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Bring Your Bills Day: Cessnock

Samaritans will partner with the Energy and Water Ombudsman and Hunter Water for a free consultation day to help people to resolve outstanding financial issues on Thursday 30th August. Bring Your Bills Day will be held in Cessnock following successful…

Samaritans Announces New CEO

Samaritans Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Brad Webb as Samaritans CEO. Brad has been Samaritans Deputy CEO – Strategy and Innovation since 2017 and has recently been in the role of Acting CEO. He has led…

A New Start

In an unhealthy relationship for many years, Natasha describes her marriage as a place filled with darkness. “As a religious person, I took my marriage seriously. And leaving it was hard.” “His drinking and behaviour kept getting worse. One night…

4 enriching benefits of community child care

Small child plays in sandpit with a two buckets

Walking into a chain child care centre for the first time can be daunting. There are countless children running around the classroom, some screaming for their parents, others making a mess with paint, food, or miscellaneous (you know what we…

News from Samaritans Information Neighbourhood Centre

Samaritans Information Neighbourhood Centre is a vital community centre offering information, support, emergency assistance and centre-based activities, with 15 visiting services using the centre on a regular basis. Recently SINC staff members attended a NAIDOC Family Fun Day in Cessnock.…

A letter from Natalie

Below is a letter that was written by 17-year-old Natalie. Natalie once faced homelessness. Then the Samaritans supporter community came together and pulled her into safety. Natalie now lives in Samaritans Student Accommodation. Here she receives the safety, care, and…

Samaritans partners with Westfield Kotara

Samaritans is calling on the Hunter community to support its Winter Appeal by contributing to its Emergency Relief collection of non-perishable goods at Westfield Kotara on July 5 and 6. Click here to download a shopping list of ideas to…

Celebrating Morriset Grandparents as Parents group

Samaritans Grandparents as Parents (GAPS) seeks to support grandparents who care for their grandchildren when circumstances mean the child is unable to live with their parents. As part of Samaritans GAPS service, there are 11 friendship groups that run weekly…

Support Samaritans through Return & Earn

Samaritans has been included on Reverse Vending Machines at Woolworths BP Thornton and Coles Bonnells Bay. Return & Earn is a NSW Government initiative targeted at tackling litter. In exchange for returning eligible bottles, cans, and cartons, the Reverse Vending…

We Will Rock You: Charity Night

The charity opening night of Metropolitan Player’s production of WE WILL ROCK YOU will be held on Wednesday 22 August at Civic Theatre, Newcastle at 8pm. Prepare to be rocked off your seats with Metropolitan Player’s 2018 production of “We Will Rock You”. We…

Angels Gather Here Film Screening

Samaritans is hosting a free screening of the Angels Gather Here film. Everyone is welcome to attend! When: Friday, June 1 at 12noon (for free BBQ lunch- the screening will begin at 12.30). Where: 199 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow. About the film: ‘Angels…

Bringing hope and safety to local families

At Samaritans we’re working to bring hope and safety to local families. We recently met Jenny*. Jenny, her daughter, and her son Patrick have experienced trauma that many people would find hard to believe. The family fled their home after facing…