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Australian Red Cross Emergency Services Tweed Byron


The Red Cross Emergency Services is a volunteer led program that aims to support individuals and communities to prepare for, cope with and manage the psychological impacts of emergencies and disasters. We also provide resources and training.

Various locations around Australia

W redcross.org.au

Australian Red Cross Homestay Program - Toowoomba

Working towards the vision of human dignity, peace, safety and wellbeing for all

Toowoomba QLD 4350

W redcross.org.au

Australian Red Cross Homestay Program - Townsville

Our program assists clients to either access or maintain sustainable, affordable accommodation

Working towards the vision of human dignity, peace, safety and wellbeing for all

Aitkenvale QLD 4814

T 0733338722

W redcross.org.au

Australian Red Cross HSP - Albury

Red Cross Humanitarian Settlement Program assists newly arrived refugee families to establish themselves in their first 12 months in the country.

We work with newly-arrived families to build on their strengths and support their needs. This includes through:
◾ set up their new homes and provide relevant orientation to the local community and services.
◾connect to local services like Medicare, schools and other community networks
◾link with job and volunteering opportunities.
◾Specialised and intensive services for people with complex needs.

Australian Red Cross Young Parent's Program

The Young Parent's Program vision is to ensure that every young parent has the opportunity to develop as a parent, and every child grows and develops to their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment. They do this through utilising an integrated program model that takes into account histories of trauma, YPP facilitates family preservation, creating a foundation for young parents with complex needs to develop independent living and parenting skills, and ensure best possible outcomes for children and families. This includes intensive case management, parenting education, vocational training and housing support.

Working towards the vision of human dignity, peace, safety and wellbeing for all

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services Ltd

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS) provide care and support to people and their communities, throughout the Northern Territory and beyond.
We provide support to people from Darwin to Docker River, with Aged and Disability Services, Mental Health support, Childcare and Community Care Services, Residential Aged Care and School Nutrition Programs. We take a holistic approach to enabling the communities we work within. A deep respect for all elders and Aboriginal cultures is at the heart of our work.

Tiwi NT 0810

W arrcs.org.au/

Autism Camp Australia

Autism Camp Australia (ACA) is a registered Australian charity whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of Autistic young people and their families through the provision of accessible and supported life skills development. We do this through an experiential learning and capacity building camp program held over 4 days/5 nights, 10 times a year at each of our locations. The camps are for the whole family, with programs for the Autistic young person, siblings and parents/carers.
ACA’s experiential learning camp program helps form an initial engagement for many isolated Autistic young people based on the power of existing interests and works as a stepping-stone to mainstream inclusive social and community participation. We recognise neurodiversity as a way of thinking that supports our young people to grow into confident and happy adults.

Various locations around Australia

W autismcampaustralia.org/

Autism Queensland Limited

Autism Queensland (AQ) is the state’s peak autism body and delivers targeted evidence-informed services that support autistic adults and children to live a life of participation, opportunity and choice.
The organisation has a proud tradition of person-centred practice, and our team of allied health professionals, educators, learning facilitators and other specialists deliver services across Queensland. We also operate an accredited, independent autism-friendly school with campuses in Brisbane, at Sunnybank Hills and Brighton, and Cairns.
AQ also conducts research and partners with universities to better understand autism, improve outcomes for children and adults, and inform future directions of programs.

Various locations around Australia

T 07 3273 0000

E reception@autismqld.com.au

W autismqld.com.au

Avalon Centre

Avalon offers a service that attempts to meet the unmet needs of the homeless and disadvantaged through its clothes distribution programme, which allows people to choose their own clothes and have bedding, toiletries and sanitary products available to them. We travel most days through the CBD, Dandenong and Footscray areas distributing to the homeless and disadvantaged.
Our mission statement is "To help where we can, when we can and in whatever way we can".

Malvern East VIC 3145

W avaloncentre.org.au/

Aveley Secondary College

Secondary High School providing education for Years 7 through to 12.

Aveley WA 6069

T 0862961000

W aveleysc.wa.edu.au/

Avon Community Services

Avon Community Services is a Not for Profit Organisation delivering Housing and Youth Services in the Wheatbelt. ACS are committed to delivering services in a meaningful manner, to enhance the lives of the people we assist.

Northam WA 6401

W avoncs.org.au/

Awaken City Church

Awaken City Church provides spiritual, material, financial, pastoral and relief services, care, support, training and outreach to individuals, families and those experiencing poverty, distress, disadvantage, disability and/or homelessness in the community. We bring the visible, tangible, and practical expressions of our Christian faith to all members of the community through all our Awaken City Church activities.

Various locations around Australia

T 0466042001

E admin@awakencitychurch.org

W awakencitychurch.org

BABI Youth & Family Service

As the leading youth and family services provider in the Wynnum/Redlands region, BABI has been responding to the needs of young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness since the early 1980s.

Our major programs are supported accommodation (for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness), youth support, family support (for young parents and parents of teenagers) and youth development and engagement.

Wynnum QLD 4178

T 07 3393 4176

W babi.org.au/

Baby Give Back

We provide essential baby items to disadvantaged families in partnership with social service agencies.

Varsity Lakes QLD 4227

W babygiveback.org/

Backpacks 4 SA Kids

Backpacks 4 SA Kids helps any child that is displaced from home.
We have 4 main programs.
Backpacks for kids that are removed from their homes. Usually with just the clothes on their backs.
Home Starter Pack. This is for families starting again after fleeing DV.
Anchor Packs. This is for teenagers that are homeless or couch surfing.
Christmas program. in 2021 we supplied 7035 presents to the kids that fall under all our programs.

Backpacks 4 VIC Kids Inc.

Backpacks 4 VIC Kids provide filled baby care bags and backpacks to children entering out of home care and emergency accommodation. Children in these situations are often removed or found with little more than the clothes they are wearing. We provide essential items during that first 24-48 hours of displacement, in addition to items of comfort and distraction. Children can then arrive at emergency foster care or emergency accommodation with belongings of their own and a sense of worth.
Additional programs include: School Essentials Packs, new school shoes and gifts at Christmas time for children in out of home care and permanent care.

Backtrack

BackTrack works by engaging a community of support, together helping young people to develop healthy foundations for positive life pathways. We do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes.

We’ve been working with young people in and around Armidale NSW since 2006 and have been recognised at local, state and national levels. BackTrack’s approach has a positive impact on young people who need support, and their entire community.

Armidale NSW 2350

T 0267713577

W backtrack.org.au/

Badger Creek Primary School

State School

Badger Creek VIC 3777

W badgerps.vic.edu.au/

Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House

Emergency Assistance, Free Food Coop, Community Cafe and Garden, help in times of crisis and emergency, provide food, non perisables and perisables frozen meals made on site, finacial support if available, and anything else we can assist in times of need

Bairnsdale Primary School

Our school values are locally known as the 3R’s. Respect, Responsibility and Resilience, all 3 being key characteristics of our school ethos and also lifelong characteristics too! We are a strong SWPBS (School Wide Positive Behaviour System school) which allows us to focus on the 3R’s to promote our positive culture.

We want our children to be accepting and respectful of all people, we all come in different shapes, sizes and types! Be responsible for their actions and the consequences of them, whether they are good choices or not! Role modelling being resilient, try and try again and if you fall down – hop up, dust yourself “off” and have another go!

Bairnsdale VIC 3875

T 03 5152 4395

W bairnsdale754ps.vic.edu.au/

Bairnsdale Secondary College

Secondary College at Bairnsdale, Victoria.

Bairnsdale VIC 3875

W bairnsdalesc.vic.edu.au/

Bairnsdale West Primary School

Bairnsdale West Primary School is recognised at Network, Regional and State levels as a school with a culture focused on meeting the needs of all students so they can experience success.

Bairnsdale VIC 3875

W bwestps.vic.edu.au/

Bakhtar Community Organisation

Bakhtar Community Organisation is a charitable, non-profit and first Afghan Australian secular organisation based in Victoria with a small team of staff supported by over fifty dedicated volunteers. We provide support, material aid and socially inclusive activities to a diverse range of community members many of whom are disadvantaged, isolated or marginalised due to family dysfunction, family violence, infirmity, disability, homelessness, mental illness or the long-term effects of drug or alcohol use.

Our main goal is to bridge the gap between the community and the government services, provide a point of connection aimed at reducing isolation, promoting inclusion, integration and fostering mutually beneficial relationships amongst those who attend and offering pathways to involvement with the wider community.

Bald Blair Public School

Bald Blair is a public primary school located 12 kms from Guyra, NSW

Balga Primary School

Balga Primary School is a small primary school with a low SEI, many of our students come from backgrounds of poverty and drug abuse.

Balga WA 6061

W balgaps.wa.edu.au/

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