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From what began as the simple act of feeding a few homeless people in a park, Manna has grown to become one of the largest providers of meals for disadvantaged people here in Perth.
- Type:DGR 1 Status
- Charity:Food,Housing & Homeless
Along the way we have seen other needs that we knew had to be addressed and so began our School Breakfast Program, Winter School Uniform program, the School Cooking Facility, Special functions for Seniors, as well as thousands of food parcels delivered each year. The more contact we have with the community, the more we see that there is a greater need for the services we can offer.
Whilst all of these different programs are meeting the physical needs of many people, the greatest gift that Manna gives is a sense of family - love, care, respect, - a smile and hug. For many we come in contact with, from the children right through to the seniors, a hug that comes free of any expectations we have found to be worth more than gold. A relationship is formed and they become part of the Manna family… for many the only family they have right now that can be trusted to look out for their well being.
Here at Manna, we love our big family and would love you to join it and part of assisting the homeless, the children and our precious seniors.
Working for a future free from poverty
- Charity:Housing & Homeless
How we work
We’ve been fighting poverty and injustice for more than 50 years. But what exactly does this mean?
Contributing to long-term development
Poor people can take control, solve their own problems, and rely on themselves – with the right support. We fund long-term projects around the world and work in a range of areas, from water and sanitation to education and health, to bring about positive change in people’s lives.
Campaigning for change
Poverty isn’t just about lack of resources. In a wealthy world it’s about bad decisions made by powerful people.
We form part of a global movement of people committed to achieving a fairer world by:
- Partnering with Australians to campaign on the issues that matter – more than 50,000 Australians took action with us in the 2010/2011 financial year
- Empowering communities in developing countries to realise their rights and improve their lives
- Engaging with organisations and governments to change policies that cause poverty and inequality
Responding to emergencies
People need help in an emergency – fast. We save lives, swiftly delivering aid, support and protection; and we help people prepare for future crises. Right now, we’re responding to these emergencies around the world.
All of our work seeks one overall outcome: to bring about positive change in the lives of people living in poverty.
Our work with people living in poverty is guided by a rights-based approach – the belief that every human being has rights and that these rights are inalienable, universal, indivisible and interdependent. We believe that respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty and injustice, allow them to assert their dignity and bring about sustainable development.
Our work is focused on four goals:
1. Economic Justice
We support people to make a decent living, leading dignified lives free from poverty and hunger.
2. Essential Services
We help people to access clean water, healthcare, education and sanitation.
3. Rights in crisis
We support people to live safe from war, violence and natural disaster.
4. Gender Justice
We support women and men to enjoy equal rights, and live free from violence and discrimination.
Richmond Fellowship of WA (RFWA) is a non-government organisation in Western Australia that participates in providing a Recovery-promoting environment for people with a diagnosable mental illness.
- Charity:Housing & Homeless,Mental Health
RFWA is well known for programs that integrate the key elements of recovery with accommodation and support services such as recreational activities, guidance on practical living skills and intensive counselling to give participants the confidence and skills they need to recover from mental illness and meet the daily challenges of life outside an institution.
Building on a solid base of accommodation support programs which provide community based housing and skills development support in a non-institutional environment, RFWA is expanding its services to include assistance in employment, training, and consulting for the community and corporate sector.
RFWA is driven by an innovative strategic plan and caring staff that are steadfastly committed to their consumers' recovery, and continually develops its programs so participants receive the very best in recovery services.
RFWA is part of a network of Richmond Fellowship organisations throughout the world. The original Richmond Fellowship was founded in 1959 by Elly Jensen in Richmond, England.
Elly believed that people recovering from a mental illness would benefit from living in a supportive community setting. As a result, she established a community based house for ex-psychiatric hospital consumers that offered both support through skilled counselling and assistance to face the demands of life outside of the hospital/institutional setting.
In 1975, Elly and many members of the West Australian community established The Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia (currently RFWA). Financial assistance was provided by the Commonwealth Government, the Lotteries Commission of WA and a bequest by the late Mrs Ruth Downer. Since then, RFWA has continued to grow and today provides a range of support services to people in various residential settings throughout the Perth metropolitan area and south west.
St Bartholomew’s House – provides community based support, accommodation and assistance to homeless individuals, and establish partnerships to reduce homelessness
- Charity:Housing & Homeless
Any service users hoping to register with St Bart's to secure accommodation should be aware that our Homeless Transitional Support Services (HTSS) will not be accepting any new admissions from Sunday 16th September 2012 through to Monday 8th October 2012. This is to enable current staff and residents to become familiar with the new building when we move to Lime Street.
During this time those seeking accommodation, will need to do so from alternative providers such as Salvation Army, 55 Central or St Pat’s and can also contact Crisis Care for advice on 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008.
Contact details for St Bart’s will remain the same (9323 5100), and after 8th October, clients can present to the new premises at 7 Lime Street.
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.
- Charity:Housing & Homeless,Local Community,Youth Welfare,Fundraising
- Type:DGR 1 Status
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.
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.
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- 08 6461 6494
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:Drugs & Alcohol,Emergency Relief,Fundraising,Housing & Homeless,Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare
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.
Starick Services Inc provides crisis accommodation and support services for families experiencing family/domestic violence.
- Charity:Emergency Relief,Family,Food,Housing & Homeless,Information & Referral,Child Welfare
UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of tens of thousands of Western Australians every year.
- Charity:Housing & Homeless,Mental Health,Aboriginal,Disabilities,Drugs & Alcohol,Family,Fundraising
- Type:DGR 1 Status
UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of WA families and individuals each year.
UnitingCare West provides a diverse range of holistic programs which enable those most in need in the WA community to belong and thrive. UnitingCare West operates over 35 community service programs from 17 sites across WA, reaching as far north as Merriwa and as far south as Great Southern. UnitingCare West’s innovative and creative services seek to work in partnership with and meet the needs of those most disadvantaged and marginalised in our community to create justice, hope and opportunity for all. UnitingCare West’s work is based on the values of empathy, respect, inclusiveness, integrity and commitment
Programs include: accommodation for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness; community based recreation and respite for carers and people who are living with a disability; community engagement and social inclusion; community mental health; crisis accommodation and transitional housing; a day centre for marginalised individuals and people experiencing homelessness; financial counselling and emergency relief; family preservation and re-unification; foster care for children and young adults; food rescue and food provision; group and transition homes for adults who are living with a disability; housing support for people experiencing mental health challenges; peer support for young people; regional and rural support for young people with diverse sexuality and gender; transition and re-entry support for ex-offenders; as well as a women’s refuge. In addition, UnitingCare West runs The Warehouse Café, an activity for social benefit where participants from UnitingCare West’s Community Options program are given opportunities for community connection, building life skills, training, and the possibility to move into open employment.
At Youth Futures we are driven by the belief that all young people matter, regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in.
- Type:DGR 1 Status
- Charity:Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Family,Food,Housing & Homeless,Mental Health,Migrants,Youth Welfare
Each year our passionate team work with some of WA's most at-risk young people, providing them with the skills, opportunities and support they need to break the cycle of disadvantage. Our services include;
* Accommodation & Support for young people experiencing homelessness
* Education programs for disengaged young people and early school leavers
* Emergency Relief (food, toiletries and public transport passes for young people experiencing financial stress)
* Outreach Support (providing street present young people with information on mental health, drugs and alcohol, education and safe sex)
* Case Management (empowering young people to address their underlying issues and helping them plan for a better future).
* Drug Education and Support