The primary focus of Noffs services is socially disadvantaged and disconnected young people and those from indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds. Our particular expertise is in the treatment of young people with drug and alcohol problems and in particular those with comorbid mental health issues. While focussed on young people, Noffs involves the whole community by organising and promoting events to create shared experiences, open pathways for dialogue and enhance the sense of social inclusion.
All Noffs services emphasise the use of multi-dimensional approaches to engage and maintain positive relationships with young people. These approaches include the creation of welcoming and safe social spaces, inclusion of young people in decision-making and planning processes, catering for social and cultural diversity, collaboration with a range of other specialist services and a focus on problem solving. All of our services are based on leading research and are continually evaluated.
UnitingCare Children Young People and Families formed in July 2006 through the integration of four agencies within UnitingCare NSW/ACT. The coming together of these agencies was a great step forward in providing a continuum of services to children, young people and their families throughout NSW/ACT. UnitingCare Burnside - concern for social justice and the needs of people who are disadvantaged are based on Christian values which inform the way we serve and represent people and communities. All of Burnside's services are inclusive and based on achieving just, safe, nurturing and healthy life experiences for children, young people and families. We aim to protect children from abuse and neglect by breaking the cycles of disadvantage and building on strengths. Our out-of-home care services provide children and young people who cannot live with their families with saafe and stabel environments where they can flourish.
The Centre is a service for women, providing:"counselling"information"groups"support We are committed to providing a service which supports the psychological and emotional well-being of women, recognising the social, environmental, economic, physical and cultural factors which affect women's health.
S.T.E.P.S. is a government funded program that has been assisting people with mental illness & mental health issues with counselling, training and obtaining employment. The program is managed by Sydney Counselling Centre (SCC). SCC staff includes a team of clinical psychologists, psychologists and employment counsellors who have been working in this industry for many years.
Stepping Out is a community-based organisation run by women for women survivors of child sexual assault and their children. Stepping Out aims to create a safe, supportive and respectful environment where women can develop confidence, increase self-esteem and are able to make positive decisions about their future based on their own needs and beliefs. Stepping Out services are available to any woman affected by child sexual assault who is:"18 years and over;"Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless;"Able to manage semi-independent living (with assistance from carers if appropriate); and"Wanting to address issues of child sexual assault.
The St Vincent de Paul Society provides a range of mental health programs in New South Wales. Group social recreation centres are located in Lewisham, Como and the Illawarra. Compeer, our award winning mental health friendship program, has branches in the Central Coast, Chatswood, Blacktown, Lewisham, Griffith, Albury, Illawarra-Shoalhaven and Macarthur-Wingecarribee areas. For more information on these services, please contact details below.