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A Blooming Great Cause for Cystic Fibrosis WA

“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis and this campaign helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Family,Fundraising,Local Community,Mental Health

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Description

On Friday 26 May, hundreds of volunteers and businesses across Western Australia are banding together to sell 13,500 long stemmed roses to raise much needed money to provide care to children and young adults living with CF. The proceeds will also go towards fund world class research right here in WA.

Roses for 65 Roses Day will be sold by CFWA volunteers at $5 per stem, or $50 for 12 roses.

WHAT: 65 Roses Day

WHEN: 26th May, 2017

WHERE: Perth CBD and surrounds and throughout regional WA

WHY: To raise much needed funds for CF research to help find a cure

“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis.  Our “65 Roses” story dates back to 1965, when an observant 4-year-old, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as "65 Roses." Today, “65 Roses” helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.

Sale of Roses on Friday 26 May 2017:

·      Murray Street Mall – Perth CBD

·      Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Karrinyup

·      Belmont Forum Shopping Centre, Belmont

·      Altone Park Shopping Centre, Beechboro

·      Waterford Plaza, Waterford

·      Westfield Innaloo, Innaloo

·      Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre, Bull Creek

·      Southlands Boulevarde, Willetton

·      Yanchep Central, Yanchep

·      Wanneroo Central, Wanneroo

·      Westfield Whitford City, Whitford

·      Riverton Stockland, Riverton

·      Phoenix Shopping Centre, Spearwood

·      Winthrop Village, Winthrop

·      Subiaco Train Station, Subiaco

·      Henderson Mall, Fremantle

·      Telstra Morley Galleria

·      Telstra Maddington Central

·      Telstra Warwick Grove

·      Telstra Cockburn Gateway

·      Telstra Claremont Quarter

·      Telstra Manning Arcade

·      Regional areas including Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Northam and York

You can get involved by calling Karen de Lore at Cystic Fibrosis WA on (08) 6457 7333 or alternatively, please email [email protected]

For further information or to donate visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/wa/65roses

BikeDr.

BikeDr is Perth's most convenient bike mechanic service. Book online and we come to you, where and when you need us.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training,Local Community

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Description

BikeDr. Is a mobile mechanic that services your bike in your building while you work. Convenient? We think so! 

We offer: 

  • Full Servicing
  • Gear Servicing
  • Basic Servicing
  • Bike Wash
  • Brake Servicing
  • Check ups
  • Plenty of custom requests. 

Cat Haven

Cat haven resuces and rehomes, raising wareness for cats in WA

  • Charity:Local Community
  • Type:Charity

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ClimateClever Initiative 2018 - Info Session - Cambridge

Participating schools will benefit from reduced carbon emissions, financial savings from utility bills and improved student learning outcomes around sustainability and carbon reduction.

  • Type:Government
  • Charity:Environmental,Local Community

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  • Government:Local

Description

About

Applications are now open to participate in the 2018 ClimateClever Initiative! This program started as the Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program (LCSPP) in 2016 and has worked with 15 schools across the Perth Metropolitan area over the last two years. We experienced such fantastic success with participating schools that the program is being launched nationally in 2018 as the ClimateClever Initiative.

This information session will provide you with an overview of the program, benefits of pursuing carbon reduction initiatives and how the ClimateClever Initiative and the innovative ClimateClever apps will help reduce your school's carbon footprint and save you valuable school money in the process.

One school in Perth has saved over $80,000 by pursuing carbon reduction initiatives at their school. Think of where that saved money could go!
 

Who is it for?

This session is for principals, deputy principals, registrars, business managers, support staff, teaching staff, P&C members and community members/volunteers who want to pursue carbon reduction and efficiency at their school. We encourage anyone involved with a school to come along and learn more.

For more information visit our website: www.simplycarbon.com.au/climateclever-initiative-2018/ or email [email protected]
 

What if we have already signed up?

Any members of your committee who have not yet attended an information session can come to meet other participants and hear about what is involved next year.

 

Are you having information sessions at other locations/dates in Perth?

Yes! Visit simplycarbon.com.au/events to see all of our information session dates and locations.

 

Light refreshments will be provided

Food Allergy Group WA

Support for Parents of Children with Food Allergies in WA.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Family,Food,Local Community,Mental Health

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Description

The Food Allergy Gorup WA was started by myself because there are very few support gorups for Mums, Parents and Carers that you can access online anytime for information or just someone to talk to that knows what it is like to have a child with Anaphylaxis.

My group is a public Facebook Group, but there is also a Members Only MUMS group called No Nuts Mums Perth Australia on Facebook. 

Most support groups are based in the USA or you have to pay to have access to them - Food Allergy Group is Free - we do have a small store which sells some allergy products which can be helpful to keep your child safe.

The Website has Links, Recipes, Information, a Blog and more.

Food Rescue Program

This sensational group rescues perishable, fresh and nutritious food from cafes, caterers, supermarkets and wholesalers and delivers it to disadvantaged, vulnerable people.

  • Type:Charity,Local Focus
  • Charity:Food,Local Community

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Description

Food Rescue is a philanthropically funded program run by UnitingCare West.

Food Rescue services disadvantaged people in Western Australia.

It aims to alleviate hunger by saving perishable, fresh, nutritious food from landfill and redistributing to those who need it.

Food is rescued from supermarkets, distribution centres, cafes, restaurants wholesalers, caterers and function centres and is redistributed through a network of agencies and programs that reach the homeless, women and children in crisis, drug and alcohol crisis centres, emergency relief, new arrivals, Indigenous Australians and low and fixed income earners of all ages.

In WA alone, nearly 14,000 people are homeless each night and a further 111,000 per year are at risk of requiring food assistance.

Food Rescue is fully funded through donations by individuals, businesses and philanthropic funding. We require donations and volunteers to continue to operate to service disadvantaged West Australians and do our bit for this amazing planet we live on.

Foodbank Western Australia

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief charity in WA. It provides support for thousands of disadvantaged families each month.

  • Charity:Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Environmental,Family,Food,Local Community,Mental Health,Aboriginal,Child Welfare
  • Type:DGR 1 Status

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Description

Foodbank WA works to ease the suffering of those people affected by prolonged hunger.

In partnership with food donors, and more than 900 community groups, welfare agencies and schools, it provides nutrition support to in excess of 68,000 Western Australian's each month.

Prolonged hunger is a leading health issue. Sufferers are vulnerable to a range of health issues including compromised immunity, reduced bone density and poor organ health.

Children and seniors are most at risk. For children, poor and inadequate nutrition can lead to learning and growth problems and lead to a life of unfulfilled potential.

Foodbank WA has developed nutrition programs to assist people in need with choosing and preparing healthy foods. 

It's School Breakfast Program is the the largest in Australia. Currently operating in 432 schools extending from Kalumburu to Warburton to Esperance the program supports more than 16,000 students benefit each week.

The Foodbank WA network extends from the state head office in Perth into regional centres in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Peel.

Foodbank WA welcomes volunteers and regularly has groups of corporate volunteers attend to assist with its vital work.

To join the fight against prolonged hunger visit www.foodbankwa.org.au of call (08)9258 9277.

 

Foundation for the WA Museum

The WA Museum Foundation is the fundraising partner of the WA Museum

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Fundraising,Local Community

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Description

The foundation for our future

The best structures are built on strong foundations. The Foundation for the WA Museum believes that museums should spark a love of learning in the next generation. They should nurture a fascination with the past, an understanding of the present, and a passion for the future – and inspire us in unexpected ways. Importantly, they should influence and motivate young people to investigate the areas of science, technology, the arts and mathematics in the world around them.

The Foundation for the WA Museum has been committed to securing the future of our state heritage since 1995. Our role is to cultivate and develop relationships with individuals, organisations, and community groups who understand the critical role that museums play in society to create a thriving WA Museum. We assist in delivering engaging community and educational programs, support ground-breaking scientific research and discovery, source funding for exhibitions, and acquire new items for our state collection, beyond the State Government’s funding

A New Museum for WA

Opening in 2020, the highly anticipated New Museum for WA will be a source of pride for the community of Western Australia and a fitting gateway to our extraordinary state.

It will provide the perfect introduction to WA’s landscapes, biodiversity, culture, and geological heritage. This is an important time in our history, signifying a shift in the cultural landscape for the people of WA – and this is only the beginning.

The Discovery Endowment Fund

The Discovery Endowment Fund has been established by the Foundation for the WA Museum to unleash the potential of the New Museum for WA. With a $35M fundraising target, our mission is to help create world-class museum facilities, and to sustain and build on the excitement around the New Museum well beyond 2020. With your help, the Endowment Fund – like those for many of the world’s greatest museums – will provide the secure source of income necessary for our future.

HeyMuzo.org

A place to help inspire people to play music.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Food,Information & Referral,Local Community,Sport & Recreation

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Description

From original night's, jams, open mics, practice and play sessions, Eat/Learn/Play and even radio segments.
 
We help you however we can so get in touch.

International Skills and Training Institute in Health

The International Skills and Training Institute in Health (ISTIH) is an independent, not- for-profit organisation that co-ordinates the resources needed to deliver sustainable medical skills training and disaster relief within the Indo Pacific region.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Employment & Training,Local Community,Mental Health

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Description

Drawing from a volunteer pool of Western Australian, Australian and internationally-based clinical specialists, ISTIH aims to work in collaboration with local health workers and organisations to develop specialised training programs in medicine, nursing and allied health to suit the needs of communities across our region.

ISTIH was established in 2005 following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. Professor Michael Henderson and Professor Bruce Robinson AM recognised a lack of cohesion across Western Australian development aid initiatives within the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, and formed ISTIH to enable a holistic approach in the delivery of WA-based aid services to communities throughout these areas. Most international aid and disaster relief arrive too late to save many victims, as many die within a critical period of 12 to 24 hours of a disaster. ISTIH was developed as an alternative to common reactive aid approaches and embodies a pre-emptive, proactive approach, by which local medics are equipped with the necessary skills to respond to an emergency situation before disaster strikes.

ISTIH uses an outcomes-based ‘train the trainer’ model to achieve this, ensuring we maximize the utility of available resources in order to achieve long term and sustainable outcomes in community healthcare. ISTIH clinical volunteers travel to a region and teach skills training and ‘up-skilling’ courses to local allied health workers and students, with the view that once clinicians have gained such knowledge, they can pass this on to others, and so forth, as part of a continuing chain of impact or ‘ripple effect’.

The Institute’s current engagements include providing ongoing support for the development of emergency medicine in Myanmar (Burma) and Nepal, and maternal and child health in Papua New Guinea. ISTIH also offers an Elective Placement Scholarship to facilitate bilateral exchange between medical students of the University of Western Australia and University of Indonesia. More information about our work can be found via our website.

ISTIH is grateful for the support of our core partners, the Department of Health and Aging of Western Australia and the University of Western Australia (UWA). The Institute’s head office is located at UWA Claremont campus.

 

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

JDRF is the world's largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Family,Fundraising,Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare

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Description

JDRF was founded in 1970 in the US and 1982 in Australia by a group of determined volunteers.

Internationally, JDRF has been involved in every major type 1 diabetes breakthrough of the last four decades.  JDRF-funded researchers have driven the advancement of day-to-day disease management tools and accelerated the pace of research through a focus on four research priorities - immune therapies, beta cell therapies, glucose control therapies and complications therapies.

JDRF supports Australian diabetes research via the strategic provision of funding, investing over $160 million into Australian research to date.

In addition to supporting research, JDRF Australia plays a key role in advising and influencing health policy direction across all levels of government and building community awareness of type 1 diabetes.

Throughout all local and international activities JDRF's mission remains constant - to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

 

Lawley Art Auction Committee

The Lawley Art Auction Committee is made up of a number of active parent groups at Mount Lawley Senior High School.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Local Community

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Description

The Lawley Art Auction Committee is made up of a number of active parent groups at Mount Lawley Senior High School.

This year the Auction Committee will host the 10th Lawley Art Auction, raising money for Moutn Lawley Senior High School's Art and Music departments.

As the premiere fundraising event for the Mount Lawley Senior High School’s Art and Music departments, these funds are utilised for development and enrichment programs.

In previous years, the Music Department has utilised the funds towards technology and resources to support ensemble development and classroom programs. Purchases Include important equipment such as timpani, bass guitar, amplifiers, microphones and IT.

The SVAPA department has made use of their funds in a variety of ways; contracting artists to conduct workshops, providing enrichment programs, the opportunity for students to attend Perth International Arts Festival performances, the Awesome Festival and organise and participate in the Arts Day Festival, celebrated by the whole school.

Path of Hope Foundation

Path of Hope offers assistance and resources to women vulnerable to, or currently experiencing, family violence.

  • Charity:Fundraising,Information & Referral,Local Community,Family
  • Type:Charity

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Description

Since its 2012 inception, the Path of Hope Foundation has gained momentum and has become a Major Financial Foundation, Public Ancillary Fund (PuAF) with approved fundraising licenses in all states and territories in Australia. The Path of Hope Foundation is an international project through the Joint Venuture between Rotary and The Salvation Army; two internationally recognised not-for-profit organisations fighting to end domestic violence globally. Rotary International is the fund and volunteer raising arm and The Salvation Army is the operating arm.

Our vision

Our vision is to break the cycle of family and domestic violence by empowering women and enabling them to create positive new pathways. This will lead to women having a greater likelihood of raising their children away from domestic violence enhancing the chance for their children to break the destructive cycle in their lives.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide resources and assistance to women who are vulnerable to, or currently experiencing domestic violence. By providing women with support and guidance, they can become more independent, thereby breaking the cycle of domestic violence. We seek to assist women who are currently experiencing domestic violence by empowering them to take appropriate action and measures to ensure an improved quality of life for themselves and their children.

Refuge at undisclosed location

The Path of Hope Foundation raises funds for The Salvation Army to provide immediate support and refuge for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Due to the safety of the women and children the address is not revealed. The Refuge extends support through a unique group of programs and services. It is aimed at assisting with reintegration into society after women have left the Refuge. These services provide an opportunity for women to build networks and connect with the community, thereby breaking the cycle of domestic violence so they, and their children, can have a brighter future and can contribute to the community. Education and role model examples by parents, need to illustrate, from kindergarten level, that violence is not a right of any family member.

Pflag Perth

Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays. A non for profit organisation whose members have a common goal to keep families together by providing support and information to families of all gay people.

  • Type:Volunteer,Association,National Focus
  • Charity:Education & Training,Family,Local Community
  • Local Clubs:LGBTI

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Description

PFLAG are the parents and friends of gay and lesbian people who are apart of our community, united by the common bond. Someone they love and care for is lesbian or gay. 

Gay persons in many communities are affected by discrimination in their pursuit for happiness and in striving to live their lives with openess and dignity. 

Homosexuals are not the only ones touched by this discrimination, but also affecting their friends and families. This organisation is about achieving the same rights and opportunities for gay people, to bring understanding and acceptance of diversity to the community. 

Read Write Now Adult Literacy Program

46% of the adult Australian population has problems with everyday functional literacy. If you can read this, perhaps you can help an adult to read.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Education & Training,Employment & Training,Family,Local Community

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Description

Read Write Now has operated in Western Australia for over 40 years.  The program trains and supports volunteer tutors to work one-to-one with adults who come from all walks of life and who want to improve their reading and writing skills. 

  • Some run their own businesses
  • Some need additional skills for a promotion
  • Some are unemployed
  • Some are TAFE students needing help with courses
  • Some are parents who want to read to their children, assist with homework or correspond with the school.

There should be no shame attached to problems with literacy, yet many people have suffered humiliation.  Read Write Now provides a flexible learning environment where confidentiality is assured.

There are volunteers throughout the metropolitan area and in some regional centres throughout WA.  If you would like to be a volunteer in this program or you know someone who would benefit from the assistance offered, call 1800 018 802 or check out the website at www.read-write-now.org

 

RSPCA

RSPCA work to protect animals from cruelty and give them a new home.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Animals,Fundraising,Local Community

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Description

RSPCA WA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has been a voice for animals in Western Australia for over 120 years.

Our mission is to prevent cruelty to animals in Western Australia by actively promoting their care and protection.

Every year we rescue, care for and rehome thousands of animals that have been lost, abandoned, injured, or abused.

Our Inspectors have the power to protect all animals from abuse, neglect, and abandonment, including prosecuting people under State's Animal Welfare Act 2002..

Our Community Education team also provides education programmes to teach compassion and responsible behaviour towards animals.

We also run a popular and very succesul Puppy and Dog training program.

Ruah Community Services

It is committed to working in partnership with citizens marginalised by mainstream society to enable them to overcome their disadvantage, improve the quality of their lives, enhance their spirit and participate more fully in the community.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training,Employment & Training,Local Community,Mental Health

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Description

 

Ruah aims to empower vulnerable and disadvantaged people to create meaningful change in their lives through the provision of quality support services in the areas of housing and homelessness, family and domestic violence, and mental health. Ruah’s vision is to build flourishing communities through active participation and wellbeing of people with complex needs.

Save the Children Playschemes

Save the Children provides many programs to help young people all around Western Australia. Playschemes is one of these all important programs.

  • Charity:Sport & Recreation,Youth Welfare,Child Welfare,Education & Training,Local Community
  • Type:Non Government

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  • Education:Kindergarden,Pre-School,Primary School

Description

PLAYSCHEMES

Playschemes are the largest of our Early Childhood Care and Development programs in Australia and have been running for more than 30 years. They provide children with opportunities to learn, grow and develop through safe and supported play.

Why early childhood learning is important

A child’s development between birth and the age of five is critical to their health, learning and success later in life. Play is crucial - it provides the basis for cognitive, physical, social and emotional learning and development. Unfortunately, many socially and economically disadvantaged families in Australia aren’t able to provide their children with opportunities for play-based learning.

Save the Children’s Playscheme program

Playschemes provide regular early learning activities and parenting support for vulnerable families and children under the six years old. Run by trained Early Childhood staff, the free playgroups help young children learn to play, socialise, establish routine and prepare for school.

In some communities we run Intensive Supported Playschemes, which may include home visits and additional support. During the weekly sessions, Family Support Workers also provide parents with advice and links to community services and other families in a non-threatening environment.

Each session is carefully designed to ensure its relevance and appropriateness for children from a range of backgrounds, such as culturally and linguistically diverse, newly arrived and refugee families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Where we run our Playschemes

We have Playschemes in major cities, rural and remote communities in approximately 100 locations across Australia. This includes remote Aboriginal communities such as Mornington Island and Doomadgee in Northern Queensland, Kununurra in Western Australia, Wilcannia inNew South Wales, the Far West Coast of South Australia and Wadeye in the Northern Territory.

How we know our Playschemes help children develop

Based on national and international best practices for early childhood learning, our Playscheme program supports thousands of vulnerable children and their families each year. In the last two years alone, the program has grown to assist children and families in an additional 20 locations across Australia. In 2013 alone, more than 4,000 children attended our Playschemes.

Who makes our Playschemes possible

We are grateful to the Australian Government, Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and Corrections, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, the Telethon Foundation and to generous Australians who fund our Playschemes.

Silver Chain WA

Silver Chain the largest in-home health and care providers in Australia. With over 3,000 staff and 400 volunteers, the Group assists over 62,000 people to remain living in their homes and community every year.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Local Community

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Description

The Silver Chain Group’s purpose is to build community capacity to optimise health and wellbeing. This is the core of who we are as an organisation and will help shape the future of in home community care across Australia.

With well over 100 years' experience delivering care in the community, respectively, both Silver Chain and RDNS SA are committed to offering a range of services to assist people in their homes. With coverage in WA, SA and QLD, the Silver Chain Group is committed to caring for all individuals and providing the most extensive range of support and wellbeing to everyone.

These services include specialist nursing, palliative care, home care and support services, home hospital and home therapy/allied services, such as physiotherapy, podiatry and speech pathology. We also have a range of equipment like personal alarms and other technology based support to assist clients of all ages.

Our leadership in health and community care allows us to provide key services to Federal and State Governments and other medical professionals, as well as direct to our clients. This ensures that our networks and partnerships are extensive enough to provide a full service to all individuals in every area of health and community care.

We are proud of our history, innovation and leading services and are excited about our future. 

Spirit of the Streets Choir

The Spirit of the Streets Choir rehearses at St Alban's Hall in Highgate on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30 to 3.30 and regularly performs. We love singing, we love friendship and we welcome everyone.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Local Community

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Description

The Spirit of the Streets Choir is a choir that provides the opportunity for people, who are disadvantaged and socially isolated to re-connect with the general community, make friends, improve physical and mental well-being, while building self confidence and esteem through singing and performing together.  The message carried in their song invokes a spirity of unity, acceptance and inclusion.

The Choir was started in 2007 by local musician and songwriter, Bernard Carney, on the wings of the successful Choir of Hard Knocks.  Membership then was mainly Big Issue Magazine vendors but today, with over 70 members, the self-proclaimed rough and ready crew is totally inclusive and represents groups of people who are at risk of becoming socially isolated.

St John Of God Foundation

The St John of God Foundation was established in 1994 by the Sisters of St John of God to ensure the Sisters could continue their very important work.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Fundraising,Housing & Homeless,Local Community,Youth Welfare

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Description

Our Vision

To live and proclaim the healing touch of God’s love where we invite people to discover the richness and fullness of their lives, give them a reason to hope and a greater sense of their own dignity.

Our Mission

To continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ through the provision of health care services that promote life to the full by enhancing the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of being human.

In February 2010, the Foundation was integrated into St John of God Health Care to continue to raise funds to improve the health and wellbeing of the community, and particularly people experiencing disadvantage.

Our Values

  • Hospitality
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Justice
  • Excellence

St Pat's Rack

St Pat’s Rack is the newest vintage store to open in the vibrant city of Fremantle. It sells an eclectic, quirky mix of vintage and local creations. All proceeds go towards supporting the homeless.

  • Charity:Housing & Homeless,Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare,Drugs & Alcohol,Emergency Relief,Fundraising
  • Type:Charity

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About St Patricks Community Support Centre

We are a not-for-profit organisation, providing services for disadvantaged people of the Perth South Metropolitan Area; in particular those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We aim to provide high quality and immediate care for our clients through the delivery of a diverse and holistic range of services which include: emergency relief, housing (crisis and transitional accommodation), meals 365 days a year, a day centre as well as welfare and health services.  We also deliver specialist programs such as education and training, art and music, recreation, youth at risk, rough sleepers and partner with other agencies across the community to achieve our goals.

As previously mentioned, 2012 signals St Patrick’s 40th year of service in the community and throughout this period, we have continually worked to help those who are disadvantaged in Fremantle and the south west metropolitan region of Perth - none of which would have been possible without the ongoing and generous support of the wider community.

Our vision is to continuously improve and expand our services.  As the number of people at risk in our community grows, we are looking to work with the local community leaders to achieve a ‘whole of community’ response to the issues surrounding homelessness.

Starlight Children's Foundation WA

Starlight Children's Foundation brightens the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Child Welfare,Family,Fundraising,Local Community,Mental Health

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Description

Living with illness or injury can cause enormous strain in the lives of children and their families. The pain, loneliness and isolation that sick children feel dominates their lives, and they often miss out on normal experiences that healthy children take for granted.

Starlight provides programs integral to the total care of seriously ill children – while health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to lift the spirits of the child, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.

"You hear laughter walking down the corridor before you see the kids." 
- WA Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin University of Technology.

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy

Our vision is for a community celebrating possibilities and achieving dreams, for communities in which all people exercise choice and are full participants.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Disabilities,Employment & Training,Family,Fundraising,Local Community

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Description

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a permanent physical condition that affects movement. It can be as mild as just a weakness in one hand, ranging to an almost complete lack of movement.

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy (The Centre) offers a wide range of specialised therapies, innovative technology and equipment options, employment opportunities, social and recreational options and housing and respite options to people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Our focus and commitment is to enable individuals to be independent, make decisions on all aspects of their lives and above all to have as much choice as possible.

We are committed to working with individuals and families towards achieving their goals and dreams and we offer our unique knowledge and experience to assist with this. 

We believe that having strong connections with local communities is important to individuals and families and we work hard to facilitate these connections.


Key facts about cerebral palsy:

There is no pre-birth test
It is a permanent condition
It is non-progressive, however can be a changing condition
There is no known cure
Incidence and severity are on the increase
Worldwide more than 15 million people have cerebral palsy
There are 33,000 people with cerebral palsy in Australia
3,500 of these live in Western Australia
In Australia, a child is born with cerebral palsy every 15 hours 

The Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Local Community,Sport & Recreation

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Description

 

Using the passion that Aboriginal boys have for football allows Clontarf to attract the boys to school. But it is not a sporting program.

Each Clontarf Academy, formed in partnership with the local school, is focussed on encouraging behavioural change, developing positive attitudes, assisting students to complete school and secure employment. Fundamental to this, is the development of values, skills and abilities that will assist the boys to achieve better life outcomes.

Through a diverse mix of activities, the full-time, local Clontarf staff mentor and counsel students while the school caters for the educational needs of each student.

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Since opening its first Academy for 25 boys on the campus of the Clontarf Aboriginal College in Perth, Western Australia in 2000, the Foundation has grown rapidly and has been consistently successful.

We now cater for approximately 2,800 boys in 54 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales.

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Julie Goodwin to headline Taste Great Southern 2020

Julie Goodwin to headline Taste Great Southern 2020

The wait is over for the announcement of Taste Great Southern’s Australian Guest Chef, with the inaugural winner of hit...
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World first: Yirra Yaakin presents Macbeth performed in Noongar

World first: Yirra Yaakin presents Macbeth performed in Noongar

In a world first, Yirra Yaakin's adaption of Macbeth will be performed entirely in Noongar! Yirra Yaakin, meaning “Stand Tall”...
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Optus Stadium hosts Perth’s first Domain Night Test

Optus Stadium hosts Perth’s first Domain Night Test

A new era for Australian Test Cricket begins this summer as Australia takes on our trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in...
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Jessica Mauboy and Jon Stevens headline the 20th Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience

Jessica Mauboy and Jon Stevens headline the 20th Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience

With the date set for Saturday 16 May 2020, and tickets on sale today, the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience...
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WBBL returns to Lilac Hill for weekend of fun

WBBL returns to Lilac Hill for weekend of fun

Get ready for a huge 2 days of cricket, with the Perth Scorchers facing off against the Sydney Sixers this...
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FRINGE WORLD launches full 2020 program

FRINGE WORLD launches full 2020 program

The wait is over to see what’s in store for FRINGE WORLD 2020 as today marks the release of the...
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