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At Samaritans, it’s our goal to provide people living with disability the chance to achieve their goals and grow their independence at home.
Samaritans will spruce up 15 of its community and disability housing properties thanks to a $250,000 grant from the NSW Government. The houses receiving upgrades include a temporary shelter for women escaping domestic violence, transitional housing for young people experiencing homelessness, as well as properties that are permanent residences for people with disabilities.
Samaritans believes in providing spaces for young people to feel valued, listened to and respected. Our support services in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and surrounds includes everything from counselling, accommodation and parenting advice to drugs and alcohol support.
Aleta from Samaritans Killara Supported Independent Living (SIL) recently celebrated her 60th birthday with a fabulous trip to Sydney.
When Rod moved into Samaritans Supported Independent Living (SIL) house in Elermore Vale he was eager to become more active and explore his new neighbourhood.
To ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and people we support, we have adapted our service delivery and have made some changes to our Emergency Relief (ER) Centres.
From Gunnedah to Tamworth, two staff from Samaritans youth homelessness services road tripped to several rural towns earlier last month to visit youth services, train staff and distribute supplies.
The young people we see are often facing challenges with their mental health and relationships; home life is unstable or unsafe and keeping up with school attendance is almost impossible. Our frontline youth workers, case managers and practitioners work tirelessly and with such passion and enthusiasm. It’s a privilege to share some of their words here.
Samaritans has officially launched our Statement of Commitment to Child safety and wellbeing.
A huge thank you to our generous community who supported our headspace Maitland and Cessnock teams in this year’s Push-up Challenge!
Quality Early Childhood Education is one of the most effective ways of ensuring children have the best start in life. So, how do you choose the best child care? What are you looking out for? Here are 4 key indicators of a great Early Learning environment.
We want to confirm Samaritans commitment to continuing to provide support to people in our community, while ensuring everyone’s safety. Updates regarding our service delivery are listed on this page. You can still contact our services via phone and in some services, we are organising video and telephone appointments.