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Samaritans Winter Appeal addresses invisible crisis

CEO of Samaritans, Peter Gardiner is calling on the Hunter community to support the Samaritans Winter Appeal and help address the invisible crisis of youth homelessness. “There has been significant media coverage and community conversation around Australia’s homelessness crisis recently-…

Oi – Be a voice against abuse.

http://www.oiapp.org.au/

Samaritans has launched a new digital resource for young people to be a voice against abuse, identify abuse when it occurs and know where to go to seek help.  The ‘Oi’ App will help raise awareness and drive much-needed conversation around…

Be our guest at Les Miserables

Enjoy a night out in Newcastle and be our guest at the charity opening of Les Miserables. Based on one of the greatest novels on the 19th century, you don’t want to miss out on this musical extraordinaire presented by Metropolitan Players…

Why Are Youth Services So Important?

What are youth services? Youth services include any service designed to help the youth in Australia (or worldwide). Youth are generally defined as anyone between the ages of 12 and 25. Youth services can come in the form of anything…

Samaritans drug rehabilitation program proves effective

Samaritans Community Amphetamine Treatment program has been hailed a success. The program, which started 6 months ago, is run by Samaritans Recovery Point service and offers support to people with drug addiction coming out of prison and rehabilitation centers. The…

Connecting at Kaiyu Konnect

Samaritans Kaiyu Konnect program offers community and center-based activities to support adults living with a mental illness to achieve their goals.  The people we support benefit greatly from this program and Samaritans is proud to offer a positive experience for…

Support Samaritans at Grill’d!

Samaritans has been selected to participate in Grill’d Local Matters. You can support Samaritans by buying a burger at Grill’d in The Junction, Newcastle. Local Matters is a community donation program run by Grill’d.  Each month three local causes are…

Help end youth homelessness this winter

Tonight, 26000 Australians under 25 will have no place to call home. These young people are often escaping the horrors of family abuse. When they are couch surfing, living in their cars or in refuges, they are hidden from sight.…

Donna enjoys individual support with Samaritans

Samaritans disability services are innovative and personalised, offering voice, choice and control to help individuals achieve their dreams.   As a registered and experienced service provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we are committed to providing quality disability support…

Accessing Community Services in Newcastle | Samaritans

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Accessing Community Services in Newcastle Each and every day thousands of Australians rely on the support of community services to help them in their daily lives. These services allow some of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society to…

New Early Intervention program launched for Children

Samaritans Early Childhood Early Intervention has recently been appointed as a NDIS Transition Provider and is launching a new program to offer support to children and young people aged 0-12 years with additional needs across the Mid North Coast and…

Order your Entertainment book!

Now that the 2016 Entertainment book deals have expired, it’s time to purchase your 2017/18 Entertainment book! You can choose either a hard copy or a digital copy for your smart phone.  With a digital copy you can look up…

3 Important Ways Volunteers Are Changing the World

National Volunteer Week Thank You

It is National Volunteer Week: Give Happy, Live Happy! To celebrate, we are highlighting some of the great things that volunteers are doing to change the world. Volunteers know that small acts = big impact The smallest acts of kindness…

Rental Affordability Snapshot

New research has highlighted alarming statistics on rental affordability for the most vulnerable people in our local community- the young, the old and people living with a disability. Research undertaken by Samaritans in April has shown that out of 1435…

The Youth Series Cards

Samaritans has teamed up with the very talented artist, Tabatha Tyne to create an exciting new tool to help young people share their feelings and communicate. The Youth Series card set is a unique method of establishing and supporting communication and…