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
Anglicare services include emergency relief for families in crisis; foster care and adoption for abused children and those with special needs; counselling and support for children and youth with disabilities; migrant services; aged care through both nursing homes and community services; opportunity shops providing low-cost clothing; emergency services in times of disaster and chaplains in hospitals, prisons, mental health facilities and juvenile justice institutions. The Diocesan Services Division provides a range of services to Anglicare and to the Diocese -often by way of consultancy in specialised fields. Within the context of the Mission of Anglicare and the Sydney Diocese Mission Strategy, the Division exists to encourage, serve, resource and represent the Church in gospel ministries to people in the community. Diocesan Services aims to stimulate constructive growth in pastoral action through a range of connected outreach programs. The seven Diocesan Services Ministries are:"Chaplaincy"Community Education and Training"Emergency Services"National Church Life Survey"Research and Planning"Strategic Ministry Services"Women in Prison
"Afford is a registered charity that supports more than 2,000 people every day to find meaningful purpose and work for a richer and positive lifestyle.
We offer a wide range of services including Community Support, Shared Living, Supported Employment, Open Employment, healthy lifestyle programs and supported getaways, and training and educational programs for school leavers."
The Action Foundation for Mental Health Inc. is an independent incorporated non-profit organisation and registered charity. The Foundation was established in early 1987 and currently operates programs throughout the Lower North Shore of Sydney due to the temporarily closure of Westview Cottage. The current Activities of the Foundation are, broadly, to:"Provide suitable psycho-social and skills based programs"Promote awareness and provide information regarding mental health"Advocate and lobby on behalf of clients who suffer or have suffered from a mental health problem"Fundraise for programs
ACON (formerly known as The AIDS Council of NSW) is a non-government organisation based in the gay and lesbian communities. We provide advocacy, care and support services to members of those communities including Indigenous people, transgender people, injecting drug users, sex workers and all people living with HIV/AIDS. We work for:"The right of all HIV positive men and women to claim the best quality of life that is individually attainable and to have their strengths, their achievements and their needs recognised."The sexual health and rights of every member of our communities to be recognised."The lesbian and gay community to understand and take responsibility for its mental and physical health."A society which respects the basic link between health and justice.