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Alzheimer's WA

Alzheimer’s WA is the peak body for dementia and Alzheimer’s support services in Perth and Western Australia.

  • Charity:Disabilities

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  • Established:1982

Description

For over 35 years we have been supporting the local community with information, education, training and much more, to help those with dementia thrive.


If you’ve recently been diagnosed with dementia and require help to learn to cope with living with memory loss or counselling, we can help.


Get in contact with our friendly team today, you can request a callback or contact us via email.

Breastique Art

Whether you have two breasts, one breast, or both breasts removed, you can make the most incredible art with your body.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising,Health

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Description

About Us

Shiona preparing a canvas….
Let's start off with a story...

In January 2009 I hosted a housewarming party in Stirling, inviting dear friends to bring their energy and love into my new home. Standing in the courtyard was a white canvas that guests were encouraged to paint to remind me of the great night we had.

Throughout the evening, friends offered splashes of colour, shapes, stripes, etc, but a cheeky friend however, caused quite a stir when she said she was going to paint the canvas with her breasts! We looked at her dumbfounded – we're all quite liberal minded, but we don't get our 'assets' out at the drop of a hat, so we watched intently to see how she was going to achieve such a task.

With great gustso, she whipped off her top, plonked some paint on her breasts and then pressed herself up against the canvas. We all held our breath as she peeled herself off to reveal two large circular imprints that looked like to two big happy eyes!

Everyone was impressed by this random act of freedom and creativity,
and it created quite a buzz in for the rest of the evening.

For quite some time after, our close-knit group would talk about how fun and liberating it must have been to paint with breasts rather than a brush, so I made the suggestion that we all get together for a workshop and BYO our own canvas and paints and do some 'breast art.' This was met met with inspired smiles and nodding of heads at this which spurred on my next idea: "How about we sell the breast art we create and give proceeds to a breast cancer charity?" The crew responded with: "YEAH, LET'S DO THAT!" And so Breastique Art was born.

Many of us who brainstormed the Breastique Art concept could relate to breast cancer on a very personal level. We had all known someone who had died from breast cancer or who were receiving treatment for it, and many of us had already experienced the fear and dread of having a breast lump examined.

For me on a personal level, my I felt a real sense of loss when my Aunt Marion died of breast cancer. 'Mazz', as I used to call her, was a vibrant, cheeky lady who always saw the bright side of life. She never cared if she looked silly while enjoying herself, she just wanted to create a fun, dynamic, space wherever she went. Even during her last days, she talked about all the things she was grateful for and continued to focus on the positives in her life.

Breastique Art reveals my Aunt Mazz's attitude toward living by highlighting the fun and creativity of life, not caring about looking silly, but honouring what we've lost while celebrating what we still have.

Our connection to art recognises that art is often unique: no two pieces of art are the same, just like our breasts. Breasts are all different shapes and sizes and we are all magnificent in our uniqueness. 

Charity Link Inc

Charity Link is a collaborative organisation which provides the framework for 100+ West Australian charities to work together make the biggest difference possible to the disadvantaged in WA.

  • Type:Charity,Non Government,National Focus,DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Child Welfare

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  • Established:Amalgamated with Variety charity Apr 2017

Description

Charity Link is a collaborative charity organisation which provides the framework for more than one hundred West Australian charities to work together and as such, make the biggest difference possible to thousands of disadvantaged West Australians.

Established in 2001, Charity Link is a registered charity which acts as a central fundraising and coordinating body to provide material aid via our 100+ ‘member’ charities to West Australians experiencing financial hardship and/or crisis.

By working together and using a collaborative approach, Charity Link is able to minimise the cost of fundraising, increase purchasing power, reduce duplication in competition for funds and therefore ensure the optimal use of resources.  By using this approach alleviates the pressure experienced by our members and so allows them to focus on their core services.

The innovative, yet logical, approach used by Charity Link is unique to Western Australia and is embraced by Lotterywest who generously provide an annual grant to cover Charity Link’s administration costs.  This grant means Charity Link can guarantee 100 per cent of all donations and sponsorships are directed to the purchase of material aid for all appeals

Our vision is to create a future where all West Australians to have “necessities of life”.  As such, Charity Link aims to foster an environment of team work by adding value to those organisations supporting families and individuals in crisis, while promoting opportunities for all Western Australians to be involved in our appeals.

Cleft Palate and Lip Society of Western Australia

CleftPALS WA is a voluntary support group consisting of parents of children born with a cleft, adults born with a cleft and professionals who care for children born with cleft conditions. Our motto is the 'sharing helps'. We understand the difficulties, heartache and sometimes the shock that comes with having a child with a cleft lip/and or palate and are keen to help you as best we can.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Mental Health

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Description

 

The Cleft Palate and Lip Society (CleftPALS) was established to provide support, reassurance, and knowledge to parents and their families of a child born with a cleft condition. This was the vision when the support group seed was planted. The seed has grown over the years with branches in most states around Australia.

Way back in 1974, the days of flares and free love, CleftPALS was born in NSW. It all started when two friends had babies with a cleft at the same time. The friendship and support that they gleaned from each other was so helpful that they decided to share it with other parents.

In Western Australia it pretty much started the same way as in NSW.

The beginnings of CleftPALS WA harks back to 1971/72 and an orthodontist by the name of Dr William Brogan who suggested to the mum of a cleft-affected child getting all the other parents of cleft-affected children together on a regular basis for moral support and discussion forums.  Flyers were put up at Dr Brogans private rooms and soon there was enough interest to hold the first meeting, held with the kind continuing support of Dr Brogan at his private residence.  Turnout steadily increased to the point where a hall was hired to cater for all the interested people.
 
However the CleftPALS motto "The Sharing Helps" can be traced back even further to unsung everyday heros like local GP's who were the front-runners to the formalisatisation of such support groups, be it CleftPALS or other similar parent support organisations.  One such example was in the middle of the swinging 60's when a Carlisle GP noted that two of his patients were mums of cleft-affected children (born a few years apart) and only lived a few doors away from each other on the same street.  He recognised the benefit of introducing the mother of the older child to the mother of the 2 month old baby preparing for her child's first repair surgery, as bewildering and stressful today as it was back then!  At the doctors request Judy duly dropped by for a cuppa and a chat armed with pictures of her cleft-affected son, helping put Jessie's mind at ease as to what her and her daughter were about to undergo.  Jessie too saw the value of sharing and demystifying the journey to other mums and hence was one of the initial members of CleftPALS WA "paying it forward".
 
So, long before "The Sharing Helps" officially became the motto of CleftPALS WA there were people already living by its mantra.

The actual Cleft Palate and Lip Unit was started by Mr Harold McComb (Plastic Surgeon) in the mid 1950’s at Princess Margaret Hospital. Dr William Brogan (Orthodontist) later joined him in the 1960’s.  They were infact channelling our motto “The Sharing Helps” and putting it out there, connecting mums to share and discuss long before the formal creation of CleftPALS WA.

Community Vision Inc

Community Vision Inc. provides services for people of all ages including seniors, veterans, children and people with disabilities in Perth's northern suburbs.

  • Charity:Veterans & Defence,Aged Care,Disabilities
  • Type:DGR 1 Status

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Description

About Community Vision

At Community Vision we believe that everyone deserves assistance during times of vulnerability and have created our services to have a positive impact on both our clients and the wider community. It is our role to assist people live their life, their way.

Vision

Our vision is to create a stronger and more connected community.

Mission

We will be the trusted provider of services.

We are the Organisation that people go to and we are the benchmark in community care.

We improve the lives of people during times of vulnerability by filling the gaps that community no longer fills.

Values

Here at Community Vision we value:

  • Innovation
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Inclusivity

Community Vision’s culture, business and services demonstrate a passion for accountability and excellence in supporting people to live their live, their way.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in being part of our amazing volunteer group please send an email to the HR Department - [email protected] or contact us on (08) 9301 8222 to find out what volunteering opportunities may be available.

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.

 

Leukaemia Foundation in Western Australia

The peak body for blood cancer in Australia, funding research and providing free support services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Mental Health

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Description

Who we are

The Leukaemia Foundation is the peak body for blood cancer in Australia, funding research and providing free support services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.

We invest millions of dollars in the work of Australia??s leading researchers to develop better treatments and cures and provide free services to support people with blood cancer and their families. We receive no ongoing government funding and rely on the generosity of the community and corporate sector to further our Vision to Cure and Mission to Care.

 

Our services

Our range of free services supports thousands of Australians, from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. The Leukaemia Foundation provides personalised support for the person and their loved ones all free of charge. The services provided by our support services team includes:

  • Information, emotional support and advocacy

  • Educational programs to help people to live with their disease

  • Safe transport to and from hospital treatment

  • Access to fully furnished, 'home away from home' accommodation for regional families required to relocate to the city for as long as it??s needed.

  • Practical assistance

To learn more, please call 1800 620 420 to speak with one of our Support Services team.

 

You can help us

There are many ways that you can help us to improve the quality of life for people with blood cancer. From making a donation, to signing up for an event; from volunteering, or joining us as a corporate sponsor . please call 1800 620 420 or go to www.leukaemia.org.au to learn more.

Make a Difference

Make A Difference WA aims to raise significant funds to improving the overall quality of life for disadvantaged youth across Western Australia

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising

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Description

Make a Difference Foundation WA is delighted to announce its latest charity project for 2012, the Youth Mentor Scholarship Programme in support of disadvantaged youth in Western Australia. The Foundation has allocated funds towards this programme to foster the further development of talented underprivileged youths aged 12-19 inclusive who require financial assistance to enable them to pursue their chosen field. The division of scholarship monies are to be decided upon assessment of the individual applicant requirements each year.

Applicants will need to show how funding made available by Make A Difference Foundation WA will help them on the path to realising their goals and is necessary to further their development and education in their specific area which may include academic, music, sport, dance, science, drama, community etc. The foundation will further this programme by endeavouring to provide leadership and mentorship by West Australians who have achieved their goals and success in their chosen field. Hopefully through the support from the foundation and the WA Corporate Community, we can help these young people to make their dreams come true and you never know we may have discovered the next Justin Langer or Jessica Gethin. 

Oxfam

Working for a future free from poverty

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Housing & Homeless

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Description

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 approach

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.

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. 

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.

RSPCA Western Australia

The RSPCA's mission is to improve the Welfare of Animals across the state. We are a charity, not a government agency.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Animals,Education & Training,Fundraising

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Description

All animals are accepted as sentient beings treated with dignity, compassion and respect.

We believe all animals should be:

  • free from hunger and thirst
  • free from discomfort
  • free from pain injury and disease
  • free to express normal behaviour
  • free from fear and distress

Services include:

  • Inspectorate
  • Adoptions and animal shelter
  • Education and School Holiday programs
  • Animal advocacy

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. 

Special Olympics Western Australia

For the thousands of people with an intellectual disability in Western Australia, sport is a way of celebrating and transforming their lives.

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

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Description

 In sport, every effort is rewarded with a smile and every journey is more momentous than any victory.

Special Olympics Western Australia (SOWA) provides ongoing sports training and competition for children and adults living with an intellectual disability. Through the network of dedicated volunteers, our programs are offered in 9 sports across Western Australia.
Special Olympics Perth Metro North Region has been established for over 20 years and encompasses the northern corridor of Perth with over 250 members participating in 9 sports. In 2013 under new leadership and direction, the region’s committee will continue overseeing the ongoing sports programs and competition calendar.

“Our measure of excellence is not in breaking records, but in helping each of our athletes to achieve their personal best”
 

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 Peter Cowan Writers Centre

Midwest Charity Begins at Home is passionate about raising funds for cancer sufferers and those with serious illness within the midwest WA community.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Local Community

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Description

Located in the beautiful Edith Cowan Heritage House, nestled by the lake, on the Edith Cowan University campus in Joondalup The Peter Cowan Writers' Centre (PCWC) is a  strives to be supportive of new writers.

Founded in 1995 in Western Australia, the non-profit organisation, Peter Cowan Writers' Centre (PCWC) began operation as the Northern Writers' Association.

Early in 1998, Edith Cowan University set aside a place for the centre in the newly reconstructed Edith Cowan House (pictured above and right) at its Joondalup campus.

The centre is named after Peter Cowan, one of WA's most esteemed writers and academics.

The grandson of Australia's first female parliamentarian, Edith Cowan, he was renowned for his short stories, a tradition perpetuated by the PCWC. He passed away in 2002.

As a not-for-profit community organisation, PCWC highly values its partnerships with government and non-government funding organisations

  • Monthly Meetings feature interesting guest speakers
  • A weekly E-Bulletin keeps members up to date with PCWC coming attractions
  • Members can be published in the in-house e-magazine
  • Members can read their material on 89.7 Twin City FM radio
  • Each Saturday between 10 and 12 a group of writers come together to write and read their stories during 'Writing for Pleasure'
  • Poetry editing workshops are held on the second Saturday of each month
  • Script writing courses are held once a year
  • Each year an Autobiography and Memoir workshop is held on Sundays

Four writing competitions are held every year and assessed by leading judges and to be an alternative for those who take creative writing seriously.

United Way West Australia

United Way is one of the world's leading community organisations. We are a not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political network of around 4000 affiliates operating in 46 countries and territories, with a proud 130-year history. Each branch operates independently in response to local needs, with support from the national and international United Way network.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising

Details

Description

In Western Australia, United Way WA acts as a bridge between businesses and charities so that you and your business can make a real difference in the community in which you live and work.

We make it easy by offering a choice of fun, rewarding programs and taking care of all the organisational and back-office details. Local businesses donate funding and volunteer services to more than 170 local Community Partners each year through United Way WA.

Businesses benefit from networking, morale and team-building, personal development opportunities for staff and the chance to give back to the community. Getting involved with United Way WA is a winning partnership for all. 

Youth Futures WA

At Youth Futures we are driven by the belief that all young people matter, regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in.

  • Charity:Mental Health,Migrants,Youth Welfare,Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Family,Food,Housing & Homeless
  • Type:DGR 1 Status

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Description

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 

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