Parramatta Mission has been providing services to people who are homeless, people facing crisis and people living with mental illness for over 40 years. The Mission’s broader history can be traced back to the opening of the first Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on the current head office site in 1821. Parramatta Mission’s expansive community programs were born out of the early Wesleyan’s ethos of outreach, community and inclusiveness.
Today, Parramatta Mission is one of the largest providers of community mental health services in New South Wales, as well as one of the largest providers of community services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Sydney.
UnitingCare Australia is the national body for the UnitingCare Network, one of the largest providers of community services in Australia. With over 1,600 sites, the network employs 39,000 staff and is supported by the work of over 28,000 volunteers. We provide services to children, young people and families, Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, the poor and disadvantaged, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and older Australians in urban, rural and remote communities.
Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm is part of its network of care, support and training for homeless and troubled youth. Nestled in the secluded Southern Highlands of NSW, it provides a safe and stable environment for young people. The program at Triple Care Farm combines residential care, vocational training, education, counselling, placement and aftercare. The aim is to help young people get back on track so that they can live up to potential, realise goals, learn and grow.
The Transcultural Mental Health Centre is a state-wide organisation funded by the NSW Health that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities through a community capacity building approach with a whole of lifespan focus. The TMHC seeks to achieve this through working in partnership with mental health services, consumers, carers and the community, NGO sector, ethno-specific services and other relevant government departments.
We exist to protect the vulnerable Victorians in our community – a child suffering from abuse, a homeless young person, a woman escaping domestic violence, an impoverished couple unable to feed their family – people who desperately need help. We protect over 80,000 Victorians all across the state, each and every year.
With a range of direct services, we help people to overcome their immediate crises.These services include foster care, emergency relief, food and material aid, crisis accommodation, care for children with disabilities, assistance for victims of abuse, violence and neglect, and short-term housing. We’re also dedicated to empowering and educating Victorians, to provide them with access to brighter futures and better tomorrows. Our focus on long-term benefits includes family and financial counselling, parenting advice and support, training programs, assistance with addiction, and advocacy. We believe in and respect the value of all people, irrespective of their individual circumstances or beliefs. Everything we do is done to protect, prevent and empower disadvantaged Victorian children, young people and families.
St John of God Health Care is a leading provider of health and community services, with 14 hospitals, a community hospice, pathology and outreach services throughout Australia and in Christchurch, New Zealand. St John of God Health Care operates three psychiatric/drug and alcohol service hospitals: St John of God Pinelodge Clinic in Dandenong, Victoria; and St John of God Hospital, Richmond, and St John of God Hospital, Burwood, in Sydney, New South Wales. All hospitals provide a comprehensive suite of inpatient and day patient programs. In addition, the group provides a range of mental health outreach programs including Casa Venegas, a Sydney service supporting homeless people with mental health problems; Raphael Centres in Victoria and Western Australia, which provide support for women and families experiencing peri-natal anxiety or depression; and community counselling centres in Ballarat, Victoria, and Fremantle, Western Australia.
Southern Community Welfare is a community based, non-profit, harm prevention organisation. Since it's inception in 1995, it has provided professional, innovative therapeutic services to families and individuals. Southern Community Welfare has a particular focus on serving the community in the areas of risk, resilience and early intervention. SCW provides programs that address the areas of suicide prevention, deliberate self-injury, eating disorders, depression, child abuse, loss and grief, family breakdown and parenting skills. We also run various support groups in the areas of support after suicide; divorce and separation recovery and Rock and Water boys social strengthening. It is our commitment to care, equip, empower and offer hope to those in our community who are struggling in these areas. Our staff of professionals is here to help you find ways to effectively meet today's challenges within your family, the workplace and the community.