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George Jones Child Advocacy Centre (CAC) - Armadale

The George Jones Child Advocacy Centre is the first of its kind in Australia.

  • Type:Local Focus
  • Charity:Youth Welfare

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Description

Our child focused services provide holistic care to meet the needs of each child and family with compassion, understanding and skill; and to strengthen our community's response to the safety, treatment and wellbeing of children who have suffered trauma from abuse.

The George Jones Child Advocacy Centre was opened on Tuesday 1st March by the Honorable Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia.  It was a celebration of innovation and success for Parkerville Children and Youth Care, local agencies and government partners who began in 2007 to design, develop and implement this new service for children and young people who have been harmed.Right from the beginning of the George Jones Child Advocacy Centre we have involved children and young people in planning and designing the building and choosing the art work inside the centre. They told us they wanted bright and friendly spaces, colourful murals with lots of creatures, bugs and water.

Involving young people was again very important in our latest project, the urban art for the long exterior wall of the building. Artists Darren Hutchens, Dan Duggan and Lawry Halden facilitated workshops with young people, encouraged their ideas and harnessed these into a cohesive and creative design.  The dragon represents Parkerville, a strong creature who supports and guides children and helps them to go on a journey of recovery from hurt and harm; the children are in charge and tell the dragon how to help them.  The budding young artists named the dragon Parky which is how the kids colloquially refer to us.

Geraldton Street Aboriginal Corporation

  • 9921 2890

The Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation is an award winning Youth organisation and is recognised as one of the most efficient and proactive youth programs in the Mid West Region of Western Australia.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Club,Charity,Association
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Youth Welfare

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Description

Amongst many other programs GSAC exists to reduce the incident of Juvenile crime by providing counselling and programmes for the social development of youth by providing clients with emotional support and promoting desirable skills and values.

GSAC is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors.


GSAC operates on two sites- the town based youth centre in Eastward Road, and Gunnado
Farm 5 klms east of Walkaway. GSAC owns Gunnado freehold and has done so since 1993.

In 1987, in response to a community need to address the perceived problem of numbers of
youth, perceived to be mainly of Aboriginal descent, being on the streets in the CBD area and the potential connections with disturbances and/or street crime,community volunteers would walk the streets to talk with the young people present. Two youth councillors were then funded
by the Federal Department of Employment, Education and Training.

This program has expanded and continues today. Every Thursday five staff will drive out to the CBD to engage with the children, providing food and fun.

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.

 

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

Details

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

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.

Northampton Old School Community Initiative

Northampton Old School Community Initiative Inc (NOSCII) is a community centre for Aboriginal residents in Northampton and district.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Volunteer,Charity,Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts,Youth
  • Charity:Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare,Aboriginal,Education & Training,Employment & Training,Health,Information & Referral

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:2006
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Government:Local
  • Arts:Aboriginal,Youth

Description

We provide all kinds of assistance in the community, with art and creative content running through all our projects. We actively seek and promote opportunities for highly visible, positive cultural expression in the community we live in and are particularly focused on youth wellbeing. We are a registered charity delivering annual appeals, emergency relief, family support and employment assistance.?

What we are proud of:?

Employing Aboriginal people and finding employment opportunities for many since 2006.

Continuing and thriving as a regional organisation focused on delivering services to the community.

Increasing cultural recognition through creative projects.

Bringing people together through an Aboriginal community centre since the Shire invested in the process in 1991, operating autonomously as NOSCII since 2006.

Helping to reduce juvenile crime through creative programs that offer strong identity and cultural outcomes for young people.

Helping our kids start school earlier, stay on at school longer and go on further.

Developing artist pathways through skills development, innovative programs and participation in external events.

Providing advocacy for local families in areas such as housing and health.

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.

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

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.

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

Details

Description

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.

The Scout Association Of Australia

Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth and adults for more than 100 years. Scouts is the biggest and most successful youth organisation in Australia.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Education & Training,Family,Local Community,Sport & Recreation,Youth Welfare

Details

Description

Aim Of Scouting
The aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as a member of their local, national and international communities.

Principles
The principles of Scouting are that Scouts should serve God, act in consideration of the needs of others and develop and use their abilities to the betterment of themselves and their families and the community in which they live.

Association Goals
The following Goals have been set for the Scout Movement in Australia, we aim to...

  • Provide challenging accredited programs to the youth of Australia, which are recognised and valued by the community and by government
  • Promote Scouting to the community on the basis of the high quality and relevance of its methodology and programs
  • Comprise an increasingly male and female membership which reflects the social and cultural mix of the community
  • Carefully select and train adult leaders on the basis of standards that are recognisable and measurable
  • Have the community recognise, support and value the role of Scouting and its activities
  • Be recognised by the community as being responsive to community youth issues
  • Be recognised and consulted as a major contributor to establishing priorities and determining policies on community youth issues
  • Have a high profile portraying a quality way of life.
  • Acquire and maintain adequate human, physical, and financial resources, which are used to the best advantage of Scouting and the community
  • Provide opportunities for its members to participate in international activities
  • Provide maximum support for the development of World Scouting particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

Aim Of Scouting
The aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as a member of their local, national and international communities.

Principles
The principles of Scouting are that Scouts should serve God, act in consideration of the needs of others and develop and use their abilities to the betterment of themselves and their families and the community in which they live.

Association Goals
The following Goals have been set for the Scout Movement in Australia, we aim to...

  • Provide challenging accredited programs to the youth of Australia, which are recognised and valued by the community and by government
  • Promote Scouting to the community on the basis of the high quality and relevance of its methodology and programs
  • Comprise an increasingly male and female membership which reflects the social and cultural mix of the community
  • Carefully select and train adult leaders on the basis of standards that are recognisable and measurable
  • Have the community recognise, support and value the role of Scouting and its activities
  • Be recognised by the community as being responsive to community youth issues
  • Be recognised and consulted as a major contributor to establishing priorities and determining policies on community youth issues
  • Have a high profile portraying a quality way of life.
  • Acquire and maintain adequate human, physical, and financial resources, which are used to the best advantage of Scouting and the community
  • Provide opportunities for its members to participate in international activities
  • Provide maximum support for the development of World Scouting particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

Theatre Kimberley

Theatre Kimberley is a highly respected, vibrant and energetic regional community arts organisation, based in Broome.

  • Type:Volunteer,Charity,Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Arts
  • Charity:Family,Local Community,Youth Welfare

Details

  • Employees (FTE):-
  • Established:1996
  • Members:-
  • Volunteers:-
  • Arts:Performing Arts,Youth
  • Government:Local

Description

Theatre Kimberley has been providing a range of opportunities that enrich and create a sense of wellbeing through community engagement, for over sixteen years in the region. Community cultural development practices are at the core of all the organisation’s undertakings, and these also capture the unique environment and artistic inspiration of the communities in which Theatre Kimberley exists. Theatre Kimberley’s specific objectives are to:

  • Promote resource and develop performance theatre from the Kimberley for the Kimberley and Australia
  • Foster and encourage training and professional development for communities in all aspects of theatre-based practice
  • Develop collaborative creative partnerships
  • Support social and academic learning programmes throughout the community

Theatre Kimberley’s excellent standing amongst the arts and community sectors alike reflects the organisation’s history of quality theatrical endeavours, the scale of productions and breadth of community engagement not matched by any other organisation in the North West, as well as assisting in the establishment of many local artists emerging careers. A social and emotional connection is created with Theatre Kimberley performers and participants who use these projects as a ‘spring board’ for many future theatre training and work, whether in the region, interstate and overseas. Theatre Kimberley offers training and career pathways to artists and facilitates wider understanding of the important role arts plays in making the Kimberley a great place to live. Theatre Kimberley works across ages and cultures. A whole-of-community approach includes extensive work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the region.

There has also been a particular focus in the organisation on developing youth programmes as well. Operating under the umbrella of Theatre Kimberley, Sandfly Circus was begun over ten years ago, providing opportunities for involving children and young people through its classes and community performances. Sandflies is currently made up of approximately 80 children and young people participating across four regular weekly classes. Sandfly Circus students work with a cohort of local trainers in Broome, and the skills of local trainers are often supplement by visiting artists in residence from other places, who are professional circus performers with a demonstrated record. There is one major Sandfly show each year along with smaller performances and workshops in the communities.

Sandflies addresses a number of needs in the local region. Importantly this includes reducing inequalities in access to programmes that enhance skill sharing and essential tools and that may assist young people to make healthy and creative life choices. Participating younger people also gain a chance to share respect and ideas, and to learn from older members through informal peer tutoring. In addition, and as above, young Sandflies are continued to be supported in their entry to further education and/or employment in the arts.

Time4Kids

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Family,Fundraising,Youth Welfare

Details

Description

 

Time4Kids is a great fun opportunity for corporate organisations and members of the community to get involved and work jointly with state Police in supporting their local PCYC to make a difference.
 
Each year during the month of April Time4Kids events are held across Australia. Hundreds of participants from all walks of life - community members and leaders, business leaders and owners, celebrities and sporting heroes come together to support PCYC and Do Time to Stop Youth Crime. Volunteer detainees are locked-up in mock goal cells, under the supervision of a Police Officer and must raise bail through donations to be set free.
 
All proceeds from bail raised is a donation and supports the work of our youth development program and local PCYCs who work with both young people ‘at-risk’ and young offenders to develop a safer community and engage our youth in meaningful programs that focus on values and community involvement, and help them to grow as individuals while providing them with the experience necessary to make positive, proactive life choices.
 
More than 120 local PCYCs will participate in Time4Kids in 2014 across 5 states and territories with the goal of raising over $750,000 nationally.
 
For more information on local Time4Kids activities or to donate, visit http://time4kids.org.au/event/time4kids-pcycwa2014 

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

Details

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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