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Welfare changes will hurt the Hunter region

Samaritans is calling on the Senate to reject the Government’s proposed welfare changes, likely to result in increased inequality and disadvantage in Australia, and in turn create further poverty. “Measures like the new demerit point system, random drug testing and…

Make Renting Fair

Over 2 million people rent their homes in NSW – that’s one in ever three households. Every Australian deserves secure and affordable housing, however under the current NSW legislation, renters are at risk of unfair eviction.  Samaritans has joined the…

3 hidden signs of abuse in relationships

There a many cases of abuse that aren’t easily identified or understood by victims, especially among young people. The following are frequently asked questions from youth about abusive relationships. My partner tells me that if I ever leave the relationship,…

Shedding light on youth homelessness

To mark National Homelessness Week (7-13 August) we’re sharing a photo series featuring quotes from teens who have spent time in our youth crisis refuges. We hope this helps to shed light on the plight of young Australians who face…

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…

Lions Club gives generously to Taree Refuge

Following the huge success of ‘TasteFest on the Manning’, Samaritans was the grateful recipient of support from the Taree Lions Club, with over $10,000 worth of plumbing, blinds and more to transform the local women and children’s refuge. “Samaritans Taree…

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…

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…

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…