The ACT Community Living Project Inc (CLP) is a not-for-profit Community Organisation seeking services for people with disability, particularly those with a moderate to severe intellectual disability, many of whom have physical and/or health challenges. This group also includes people with Autism.
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is the peak representative body for Community Organisations providing services and support for low-income households and people experiencing disadvantage in the Australian Capital Territory.
ACTCOSS has been an independent voice for the ACT community for over 40 years.
The ACT Deafness Resource Centre is a Community Organisation providing information, referral and advocacy services for the Hearing Impaired, Deaf and those with Chronic Disorders of the Ear. We offer support to the broader ACT community.
ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS)
The ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS), is an independent, not-for-profit, advocacy Organisation helping people with disabilities, older people and their carers. ADACAS is incorporated pursuant to the ACT Associations Incorporation Act, 1991.
ACT Hepatitis Resource Centre is a community based Organisation, committed to the prevention of hepatitis C and the support of affected people. The council provides information, referral and workforce development services to the people of the Canberra region.
The ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society is a not for profit, voluntary organisation for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia. The Society aims to support and help its members; provides information to patients, medical practitioners and the public; and also promotes research.
The ACT Palliative Care Society Inc. is the representative voice for Palliative Care in the Australian Capital Territory.
Formed in 1985, we are a non-government community-based Organization; a registered Charity; and a Founding Member of the national peak body Palliative Care Australia. We have a strong commitment to improve quality of Palliative Care Services in the ACT.
We provide representation of palliative care services to Governments, including funding distribution and policy advice;
a proficient and sustainable volunteer program;
a therapeutic massage program for patients and carers;
promotion of palliative care philosophy and services to the community.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Palliative Care Team at the hospice – Clare Holland House, and in home-based palliative care.
We employ a professional team to train and co-ordinate over 100 volunteers who are committed to supporting people living with a life limiting illness.
ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) Inc. is an incorporated association of people in the Canberra and surrounding region, who rescue dogs from euthanasia, and foster them temporarily in homes for as long as it takes to find them loving, permanent homes.
Advocacy for Inclusion is committed to a society in which people with disabilities live inclusive and meaningful lives as part of the community, in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We provide advocacy services to people with disabilities, living in the ACT and region, to enable each individual to overcome discrimination and empower them to control their lives and participate in the community.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Animal Liberation is an Australian animal rights organisation dedicated to ending all human activity that harms nonhuman animals and all anthropocentric and speciesist attitudes. As such, we act as a voice for the most exploited and vulnerable creatures on earth. Animal Liberation was founded in 1976 and now has branches in all states of Australia, and many thousands of supporters.
Arcadia House Withdrawal Centre provides a 24 hour residential non-medicated detoxification, Withdrawal Centre from drugs or alcohol. Offers alternative therapies including massage, acupuncture, vitamins, aromatherapy and counselling.
Arthritis ACT is a non-profit Organisation that aims to improve the quality of life of people in the ACT who are suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal conditions. It was established in 1977, and is affiliated with Arthritis Australia and other State and/or Territory Arthritis Foundations.
The Mission of Arthritis ACT is to be a dynamic, credible and viable Organisation providing quality services, contributing to research, and improving the health and wellbeing of people in the ACT and surrounding regions with arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions.
Provides a range of local, national and international services, including blood transfusion service, first aid, community projects, home visits, and refugee assistance.
Australian Red Cross Community Care Programs provide a number of Community Care Programs which assist people to continue to live independently. Whether it is providing 24 hour monitoring via a personal alarm, or the regular delivery of a nutritious meal from meals on wheels.
Baptist Community Services NSW & ACT (BCS) is a large not-for-profit Christian Organisation, operating in NSW and the ACT, and is one of Australia's premier Organisations providing residential and community based services.
Barnardos ACT provides services that successfully help prevent and reverse the effects of abuse, neglect and homelessness, on children and young people.
Barnardos Canberra Centre has been operating for over 35 years, during which time, there have been many changes in program development. Barnardos Children's Family Centre in Canberra offers family support, substitute care and supported accommodation services for disadvantaged children, adolescents and their families in the ACT and surrounding areas.
Belconnen Community Service is a community owned and managed incorporated association involved in the provision of a range of services for families and individuals living in the Belconnen Region and the ACT. These services are provided on a not-for-profit basis, and are partly or wholly funded by government grants, donations and clients contributions.
Beryl Women Inc. is committed to providing high quality support and safe accommodation to women and children escaping domestic family violence. We welcome all women regardless of age, financial situation, religion, background or nationality.
Camp Quality is committed to bringing hope and happiness to every child living with cancer, their families, and communities, through ongoing quality recreational, educational and financial support programs.
Camp Quality passionately believes in the 'power of fun' in helping children and their families overcome the challenges that cancer brings.
Provides a safe place for parents, spouses, siblings, children, relatives, lovers, partners, companions, and friends of those who have died by suicide, to come together for acceptance; understanding; support; sharing; talking; listening; respect; information.
Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA)
Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA) is a not for profit volunteer Organisation providing support and information for multiple birth families living in the Canberra and surrounding regions, including Queanbeyan and Yass.
The Cancer Council ACT is a Community Organisation that provides information; health awareness creation sessions; health education; supportive care services; and research grants, aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the ACT Community.
CanTeen, The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with cancer, is a national support organisation for young people (aged 12-24) living with cancer. This includes Patients, Siblings and Offspring. CanTeen was created by young cancer patients, and its policies are guided by young people living with cancer.
CARE Australia is the largest non-political, non-religious, Overseas Aid Organisation in the country, providing humanitarian assistance across the globe. It was formed in 1987, by former Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser.
As a member of the CARE International family, CARE Australia works wherever there is a need, and wherever we can assist. We abhor discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, age, and political or religious beliefs.
Carers Australia is the peak national body representing Australia’s carers. We take a leadership role and respond to carers' needs and those of the people they care for, being mindful of their financial challenges and in many cases, lack of social inclusion. Carers Australia advocates on behalf of Australia’s carers to influence policies and services at a national level. We work collaboratively with partners and our member organisations, the state and territory carers associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services.
CatholicCare is a large multidisciplinary not-for-profit agency operating in the Canberra and surrounding Southern NSW region. CatholicCare runs approximately 50 programs and services throughout Canberra, and the surrounding Southern NSW Regions. We are especially dedicated to increasing our services into the regional communities within our Archdiocese. We have programs which operate under the following service areas: Youth, Mental Health, Homelessness and Family Support Programs, Disability & Aged Care, Counselling, Regional & Family Services, Comorbidity & Housing
Offers free, confidential, impartial information and referral to ACT community and government services through our shopfront, which is run by volunteers. Produces 'CONTACT', Canberra's community services directory, and 'CONTACT Online', the web-based directory and other community resources.
Communities@Work is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are a large community organisation that provides services to more than 10,000 people annually, utilising a paid workforce in excess of 400, over 200 volunteer staff along with 150 self employed family day care educators.
Operating for nearly 35 years in the ACT... Communities@Work programs and staff are committed to delivering quality community services of social value and practical benefit. We work towards the development of strong and socially inclusive communities that care for the wellbeing of all.
Our programs include childcare and foster care; parenting and family support; youth programs; educational programs; transition housing; respite; disability services; as well as transport, in-home support, and social activities for seniors.
Co-ordinates services for people who are frail aged, have a disability or live with dementia and their carers to enable them to continue living at home. Runs a number of projects including Continuity of Care which provides short term post hospital support.
The Conflict Resolution Service (CRS) is a not-for-profit Community Organisation established in 1988; and is one of the leading community providers of dispute prevention, management and resolution services in the ACT community.
Services are offered to individuals, government agencies and the private sector.
Connections is a one-to-one social support buddy/mentoring program.
Our program introduces people with a mental illness with one of our friendly and trained volunteer buddies.
Typically, Connections volunteer buddies and participants meet regularly for an hour or two. It may be that they get together once a week or once a fortnight to enjoy a variety of activities such as going for a walk; enjoying a coffee; attending a community event or movie.
Our volunteers contribute their time to this worthwhile program because they see first-hand, the positive benefits experienced by the participants.
Connections is proudly managed by Volunteering ACT. If you have a desire to make a difference to the life of a person with a mental illness please call the Connections team on 6251 4060 or visit our website.
In the Australian Capital Territory, COTA is the peak organisation concerned with all issues related to ageing. It is an independent, non-party political and non-religious organisation working to protect and promote the well-being, rights and interests of all older people in the ACT and their carers, irrespective of socio-economic, ethnic, religious or cultural background. COTA offers a range of services and support options for older people in the ACT community.
If you are finding it hard to deal with the break-up of a marriage, depression, child access, family court, or just need someone to talk to, Dads in Distress is here to help.
Dads in Distress is a dedicated support group of men (in Australia) whose immediate concern is to stem the present trend of male suicide due to the trauma of divorce or separation.
Current statistics that have been published, indicate too many men will take their own lives in preference to facing family, friends and importantly their own children with the failure of the relationship.
We aim to prevent this incidence from occurring, by showing the men and the community at large, that someone really cares.
Dads in Distress Inc is a Non-Profit Organisation and tax deductible Harm Prevention Charity.
Dads in Distress provides service throughout Australia. Phone 1300 853 437 for more information.
Domestic violence is more than conflict or arguments in a relationship. It includes fear, control and harm, and occurs when:
* any family relationship includes physical (including sexual) violence and threats of harm;
* a family member uses violent and abusive behaviour to control other family member/s,
Domestic violence dynamics usually include a range of behaviours used as a means to control, intimidate or do harm to another person, including... emotional; verbal and psychological abuse; bullying; withholding and controlling finances; harassment; intimidation; damage to property; cruelty to pets; threats; stalking; and coercion.
DVCS is a service for all people affected by domestic violence.
DVCS offers 24 hours / 7 days a week direct crisis intervention and telephone support service; attendance with Police at domestic violence incidents to support those affected; court support for people who have been subjected to violence; access to safe accommodation; information and referrals for women, men and young people; education and resources; support for family and friends; Support for young people who witness or are subjected to violence and for young people who use violence in their family relationships.
DVCS is working with the community to promote caring and respectful relationship
A dragon boat team, comprising breast cancer survivors and their supporters. Provides a "face" for the breast cancer statistics, whilst spreading the message of breast cancer awareness, through participation in the wonderful and strenuous sport of dragon boat racing.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) provides a national focus and forum; promotes the public profile of Early Childhood Intervention; facilitates effective liaison and advocacy in the community; and fosters quality information and service provision. Services include organisation of seminars and workshops, and a national conference every two years.
Please note that FaBRiC has recently merged with Respite Care ACT, and is now known as Tandem.
Refer to the entry for 'Tandem' below.
Family Drug Support
Family Drug Support (FDS) is a caring, non-religious and non-judgemental Organisation. FDS is primarily made up of volunteers who have experienced first-hand, the trauma and chaos of having family members with drug dependency. They have travelled the same road.
FDS aims to assist families throughout Australia to deal with drug issues in a way that strengthens relationships and achieves positive outcomes.
Focus is a non-profit, non-government Incorporated Association that has operated since 1991. Focus provides individualised support to people with a mild to moderate intellectual disability to live in homes in the community. The values of Focus are based on the objects of the ACT Disability Services Act (1992) and the belief that people with disability have the same basic rights as any other member of society.
The mission of Friends of Brain Injured Children ACT is to help children with brain injury achieve maximum recovery. It aims to encourage the use of a wide range of early intensive therapies, and to provide families of children with brain injury the support, information and financial assistance for therapy.
Galilee contributes to the community by providing flexible quality care to empower children and young people to achieve their potential.
Galilee has served the Canberra community through caring for disadvantaged children and young people for over twenty years.
Galilee is a community based not-for-profit Organisation that addresses the immediate needs of children and young people while also concentrating on prevention strategies. Galilee emphasises the value of each individual and promotes social justice, equity, access and participation. The focus of our work will always be to work for and on behalf of the most disadvantaged children and young people in our community.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT provides services to assist every person with vision impairment in New South Wales and the ACT. It provides advice and training in Orientation and Mobility, so people can get around more safely and independently.
In New South Wales and the ACT, there are around 100,000 people with a vision impairment severe enough to cause problems with daily living. Services are there for all of them!
Last year alone, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT instructors travelled over three quarter of a million kilometres, to make sure that, wherever possible, mobility skills are taught in the environment in which they will be used.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT also work with local government, architects, transport authorities and businesses, on ways to improve facilities for people with a vision impairment.
Gungahlin Regional Community Service (GRCS) is a not-for-profit, community-based Organisation providing services to the Gungahlin Community in four office sites and five school sites across Gungahlin region.
Hartley Lifecare Incorporated (formerly the ACT Society for the Physically Handicapped Inc.) is a registered not-for-profit Organisation, dedicated to supporting people with severe physical disabilities, their carers and families living within the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding New South Wales region.
Heart Support-Australia is the only national heart support organisation of its kind in Australia. HS-A provides, in collaboration with medical practitioners, allied health professionals and community organisations, an organised approach to the enhancement of quality of life for the more than 2 million Australians and their families affected by cardiovascular disease and heart conditions. HS-A is a national, volunteer, not-for-profit organisation committed to the establishment of self-help management programs and the adoption of nationwide information and rehabilitation initiatives for people with a heart condition.
The Inanna Service is a service for women in distress (with or without accompanying children). Inanna Service provides crisis and mental health respite accommodation; transitional housing support; outreach services and groups to women (with or without accompanying children). We are committed to assisting women and their accompanying children to address the problems they are facing in their lives, and we aim to provide a sense of community and belonging to all people who seek our support.
Karinya House is a Community-Based Organisation servicing the ACT and surrounding regions, by providing residential and outreach support to women who are pregnant or with young babies.
The vision of Karinya House is to be a dynamic, compassionate Organisation, providing professional care and support for women in need during and after their pregnancy.
At Karinya House we value the gift of life and the dignity of each individual. We offer our clients practical support and opportunities that enable the development of confidence, self-esteem and personal skills. We are dedicated to providing appropriate professional services and facilities. We provide a safe and secure environment for our clients.
Koomarri is the ACT and surrounding districts leading service provider for people with a disability and for their families.
Koomarri supports people with a disability to ‘lead full and abundant lives’ through achieving and maintaining employment, and by living and participating in their communities. Koomarri provides community support and employment services for over 350 people with moderate to severe disabilities, and their families, in the ACT and surrounding districts.
Koomarri’s long history of supporting people with a disability and their families, provides a wealth of experience and knowledge. This is vital to shape how these supports are delivered. Koomarri’s Vision and Values statements, reflect this inheritance.
Legacy is dedicated to the care of the dependants of veterans who died on active service or subsequently, including current defence force personnel killed on hazardous duty or while training for operations.
Legacy is a uniquely Australian Organisation, established in 1923, by ex-servicemen dedicated to the task of caring for the widows and dependants of their comrades.
Lifeline Canberra aims to help people and communities make healthy choices, that affirm life, relieve distress, and enhance well being. It seeks to place counselling, training, and information services, within the reach of every Australian, widening the circle of those who participate in and benefit from its services.
The Lone Fathers Association, a national peak body for separated parents, is a non-sexist, non-sectarian, non-profit, and self-help educational and welfare Organisation devoted to the interests of lone fathers and their children, as well as their friends, extended family, and carers.
Membership is open to all separated parents - with the proviso that members must be willing to help financially support their children. Currently, 35% of the membership of the organisation are women.
Menslink is a charitable association that supports young men across the Canberra Region to develop their full potential.
Incorporated in 2002, Menslink is a dynamic, non-profit community association that supports young men across the Canberra region by promoting their value, well-being and social participation. Over the past decade or so, we have assisted over a thousand young men to achieve their full potential.
The Mental Health Foundation (ACT) is a non-government agency, established in 1984, with an innovative approach to the delivery of high quality services for people with a mental illness… an involvement in mental health promotion at the community level… and a strong commitment to effective consumer participation in all of its activities.
The Mental Illness Fellowship of the ACT, formerly Canberra Schizophrenia Fellowship, was formed in March 1980, by concerned relatives, in response to the problems of families with a member who had a major psychiatric illness. These problems ranged from medical and social, to accommodation, financial, and the difficulty of finding and retaining employment.
MS Australia - ACT/NSW/VIC has been supporting and helping people with multiple sclerosis (MS) since 1956.
Through an extensive network of centres, branches, support groups and health services, MS Australia - ACT/NSW/VIC provides specialist programs to people with MS, their families, carers, friends and health care professionals.
MS Australia - ACT/NSW/VIC informs people with multiple sclerosis how best to achieve as full and healthy a lifestyle as possible while managing the symptoms of MS, raises funds for the provision of services, programs and research, educates the community, and liaises with government and other bodies on MS-related issues.
The NAPCAN Foundation aims to prevent the abuse and neglect of children, by inspiring all Australians to take responsibility for children's wellbeing. It strives for equal relationships with children and everyone else, through a mutual respect for each other's wishes and rights.
NAPCAN's Mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of children, by inspiring all Australians to take responsibility for children's wellbeing.
As Australia's leading heart health charity, The Heart Foundation carries out life-saving work in order to reduce the suffering caused by cardiovascular disease.
The Heart Foundation is an independent Australia-wide, non-profit Health Organisation, funded almost entirely by donations from Australians. The Heart Foundation's purpose is to improve the heart health of Australians, and to reduce disability and death from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease by:
promoting and conducting research to gain and apply knowledge about heart, stroke and blood vessel disease, its prevention and treatment;
promoting and influencing behaviour which improves heart and blood vessel health by conducting education and other programs directed at health professionals, those with heart disease, and the Australian community at large.
Northside Community Service (NCS) is a not-for-profit, community based Organisation incorporated under the ACT Associations Incorporation ACT 1991. It has been a primary provider of community services in the ACT for 30 years, and has grown within the ACT community to meet changing and diverse needs. It provides services to the Inner Northside community in Aged & Disability Care; Supported Housing for Women; Case Management; a Mens' Shed. It also operates two Child Care Centres... one at Dickson and one in Civic.
The purpose of Parkinson’s ACT Inc is to promote the well-being and interests of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families, friends and carers in the ACT and nearby region. We are a voluntary, non-profit Organisation, providing information, support and education for people living with Parkinson’s.
Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT is a not-for-profit Community Organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with a disability.
Pegasus is located at Pegasus Farm, on the outskirts of Canberra.
Pegasus aims to provide all clients with safe and correct coaching in the arts of riding, driving, vaulting, and horse-mastership. Horse riding exercises the whole body, improving muscle development and tone, coordination and balance. Working with horses, encourages responsible and caring attitudes, and helps with confidence, self-esteem, communication skill, leadership and trust. All participants are able to enjoy equestrian activities, in circumstances appropriate to their abilities, and in a pleasant and socially integrated setting.
Originally formed as an arm of the Australia wide Disabled Peoples' International in 1981, PWD ACT has continued as a peak consumer body, representing people with disabilities who live in the Australian Capital Territory.
People With Disabilities ACT Inc. works to provide people with disabilities in this region with a voice of their own. It brings together people who have problems in accessing the community, and works with the community, government and private sectors to remove unnecessary barriers.
Prostate Cancer Support Group - ACT Region Inc. is a friendly, voluntary association of men who have been diagnosed as having prostate cancer, and their partners. Such men have either undertaken treatment for prostate cancer, or are evaluating the various treatment options. We are not funded by any governmental or private body. Our activities are undertaken by members who contribute their time voluntarily. Expenditure made by the group is sourced through donations and fund-raising activities. There is no membership fee.
Reconciliation Australia is the national Organisation promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. Our vision is for an Australia that recognises and respects the special place, culture, rights and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and where good relationships between First Australians and other Australians become the foundation for local strength and success; and the enhancement of our national wellbeing. Our programs, such as the Indigenous Governance Awards Project and the Reconciliation Action Plans, along with our advocacy and public education work, are about building sustainable frameworks for lasting change in Australia.
Relationships Australia is a not-for-profit Community Organisation assisting all Australians to build strong and positive relationships. We offer relationship support services such as counselling, mediation and relationship education to individuals, couples, families and communities. At Relationships Australia we have demonstrated experience in working to protect and support relationships. We strive to ensure that all people have the necessary skills and support to build thriving and strong relationships, enhancing their lives as an individual, within family groups and in their communities.
Please note that Respite Care ACT Inc has recently merged with FaBRiC and is now known as Tandem.
Refer to the entry for 'Tandem' below
Richardson Support House
Richardson Support House is a highly accessible wellbeing service that provides quality health care for service users and the community. Services offered include bulk billed psychologist appointments, room hire and access to the ACT Critical Incident and Stress Management Library.
Rooftop Foundation Inc. is working with community groups to assist in reducing homelessness numbers in the ACT and surrounding regions. The Rooftop Foundation aims to raise funds to build more affordable homes to allow low to moderate income earners the opportunity to be housed, and to purchase their own home.
Originally established in 1992, the Rural Health Education Foundation provides independent, accredited education services to general practitioners and other health professionals working in rural and remote Australia.
Our mission is to improve health outcomes in rural and remote Australia, by providing an outstanding and accessible distance education service, that supports the recruitment and retention of rural and remote General Practitioners and health professionals.
The Mission of the Rural Health Education Foundation is to improve health outcomes in rural and remote Australia, by providing an outstanding and accessible distance education service, that supports the recruitment and retention of rural and remote General Practitioners and health professionals.
S-Anon is a 12-Step fellowship, dedicated to helping those affected by the sexual addiction of a family member or friend.
S-Anon International Family Groups is a fellowship of the relatives and friends of sexually addicted people who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous, and is based on the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions.
Our program offers help and hope to families, friends and co-workers of sexaholics in crisis, who will find a supportive environment in S-Anon's 12-Step meetings.
Sailability ACT Inc is a not for profit community organisation run entirely by volunteers. Our motto "Freedom on the Water" means just that. Sailability ACT aims to allow people of the greater Canberra region to experience the joy of sailing in safety, regardless of ability, age, gender or race. We have a strong focus on sailing for people with a disability.
Sailing takes place at our Lake Tuggeranong Boatshed, on Mortimer Lewis Drive Greenway, from October until April, Sundays from 12 to 4pm. All equipment is supplied, and experience is not required. There is also a small group of sailors who gather for social sailing on Tuesdays from 11am. There are no volunteers available on Tuesdays.
Sailability ACT aims to provide sailing at whatever level you choose, whether it be to gain new skills, for fun, for therapeutic reasons or competitively. Membership and sailing fees apply.
For further information, please phone Pat Gabriel on 6281 0987
Salvation Army Community Services
Provides crisis assistance and emergency relief… through counselling; referral; family mediation; emotional support; food vouchers; furniture; clothing; and emergency financial assistance.
SIDS and Kids ACT is dedicated to the elimination of sudden and unexpected infant deaths from 20 weeks gestation to two years, and the provision of quality services that reduce the impact of the death of an infant or young child.
Internationally, the St. Vincent de Paul Society operates in 130 countries, and has over 950,000 members.
The Society’s ‘mission’ is to help people who are poor or otherwise disadvantaged. Volunteers in NSW/ACT work hard to assist people in need, and combat social injustice. They seek to cooperate in shaping a more compassionate Australian community.
Southside Community Services Inc. manages and delivers a range of community services, including community development; family support services; training services; children’s services; and aged care and disability services. Services are designed to meet community needs. The main objectives of Southside Community Services, are the relief of poverty, distress, sickness, suffering and destitution in the ACT Community.
St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation active in all states and territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger. St John is Australia's leading provider of first aid training, first aid services at public events and supplier of first aid kits and equipment.
Tandem is a primary provider of respite, personal care and social support to more than 600 children, young people and adults with disabilities, people with mental illness, frail older people, and their families and carers living in the ACT community.
We offer flexible and ongoing services to meet the individual needs of our clients both within the home and the wider community.
Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT (TADACT) assists people of any age with any type of disability by designing and making innovative equipment which is otherwise unavailable. TADACT can also modify commercially available equipment to make it better suit the client's needs, repair equipment or provide specialized technical advice.
TADACT works closely with occupational therapists and other health professionals, to ensure that they design the most appropriate aid.
TADACT is committed to providing a minimal cost 'design and make' service, and charge only for the materials they use, together with a small administration fee.
TADACT have been serving the ACT community for almost three decades, and provide a valuable service to the community.
As part of this international network, the Richmond Fellowship of the ACT provides a variety of facilities and services for adolescents and adults experiencing social and behavioural challenges, long-term unemployment and psychiatric disability, as well as counselling and support to their families.
We provide services to disadvantaged people in our community which recognise cultural and indigenous diversity. These services include:
residential facilities for adolescents with social and behavioural challenges,
counselling, support and advocacy services for families with adolescents,
a range of accommodation and support options for people with a mental illness who wish to live in the community, and
individually tailored programs for young people with complex and high support needs.
Richmond Fellowship ACT is also a member of the Richmond Fellowship Asia Pacific Forum (AsPac) which was formed to provide for the exchange of information, ideas and staff, and to ensure consistency and quality across member Organisations.
The Yellow Van rescues excess food from food retailers, restaurants, event caterers and corporate offices, and distributes it to charities and refuges supporting vulnerable people in the Canberra region. This service is free to both the donors of food and the charities who receive it.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is an impartial, non-political Humanitarian Organisation, mandated by the United Nations, to lead and coordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees, and the resolution of refugee problems.
Vision Australia is a partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision. We are united by our passion that people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose.
Volunteering ACT is the peak body for volunteering in the ACT region. We represent the interests of all community volunteers, and of all those who work with volunteers. We provide training, information and consultation; Match potential volunteers with appropriate agencies; Conduct research, and recognise volunteer effort in the community; Promote proper volunteer resourcing; Provide policy advice to government; and work with stakeholders and government on issues relating to volunteer effort.
Established in 1992, the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) is a national women’s peak advocacy body which works on behalf of women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic or family violence.
With almost 400 members across Australia... WESNET represents a range of Organisations and individuals including women’s refuges, shelters, safe houses and information/ referral services.
Through its Canberra based National Office and Secretariat, and via its large national network of members and associate members, WESNET plays an important role in identifying unmet needs; canvassing new and emerging issues; facilitating policy and sector debate; and lobbying government to provide improved responses to the problem of domestic and family violence. We do this within our communities, and in partnership with non-government stakeholders.
The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory, and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.
The Youth Coalition is represented on many ACT Government Advisory structures, and provides advice to the ACT Government on youth issues, as well as providing information to youth services, about policy and program matters.
The Youth Coalition actively promotes the wellbeing and aspirations of young people in the ACT, with particular respect to their social; political; cultural; spiritual; economic; and educational development.
The YWCA of Canberra is at the forefront in responding to the needs of women and the community in the ACT through children's and family services, community education and development, youth services, housing support, training, leadership and advocacy.