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As government restrictions ease and the community adapts, Samaritans is also adapting our service delivery. You can still contact our services via phone, in some services we are organising video appointments, organising for supplies to be picked up safely and connecting you with what you need.
Samaritans is calling on government to permanently increase rates of government support payments and supply of housing, following the release of the Rental Affordability Snapshot for 2020.
headspace Maitland is set to launch a new satellite service in the Cessnock area in June, an exciting partnership project coordinated by Samaritans and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN).
COVID-19 has made for some tough adjustments for young people supported by Samaritans Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS). Members of the SHS team, Clare, Emma and Max, reflected on some of the challenges faced by people supported by the service throughout the pandemic.
Samaritans Shops have been temporarily closed to ensure the safety of our community but, as things change, we have decided to begin reopening our stores with extra safety and cleaning measures in place to protect our volunteers and customers.
Young people are set to benefit from a new youth mental health service, headspace Kempsey, which is expected to open in late 2020.
This week we celebrate and acknowledge the work of foster carers and kinship carers who dedicate their time to enriching the lives of young people.
Samaritans Information and Neighbourhood Centre (SINC) has recently moved to a new office in Vincent Street, Cessnock, offering additional space and access for locals. The new building is located next door to the new headspace satellite service, which is set to launch later in June.
Samaritans staff have adapted extremely well to the technological change and growth we’ve had in recent months, which has improved the ways we can collaborate as well as the ways we support our communities.
We have vacancies for 2021 in our Preschool Program and our 2-4 years room!
As NSW experiences severe weather conditions Samaritans staff have been closely monitoring our areas of operation in the Hunter, Mid North Coast and Central Coast.
Frank, a resident of Samaritans Elermore Vale Supported Independent Living (SIL) house, recently embarked on a well deserved holiday to Nelson Bay.