implement a more holistic approach to working with clients rather than just addressing financial needs in isolation from the range of other needs clients may have. Service delivery essentially include:"Practical assistance based on individual needOutreach / links with other service providers."Areas of service provision: financial assistance, NILS (No Interest Loans Scheme), financial counselling, supported housing, Phoenix Workshops."Supported Housing clients continue to have a more comprehensive level of assessment and more intensive service delivery compared to clients receiving general support
The Brain Injury Association of New South Wales is the only statewide organisation in NSW dedicated to serving all persons affected by acquired brain injury'those with acquired brain injuries, family members, friends, professionals, and the broader community.
Benelong's Haven Ltd Aboriginal Family Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre was founded in 1974 by Dr Valerie Bryant-Carroll OAM. The centre and hostel is situated on the banks of the Macleay River between Kempsey and South West Rocks on the mid North Coast of NSW. Dormitory accommodation is provided for single males and family rooms for couples with or without children. The Program treats all forms of addiction. It does this by seeking to re-establish spiritual bonds in human relationships damaged by addiction. Addiction is reliance on substances or activities for emotional support instead of human relationships. The Program:"Alcoholics Anonymous"Anger management"Individual counselling"Conflict resolution"Methadone detox Activities:"Morning big book reading"Morning AA group"Weekly psychotherapy group"Addictions discussion group"Addictions lectures"Recreation: line dancing, touch football, fishing and beach trips