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This month we want to highlight the stories of resilience, courage and power of women, and give a platform to their voices.
Samaritans offices will close for Christmas from 2pm on Thursday December 24 through until 9am on Monday January 4, 2021. Some services will continue with reduced staff through the holiday period. For further details, check out this article.
"One of my biggest strengths after being sober for this long would be the positive influence I can have on someone else"
Gary shares his story of resilience and courage as he embarks on his latest marathon, this time fundraising for people recovering from addiction.
One of our Emergency Relief volunteers, Rose, talked to us about what her role is like supporting people in their hour of need.
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.
Our Emergency Relief (ER) centres are critically short of some essential items including tin spaghetti, baked beans and 2-minute noodles.
Frank, a resident of Samaritans Elermore Vale Supported Independent Living (SIL) house, recently embarked on a well deserved holiday to Nelson Bay.
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.
Your support today can contribute to life-changing programs for local young people.