Community Services

At Samaritans, we offer a wide range of community services to support those in need.

Our goal is to reach out to those needing support and help them continue to be active members of society.

This includes families struggling with utility bills and food, men and women exiting jail and wishing to reintegrate into the community and grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Phone 1300 656 336 (Option 1)

Therapy and Behaviour Support

Samaritans offers Therapy and Behaviour Support in Newcastle, the Hunter and Mid North Coast and Central Coast regions. We have a team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, and behaviour support specialists ready to work with you. Do you have…

Phone Taree 02 4960 7255 or Cessnock 02 4960 7256

Samaritans Care Navigation

Samaritans provides health and wellbeing support for people in Cessnock and Taree. Samaritans Care Navigation Service is a pilot program to help people achieve their health and wellbeing goals through one-on-one support. Care Navigators work with local GP’s to support people…

Phone 1300 656 336

Community Housing

Samaritans operates a number of properties and housing in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Hunter Region and the Mid North Coast. Samaritans Housing provides supported accommodation and community housing to over 200 people. Samaritans Housing is a member of the NSW Federation of Housing Associations and Churches Housing. We…

Phone 02 6539 3400

Great Lakes Manning Homeless Support Service

The Great Lakes Manning Homeless Support Service offers help to women, men and children facing homelessness in the Taree and surrounding areas. The service operates from 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and can be contacted on 65393400. Samaritans also…

Phone 02 6562 3705

Community Hub – Kempsey

The Community Hub offers assistance to women and children facing homelessness. The service supports families who are experiencing complex issues with their housing situation. The Community Hub also provides confidential and safe support for families who are dealing with domestic violence…

Phone 02 6551 0011

Taree Women’s Refuge

Taree Women’s Refuge provides crisis accommodation and outreach to women and their children. It is staffed by women with more than 15 years of combined experience. The Taree Women’s Refuge assists single women and women with children who have experienced,…

Homeless Services

Samaritans offers quality homeless services in Newcastle and surrounds to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Samaritans is committed to providing those experiencing homelessness in the Hunter Valley with the right opportunities and support to find a pathway out. Samaritans…

Phone 0429 558 232 (Robert) or 0427 168 327 (Louisa)

The Recovery Point

Providing practical assistance and support to people who are leaving prison and/or drug rehabilitation centres to re-engage with community.

Phone Heather Robinson - 0429 914 553 Sue Walker - 0429 066 315

Kinship Care and Relative Carers

Support groups for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, and relative carers. Offering community forums, and information on how they can access support.

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 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 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.