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Share the Dignity

As part of the It’s in the Bag campaign supported by Share the Dignity and Wings and Strings, Samaritans recently hosted an afternoon tea at the Hamilton South NSW Housing estate. The campaign sees people in the community fill handbags with…

Family Finding Boot Camp

Tickets are now on sale for the Family Finding Boot Camp “It takes a village” 5-8 March 2018 Costs: $520pp + GST Where: NEX, Wests Newcastle TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE: </di Family Finding Family Finding is a practice developed by…

Christmas Success at Samaritans

Samaritans Christmas Day Lunches, hosted in Wyong and Newcastle were a great success!  It provided an opportunity for those in the community who may be alone on Christmas or have no means to celebrate, to enjoy a free lunch, entertainment and…

Christmas Hours at Samaritans

Samaritans offices will close for Christmas from 5pm on 22nd December through til 9am on Tuesday 2nd January. Some services will continue with reduced staff through the holiday period, however if you are in need of urgent assistance during this…

Ethical gift giving this Christmas

A person holding a handmade gift

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Cars are starting to look like reindeer with antlers and red noses. The temperature is heating up which means a long break on the beach. Seeing a jet skiing Santa is not…

Samaritans Christmas Appeal

The annual Samaritans Christmas Appeal has officially launched and Samaritans staff are making preparations for our busiest time of year. Christmas at Samaritans is wonderful, but it’s also challenging. We see more than four times the number of of people…

Samaritans Giving Trees

This Christmas you can give the gift of joy to a local child in need by donating a toy to Samaritans Giving Tree. Local businesses set up Christmas Trees in the lead up to Christmas where people can leave donated…

Christmas Day Lunches

No plans for Christmas Day? Join us for a community Christmas Lunch! This year the Lunches will be held at two locations: Newcastle Foreshore Railsheds commencing at 11am, Click here for more information. Wyong Race Club commencing at 11am, click here…

White Ribbon Day | Samaritans

White Ribbon Day Domestic violence in Australia is devastating and widespread. There’s three shocking statistics you need to understand on the eve of White Ribbon Day. These facts are surprising, heartbreaking and almost unbelievable. But they are facts each and…

Grandparents Picnic

Samaritans Grandparents as Parents (GAPS) service partnered with a range of organisations to host a picnic to celebrate and recognise grandparents who are raising their grandchildren and carers. ​The picnic was held at Lambton Park on Sunday 29 October and saw…