Directory

Organisations that offer material aid such as food, hot meals, clothing or vouchers.

These are organisations that can provide assistance.These charitable organisations assist with lunches, vouchers, hot meals, clothing or referrals
Life Church Soul Cafe - HOT MEALS
Monday, Thursday 12.30 - 1.30 @ Wallsend
Wallsend Baptist Church,
Cowper Street
Wallsend.
Christ Church Cathedral - LUNCH HOT MEALS
Every second Sunday @ 12.30pm
Cathedral Hall
Church Street,
Newcastle
Newcastle City Church - HOT MEAL
Friday and Saturday 11.00pm - 2.00am
Cnr of Perkins Street,
Hunter Street Mall

Compeer friendship program NSW

Compeer is a volunteer support and social program that uses the power of friendship to help people with mental illnesses live happier, more satisfying lives. The program recruits, screens, and matches volunteers with people recovering from mental illness.
Goals
To assist individuals with mental illnesses with their recovery through supportive friendships and community connections.
To help combat the stigma associated with mental illnesses by engaging community members in relationships with people who have a psychiatric disability.

Freeman House

Freeman House is a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society located in Armidale (Northern NSW), and specialises in the provision of residential and community-based rehabilitation services for people 18 years and over whom:
Suffer with severe alcohol and drug use problems, where these problems pose a significant risk to the health and welfare of the individual and others;
Non-residential or short term treatment options have failed to address their treatment needs in the past;

Headspace

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.

The service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

The services can be accessed through headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.

Headstart Acquired Brain Injury Service Inc.

BIA NSW offer advocacy, support, case management, peer mentoring programs and training opportunities. The BIA NSW works to raise awareness of the needs and issues affecting people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) by special projects, awareness training for service providers and policy works.
We currently provide:
*Individually tailored support with one to one worker to meet the unique needs of the consumers at home or in the community

Heart Foundation

Heart Foundations vision and mission focus on six key areas:
Help all Australians to achieve a healthy weight
Help all Australians to identify and understand the warning signs of a heart attack
Inform and educate women about their risk of cardiovascular disease and the steps they can take to prevent it
Help all Australians to have improved access to prevention and treatment
Increase our commitment to supporting research as well as using quality research in all of our work and
Increase funds raised.

Family Law and Child Support Advice

This service is ran at different areas;
186 Vincent street,
Cessnock
Ph; 1800 551 589
By appointment only

there are a number of services that Legal Aid assist with; these include;

Legal Aid NSW state-wide services

Child Support Service
Mental Health Advocacy Service
Veterans Advocacy Service
Youth Hotline

Need help at court?

Legal Aid NSW court services
Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services

Other legal services

Department of Human Services - Crisis and special help

There are a range of payments and services to support you in an emergency or crisis situation.
You may be able to get paid an income support payment immediately, even if you are not already receiving a Centrelink payment. If you already receive a Centrelink payment, you may be able to receive an advance lump-sum payment from your existing income support payment. The type of payment or assistance that you may be able to get will depend on your individual circumstances.

Crisis Payment is a one-off payment to help those experiencing difficult or extreme circumstances.

Family Law Court

Getting Help:
* Services that help people with particular needs, for example: legal, dispute resolution including counselling, translations.
* Separation and Divorce
When, where and how to get a divorce. Information on legal issues around separation.
* Family Violence
What family violence is and how it affects others. How the Courts deal with family violence.
* Children's Matters
How to make arrangements for children during and after separation. How separation affects children. About Going to Court
* What happens at Court.