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Child Welfare Charity Clubs & Associations in Western Australia

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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

Details

  • 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.

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.

 

Kids Are Kids Therapy and Education Center Inc.

Kids Are Kids! provides therapy assessment and intervention services for children at all levels of developmental disability or delay.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Child Welfare,Disabilities,Education & Training,Mental Health

Details

Description

From individual and group programs to government funded programs, we provide a range of services that support all childrens' developmental needs.

Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited

NYFL’s aim is to establish a sustainable future for its members and beneficiaries across social, cultural, economic, health, business and education opportunities.

  • Charity:Employment & Training,Youth Welfare,Aboriginal,Child Welfare
  • Type:Local Focus,Aboriginal,Charity,Association,Non Government
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts

Details

  • Arts:Aboriginal,Youth
  • Established:1998
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Employees (FTE):-

Description

The Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi lands in the Pilbara area of WA comprise of over 11,000km2 of vast mountain ranges and gorges, rolling rocky outcrops and rivers, and spectacular coastline. It stretches from the azure waters of the Pilbara coast to the Millstream-Chichester National Park to the south, from around Whim Creek in the east to just west of Pannawonica.

Importantly, these income streams are allowing NYFL to devote increasing budgets towards our constitutional requirements. Our membership has grown from an initial 320 when the Agreement was signed in 1998 to currently in excess of 1800 people – and is still growing.

The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited is committed to promoting the interests of its beneficiaries, and particularly the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people. Driven by a committed and visionary Board, it is developing business activities which provide revenue streams over and above the initial funding stream from our North West Shelf Gas partners, essential to continue to provide assistance as membership soars over 1,800 as at March 2017. These activities also provide training and employment and business opportunities for local people, and present the NYFL brand in a positive sense in front of resource companies, governments at all levels and the broader community.

Parkerville Children And Youth Care (Inc)

Parkerville Children and Youth Care protects and cares for the most vulnerable children and youth in our community through the provision of a therapeutic environment.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Child Welfare,Education & Training,Fundraising,Housing & Homeless

Details

Description

Our core business remains our response to the “high needs child”. Many of these children and youth have suffered chronic histories of multiple abuse and display a range of trauma-related behaviours.


Out of Home Care for children and youth will always remain our core business, however, Parkerville Children and Youth Care today also offers valuable outreach services and programmes to the wider community for children, youth and families in need. For more details on these programmes please visit the programme section within this website.

Our programmes are designed to be outcome focused for the children and youth for whom we provide care. There is an emphasis on individualised care plans to meet the needs of each and every child or young person. We strive to make a positive difference to the lives of all children and youth who come into our care.


To be at the forefront of innovative and best practice in caring for and treating children, youth and their families who have experienced trauma from abuse.

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.

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

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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. 

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

Details

  • 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.

Starick Services Inc

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
  • Type:Charity

Details

Description

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

Details

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 Kyle Andrews Foundation, Western Australia

An annual Kyle's Camp in Broome for children with cancer from Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth. The camp offers fun activities and the chance to form new friendships, so these children can, in Kyle's words, “feel better”.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Child Welfare,Fundraising,Mental Health

Details

Description

"they might feel better".
- Kyle Andrews -

1987 - 1998
Carrying On the Dream, In His Memory

Kyle was born 15th January 1987 in   Mandurah. He returned to Broome with his family when only a few months old. He spent the winter months on Cable Beach in nappies or nothing.

It was a life style he grew up with and at the young age of two could windsurf and surf. As the years went on he continually challenged himself to improve and master skills in all aspects of his life. There was no one who could catch him at running or surf life saving and at the age of ten was Broome Surf Club Junior Ironman. Not only did he take out his age group, but he beat a number of older kids as well.

His real love, however, was fishing and following in his brother Troy's footsteps, he spent his last years catching some of the best fish around Broome. In March of 1997 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and spent 16 months fighting the disease only to lose the battle on the 23rd July 1998.

Therapy Focus

Therapy Focus is not-for-profit community service organisation providing therapy and support services to Western Australian children and young people with a disability or learning disadvantage.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Child Welfare,Education & Training

Details

Description

We work closely with families, schools, carers and the community to improve quality of life for thousands of children, helping them grow and reach their full potential.

Our Purpose is Helping Children Grow

At Therapy Focus, our core purpose and strong organisational values are what underpin our therapy services and shape our relationships with members.

Through therapy, community engagement and education, information sharing, and a sound infrastructure supporting our dedicated staff, Therapy Focus is dedicated to helping children grow.

Our Strategic Plan outlines the key focus areas and strategic objectives for 2012 to 2014, that will help us achieve our purpose.

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