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Gay And Lesbian Community Services

GLCS has been providing support, information and resources to the West Australian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community for almost 35 years.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training,Employment & Training,Fundraising,Information & Referral,Mental Health

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Description

We are the longest running organisation of our kind in the Southern Hemisphere.


As WA’s main community based GLBT service provider our main focus is on providing essential services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, including our peer counselling phone line and social support groups. We also offer a number of training options for the general community, ranging from one-hour personal perspectives talks to half- and full-day workplace training in diverse sexuality and gender. We also have a successful history of running funded projects, often in partnership with other community groups.


Mission
Gay and Lesbian Community Services of WA (Inc.) is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people in Western Australia.


Brief History
GLCS was established in 1974 as the Homosexual Counselling and Information Service of WA. In 1984 the name was changed to the Gay Counselling Service of WA and the organisation became an incorporated body. In keeping with worldwide trends to recognise the contribution and needs of women in the community, the name of the service was changed in 1990 to the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of WA (Inc). In 1999 the name was changed again to the Gay and Lesbian Community Services of WA (Inc) to reflect the wider range of services that GLCS provides. We are the oldest service of our kind in the Southern Hemisphere.


Funding
GLCS receives some funding from the Health Department of WA. While this money is much appreciated and essential, it covers only our basic costs. Our ability to provide our essential services is dependent on the efforts of our volunteers and additional income from financial memberships, donations and fundraising.

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.

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

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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.

 

MAN: Men's Advisory Network

Our vision: "The flourishing of the Men’s Health and Wellbeing Sector in Western Australia"

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Drugs & Alcohol,Employment & Training,Information & Referral,Mental Health

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Description

M.A.N. the peak body for service providers, organisations and individuals concerned with men’s health, well-being and other issues affecting males of all ages in Western Australia. It is a not-for-profit non-government organisation that receives financial support from the Department of Health.

The primary role that M.A.N. plays is resourcing the sector through supporting service providers, organisations and professionals from various disciplines, who work with males of all ages. In addition, M.A.N. provides information to individuals about appropriate services and professionals, plus provides general community education and raises awareness of the issues affecting males of all ages.

The aim of M.A.N. is to raise awareness of issues impacting on males of all ages and to advocate on their behalf in order to promote their health and well-being in a holistic sense covering physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual components. This is based on the World Health Organisation's 1986 definition of health and encompasses all aspects of a person's life.

The primary role that M.A.N. plays is resourcing the sector through supporting service providers, organisations and professionals from various disciplines, who work with males of all ages. In addition M.A.N. refers individuals to the most appropriate services, plus provides general community education and raises awareness of the issues affecting males of all ages.

In 2002, M.A.N. received funding from the Department of Health to investigate the options for establishing and maintaining a viable network for community based men's groups in Western Australia. The rationale for this funding may be found in the government's election commitments contained in the Men's Health Direction Statement.

Our Goals are:
Community engagement, stakeholders, and grassroots
Networking hub
Commercial alliances
Training development
The current service agreement with the Department of Health requires MAN to deliver the following outputs:
1. Information Services
1.1. Website
1.2. Newsletter
1.3. Services data base
1.4. Promote events, issues and contact among men’s health groups.
2. Partnerships
2.1 Form and strengthen partnerships with other agencies, organisations and community groups to advocate and progress issues related to men’s health.
3.  Program Delivery
3.1. International Men’s Health Week.
3.2. Coordinate and conduct one major conference or seminar/workshop on men’s health and wellbeing related topics per year.
3.3. Conduct a minimum of ten men’s health information sessions per year
3.4. Conduct a minimum of 3 Pit Stop programs per year
4.  Evaluation
4.1. Evaluation of the overall services provided, including the impact of MAN activities and advocacy on service providers’ and partner agencies’ involvement/capacity to support men on health and well-being issues.

Paraplegic Quadriplegic Association of WA

For over 50 years, the Paraplegic Quadriplegic Association of WA (Inc.) has been serving members of the Western Australian community afflicted with spinal cord paralysis or disease and related conditions. In addition, the Association provides advice, information and advocacy to enable people with a range of disabilities to participate in community life.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Employment & Training

Details

Description

An important complimentary service provided by the Association is vocational training, personal skills development and employment opportunities to persons with a disability seeking to enhance their valued role in the community.

The Association can trace its beginnings back to a meeting in November, 1955 attended by paraplegic patients from the Royal Perth Hospital Spinal Unit, medical practitioners and nurses to discuss opportunities for spinal cord injured persons after the acute phase of their hospitalisation. During the Association's early years, sport was seen as having an important role in rehabilitation and as a means of promoting the abilities of people with paraplegia. This activity resulted in a team of paraplegic athletes form across Australia competing in the 1957 Stoke Mandeville Games in the United Kingdom.

The Association was incorporated in 1959 as the Paraplegic Association of WA (Inc). One of the early aims of the Association was to provide a hostel for persons with paraplegia seeking to re-establish themselves in community living. A house was bought in Subiaco in 1960 and converted to accommodate ten persons. A small workshop was established in an outbuilding to provide vocational employment. The house was named Jack O'Keefe Hostel in memory of the Association's first President.

 

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.

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

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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

 

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

Details

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 Australia

Save the Children is Australia's leading independent emergency relief and development organisation for children. We save and protect children's lives and strive to give every child a safe and happy childhood.

  • Charity:Employment & Training,Child Welfare,Emergency Relief
  • Type:Charity

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Description

Our Vision
Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our Purpose
Our purpose is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Our values
Accountability
Ambition
Collaboration
Creativity
Integrity

Our Work
Save the Children is Australia's leading independent emergency relief and development organisation for children. We save and protect children's lives and strive to give every child a safe and happy childhood.
Our programs in Australia and overseas aim to ensure that children:
no longer die from preventable diseases
have the opportunity to learn through access to education
are supported and assisted in an emergency, such as a natural disaster
are safe and protected from harm
understand their rights and responsibilities.
Globally, Save the Children touched the lives of over 100 million children in 2011 in more than 126 countries. In Australia, we work in every state and territory with programs in more than 90 locations. 

Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre Of WA

TCFWA is a not-for-profit national support centre for the Textile, Clothing Footwear and Leather industry providing support and specialised resources, services and training.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Employment & Training

Details

Description

From its head quarters in Belmont, WA, TCFWA aims at networking to maintain and establish key partnerships for the national TCF industry.

Supported by TCFWA membership, sponsors, supporters and volunteers.

Since being established in 1998, the centre has been so successful, that it now receives requests from across Australia and overseas, from organisations and designers wishing to be involved. Providing business skills and industry mentoring, a helpline service and development of specialised industry workshops to better equip those operating in the industry is one of the main areas that TCFWA has been recognised as a leader and role model organisation across Australia an overseas.

The Amanda Young Foundation

The Amanda Young Foundation is a non-profit community organisation dedicated to reducing deaths in WA from meningococcal disease, and supporting survivors of the disease.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Employment & Training,Fundraising,Mental Health

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Description

<p> The Foundation is also committed to supporting the development of young people into WA's future leaders. The Foundation wasformed in 1998 following the tragic death of Amanda Young from meningococcal septicaemia at the tender age of 18 years.</p> <p> <strong>The Foundation achieves its mission through:</strong></p> <p> Meningococcal Awareness and Education - increasing awareness and educating the community and medical profession regarding meningococcaldisease;<br /> Funding Research - providing funding for relevant medical research and encouraging increased research into meningococcal disease;<br /> Young Leaders Summit - organising an annual camp for year 11 school students across the state to support and encourage the development ofleadership skills;<br /> Fundraising Events - our fundraising events fund the Foundation's work and also have an awareness raising affect. Our main annual events includethe Amanda Young Foundation Charity Ball held in May each year, the Open Garden at Romancing the Stone garden in Maida Vale, and Amanda'sGarden Fete, a weekend event in October each year.</p>

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

Details

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 

Wirrpanda Foundation

The Wirrpanda Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across our three pillars of education, employment and health.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Education & Training,Employment & Training,Fundraising,Sport & Recreation

Details

  • Employees (FTE):26
  • Established:2005

Description

<p> The priority of the Foundation remains employing local Aboriginal role models who are empowered to build capacity in their own communities.</p> <p> Since commencing operation in 2005, the Foundation has maintained its focus of improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices. The Foundation has established a number of successful programs in Perth, regional Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, and Queensland, and in doing so, has reached over 35,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.</p> <p> The main focus of each program is to improve the life outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by targeting areas at specific stages of their lives.</p> <p> The success of the programs relies heavily on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentors developing, delivering and managing these programs. The Foundation celebrates Aboriginal culture as one of the longest surviving in the world and aims to advance Indigenous Australians beyond their current health, education and employment standards.</p>

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