Phone Hunter: 4993 3455 Mid North Coast: 0456 816 829

Gambling Counselling

A specialised counselling service that provides free and confidential help and support for gamblers and those close to them.

Phone 02 4922 1500

Friendship House

Friendship House is a support program for men exiting prison which helps them to be part of the community, providing them with a volunteer and car to assist them each day to meet their goals to re-enter society.

Phone 4922 1509

Financial Counselling

Can help you if you are having trouble paying bills, being chased for outstanding payments, about to get property repossessed, behind in rent or house payments or need help with your finances.

Phone 4953 0051


These programs assist people with a mental illness and psychiatric disability to have satisfying and valued lives as full members of the community.

Phone 4931 1000

headspace Maitland

Provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Australia. Hunter headspace, based in Maitland, is auspiced by the Samaritans.

Phone (02) 4014 9306

Foster Care

This foster care service supports foster carers who provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people who are not able to live with their family.

Phone 4014 9380


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Aim to provide a range of supports to young people aged between 12 and 18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and who want some assistance with their family relationships. We can help with things like counselling, goal setting and mediation.

Phone 1300 656 336

Emergency Relief

Each month Samaritans provides more than 1,000 families with emergency assistance and relief throughout the Hunter and Central Coast regions. We can help you with food and utility assistance at one of our regional centres.

Phone 4942 5275

Youth Early Intervention Activities

Offers support to young people and their families aged between 12-18 years and is delivered by way of specialised programs, individual casework and activities and skill development groups. This is a free service and is offered to schools, other organisations and the community.

Phone Marcia Spitzkowsky on 0437 101 755 or Sharna Milgate on 0418 453 848 or Allison Forsyth on 0428 166 119 or Liz Fox on 0428 920 374

Children and Parenting Support

Works with young parents and their children by providing group activities, day programs as well as support and referral to other services.

Phone 1300 656 336

Disaster Recovery

Samaritans is one of a number of government and non-government organisations working together to provide an effective and coordinated response when major emergencies occur. We are always looking for volunteers.