2024 Event Day Information and Service Providers

2024 SERVICE PROVIDERS ATTENDING (Click the headings to expand)

BaptistCare Hope Street

Case work in homelessness, DV, housing, NDIS, child protection, family & community, food support, no interest loans.

CatholicCare Refugee Hub

Information stall & free giveaways.

Community Disability Alliance Hunter

Independent, collective voice committed to full inclusion and active citizenship and building capacity of peers.

Hunter Multicultural Communities

Advice, information and support for multicultural CALD communities.

Mosaic Multicultural Communities

Advice, information and support for multicultural CALD communities.

Newcastle Libraries

Information regarding libraries, books to give away.

St Phillips Christian College – DALE Young Parents

Education for young parents.

Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Centre

Information on our community services.

Tide Assist Pty Ltd

NDIS funded supports.

TAFE NSW

TAFE Outreach free courses and computer access on the day.

Huge thanks to Dirty Violet,  Threepence, Magpie Diaries, Matthew Clark & ATWEA students for donating their time to provide the entertainment on the day!

APM Employment Services

Disability employment services.

ATWEA College

Education & training.

Castle Personnel

Disability employment services.

 

Dress for Success

Free professional clothing that improves the employability of disadvantaged women, trans women and non-binary people.

Joblink Plus

Employment services.

Salvation Army

Workforce Australia information.

Verto LTD

Employment & apprenticeship services with holistic case management.

Al-Anon Family Groups Northern NSW

Public information for family & friends of problem drinkers.

Belmont Neighbourhood Centre (Outside)

Community services and pet food.

Butter Fish Services

Positive behaviour support, speech pathology, counselling, support coordination.

C3 Victory Care

Life skills, cooking classes, care hampers, money mentoring, support for women who have survived DV.

Carers NSW

Information about Carers NSW & Carer Getaway programs. Intake for program access.

Dads in Distress

Crisis support for men going through the difficulties of separation.

Eastlakes Family Support Services

Information about family support & specialist domestic violence support from Staying Home Leaving Violence & financial counselling.

Family Inclusion Strategies Hunter (FISH)

Information for parents & families who have had children removed & placed in care or are at risk of children being removed.

Full Stop Australia

Information about free national 24 hour counselling service for people impacted by sexual & domestic violence.

Got Your Back Sista

Information for women escaping domestic violence and giveaways of toiletries.

Grainery Care

Free groceries & clothing & information about new food care centre at Mayfield.

Mercy Services

Information about free AOD outreach counselling & Holyoake Women’s Program.

Mum’s Cottage

Benevolent relief, social connections, counselling services, family courses, clothing and goods.

Newcastle Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

Information & resources on the Local & Family Courts.

Survivors R Us

Benevolent institution that supports survivors of domestic violence, homelessness and unemployment.

Share the Dignity

Sanitary items for women in need.

St Vincent de Paul

Welfare assistance services, emergency financial relief, local area coordination support and advice.

We Care Connect

Information about the provision of children’s clothing & toys.

Wesley Mission

Information on support services.

The Canopy

Information, advice & referrals.

Baker’s Delight (Outside)

BBQ – Grilled hotdogs, toasted sandwiches, drinks and library bags for kids.

Catholic Care Social Services (Outside)

BBQ – Bacon & egg rolls.

Jesmond Lions Club (Outside)

BBQ – Sausage sizzle.

Lions Club of Belmont & District (Outside)

Coffee and cake.

Mayfield Mosque (Outside)

Barista services and sweet treats.

New Life Community Relief / Le Petit Café (Outside)

Barista services.

Port Waratah Coal Services (Outside)

BBQ – Hamburger patties.

REACH Newcastle (Outside)

Egg and bacon rolls.

Rotary Club of Wallsend-Maryland (Outside)

BBQ breakfast.

TAFE NSW – Hospitality (Outside)

TAFE Barista students offering fresh-brewed coffee all day.

Victory Care (Outside)

Barista services.

Ausgrid

Support & advice with electricity and retailer queries and concerns.

Australian Financial Complaints Authority

Fair, free and independent dispute resolution for financial complaints about credit, loans and finance, insurance, superannuation and financial advice.

Energy & Water Ombudsman

Free and independent dispute resolution for energy & Water related concerns.

Hunter Water Corporation

Information and assistance with water bills, water saving tips & provides details on rebates and payment assistance if struggling to pay a bill.

NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages

Provision of birth certificates in partnership with Service NSW.

Revenue NSW

Assisting customers with their fines and fines debt. Working out payment plans at the minimum cost to the customer and assisting with Work Development Orders.

Service NSW (Outside)

Information & support regarding birth certificates, NSW drivers’ licencing and registration, assistance with accessing rebates, setting up accounts and mobile app.

Services Australia (Outside)

Centrelink/government services.

ACON Health

Sexual health education, harm minimisation resources & education, LGBTQ specific services, inclusion & awareness & preventative health education.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Information and drug and alcohol support.

Breast Screen NSW

Information on breast screening.

Bungree Aboriginal Association

Care finder service.

Family Planning NSW

Health information with games.

Flourish Australia

Mental health service, information on PHN CPS program, disability employment, community lawn mowing & drop-in centres.

GambleAware HNE

Information on safe and responsible gambling.

Hearing Australia (Outside)

Free hearing checks and information.

Headstart ABI Services

Specialised support services for people living with an acquired brain injury.

Hunter New England Health

Free health screening, referrals, and health advice (including immunisation, diabetes risk assessments, liver clinic, podiatry, wound management, mental health etc).

Hunter Primary Care

NDIS support coordination, allied health, mental health & behaviour support, suicide prevention, psychology services.

Lifeline Direct

Counselling services.

Narcotics Anonymous Newcastle / Hunter Valley

Information on our services.

One Door Mental Health Support Group

Support group for carers and people with mental illness.

 

OPSM Onesight program

Free eye testing and glasses.

Primary Health Network

Information about mental health programs.

St Vincent de Paul

Continuing Coordinated Care program flyers & information.

StandBy

Support services for those bereaved by suicide.

TAFE NSW – Diploma of Nursing

Diploma of Nursing student/teachers providing TPR, BP, oxygen saturations, integumentary assessment.

Uniting Recovery

Psychosocial support to people who live with severe mental illness.

Wandiyali

Aboriginal community referral advocacy support services. State debt fines, referrals to access drug & alcohol services.

We Help Ourselves (WHOS)

Information about outpatient & residential AOD treatment programs.

What Were You Wearing – Australia

Resources for DV & SV victims, survivor packs, staff trained with advice on how to overcome trauma.

Bethel Disability Services

Disability support services.

Catholic Healthcare

Transitional housing support services.

Carrie’s Place Domestic Violence & Homelessness Services

DV and homelessness advice and referral.

Enlarge Living

Support for accessing the NDIS Scheme & supports.

Homes NSW – Link2Home

Accommodation assistance.

Homes NSW– Hunter Area Access & Demand

SHS and temporary accommodation service provision. Link2Home, RentStart, Bond Loan and housing applications.

Home in Place

Information regarding CHP delivered services including tenancy, housing pathways & private rental assistance products.

Hume Community Housing

Housing options team and other tenancy & social outcomes services.

Hunter Community Housing

Information regarding housing options and CatholicCare Social Services.

Jenny’s Place

Women’s domestic violence and homelessness support services.

Mission Australia

Tenant participation and community engagement.

Macquarie Care –Car 2 Home Project

Information on temporary accommodation services for people sleeping in their cars. Referrals to other SHS services.

Matthew Talbot Homeless Services

Advice, information and assistance for men and men with children experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

NOVA for Women & Children (Outside)

Nova for Women and Children provides support options for women and children who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or escaping domestic or family violence.

Orange Sky Laundry (Outside)

Mobile laundry service.

Pacific Link Housing Services

Provides affordable community housing, answers any queries regarding housing pathways, creative ideas around housing options, current tenancy or possible tenancy in the future.

Port Stephens Family & Neighbourhood Service

Homelessness support.

Samaritans – Recovery Point

Post prison drug & alcohol support, assisted homelessness services, case management.

Salvation Army (OASIS)

Homelessness services.

Sanctuary Place

Housing & accommodation services.

Solid Holistic Care

Supported independent living options, short & medium term accommodation funded through NDIS.

Upper Hunter Homeless Support

Homeless service information & badge making activity.

Warlga Ngurra Women & Children’s Refuge

Resources, advice, information on domestic violence & homelessness service provision.

Wandiyali

Supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Defence & Veterans Legal Service

Information about our free, confidential, independent legal service – information, advice and assistance to veterans, currently serving ADF members, and their families.

Hunter Community Legal Centre

Information regarding legal centres & referrals.

Hunter Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service

Free advice on tenants’ rights and advocacy.

Legal Aid NSW

Information on civil law services offered by Legal Aid.

Northern Aboriginal Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service

Tenancy advice.

NSW Police Force

Information on domestic violence, personal safety, online safety & other community issues.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Legal advice, information and referral.

Samaritans Financial Counselling

Financial counselling.

Senior Rights Service NSW

Free & confidential telephone advice, aged care advocacy and support, legal advice and community information to seniors across New South Wales.

University of Newcastle Older Persons Legal Clinic

Information about our clinic.

Uniting Local Area Coordination

NDIS application support, linkage to community & govt supports and help to develop NDIS plans.

Your Story Disability Legal Support

Disability Royal Commission information and legal

Belmont Neighbourhood Centre (Outside)

Giving away pet food and products.

The Big Issue (Outside)

Join the Big Issue guys for a game of street soccer out on the field.

Community Hair Project (Outside)

Free haircuts.

Orange Sky Laundry (Outside)

Free mobile laundry service.

TAFE NSW (Hair & Barbering)

Free haircuts.

Allambi Care

Youth homelessness support.

Family Support Newcastle

Activities for children to play, information on parenting programs and support.

Grow A Star

Information on youth mentoring scholarship program.

Jupiter – Space to Talk

Educational & fun games around mental health, wellbeing and AOD harm minimisation.

HNEH (Youth Health Team)

Information on services and support.

Newcastle Libraries (Outside)

Fun activities.

OzHarvest

Information about the OzHarvest Nourish Program.

Samaritans

Information on youth homelessness services.

Wellways

Youth community living support services.

Youth Law Australia

Information about youth law services.