The City of Newcastle is a local government area in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. The City of Newcastle incorporates much of the area of the Newcastle metropolitan area.

Justice Advocacy Service

The service will support and advocate for suspects/defendants, witnesses and victims of crime.

What will Justice Advocacy Service (JAS) provide for people with cognitive impairment?

• Support person for victims or witnesses of crime who wish to make a statement about a crime to police

• Support persons 24 hours, 365 days a year at police stations for people who are under arrest

• Legal advice will be available from IDRS community legal centre for people under arrest

• Support persons at legal appointments

Youth Drug and Alcohol Clinical Services

Youth Drug and Alcohol Clinical Services is free and a voluntary service that offers clinical interventons to young people aged up to and including 18 years of age who have moderate to servere substance use problems. The service assists with; stabilsation and reduction of drug and/or alcohol usage, improving health outcomes, linking and referrals to other service providers and reducing risk of relapse.  

I Am Here

I Am Here is an NDIS approved provider of 24/7 respite accommodation services for children and adults with acquired brain injury (ABI), cerebral palsy, physical, intellectual and other disabilities.

I Am Here offers high quality short, mid and long-term respite accommodation, giving carers and guests a much-needed break from their everyday routine.

They also provide community care and outings.

Our Backyard

Our Backyard is a private car park space that offers those sleeping in their cars in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas; a place to sleep and a place to connect. They have; hot showers, dry towels, toilets, kitchen facilities and assistance to connect with other services. 

Our Backyard supports men, women, families who are sleeping in their cars at night. All our guests need to be travelling in a registered motor vehicle to access the program.

Procare

Procare is a community based, not for profit organisation providing support services for families through counselling and education. They also offer  education, professional development courses for health workers and community awareness through information, referral and resources. 

HPCA, in collaboration with ProCare, offers free counselling services to prostate cancer sufferers and their families.

St John Ambulance Australia

St John NSW, offer programs & services such as;

First Aid training, Mental Health First Aid Training and CPR training

First Aid in Schools is a free program aimed at equipping children in primary school (7-12 years old) with vital lifesaving skills.

St John (NSW) event health services are professional and highly trained members who are dedicated to making events safe for everyone.

St John (NSW) also has qualified trainers who volunteer their time to teach first aid.

YP COPMI

YP COPMI supporting children and young people of parents with a mental illness. Contact the;

Charlestown branch on 4904 9000

Newcastle branch on 4964 7000

Maitland 4939 2900