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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…

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…

Charity night tickets for Les Miserables

The charity opening night of Metropolitan Player’s production of Les Miserables will be held on Wednesday 16 August at Civic Theatre, Newcastle at 8pm. We would like to invite you to join us on this special night to support 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…

Accessing Community Services in Newcastle | Samaritans

Newcastle landscape aerial view

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…

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…

Samaritans Celebrates Youth Week

On Monday 10 April, Samaritans celebrated Youth Week with a community event organised in consultation with young people in the Hamilton South area. There was a great turn out from the community with over 150 people attending to enjoy a…

Collectors Care Art Exhibition

On Wednesday 5th April Samaritans opened our 11th Collectors Care Art Exhibition. The Exhibition featured an amazing range of over 100 works from local artists including oils, watercolour, glass, sand blown copper, sculpture and painted wooden cases. Every year, Collectors…

It’s time to raid your wardrobes!

With winter fast approaching now is the perfect opportunity to clear out last seasons wardrobe… but don’t just throw out your your old goodies!  Samaritans Retail Shops are always looking for more donations.  Your pre-loved clothes, knick-knacks and linen can…

Online Gambling is taking its toll

Samaritans has noticed an increasing trend towards online gambling with more individuals  seeking support for this type of problem gambling through our services. Samaritans Gambling Counsellor, Graeme Penny, said “several years ago, 90% of the people we supported came to us…

Three myths about Autism Spectrum Disorder busted!

To mark World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, we’re busting three common myths about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 1. Myth: ASD is the same for each person diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder is described as…

Celebrating Seniors Week

Samaritans celebrated Seniors Week with a community event held at Hamilton South Community Centre. The event, which attracted over 50 local community guests, celebrated healthy living and ageing with live entertainment, activities and a free barbeque. Guests also enjoyed bingo, a…