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Child Wise understand that abuse is the greatest threat to children’s futures. Not only does child abuse destroy lives, it also costs Australian’s billions of dollars each year. As long as we keep ignoring the underlying causes of child sexual abuse and not investing in prevention, the problem will continue to grow and will be passed intergenerationally.

Therefore, the next generation will inherit a society where child sexual abuse is not only an epidemic but a disaster that could have been avoided. As such, Child Wise are committed to protecting children both nationally and internationally from all forms of abuse and exploitation. Child Wise’s mission is to empower individuals including children, parents, communities, carers and government institutions to prevent children from abuse and exploitation.

Child Wise is Australia’s leading international child protection charity working in Australia, Asia and the Pacific that specialises in child sexual abuse and exploitation. Child Wise’s fundamental objective is to prevent child abuse before it occurs and to enhance the physical and psychological well-being of children so they grow into adults who reach their full potential.

Child Wise is dedicated to protecting children from abuse and exploitation in Australia and overseas by:

Providing direct counselling, advice and support through the Child Wise National Child Abuse Prevention Helpline;

Raising awareness and educating individuals and communities through education campaigns and trainings;

Building the capacity of individuals and communities to protect children through community empowerment programs, especially in indigenous and overseas communities;

Researching and responding to new risks to children eg. the Internet, new trends in sex offending and the increase of children in prostitution; and 

Reducing the impact of child abuse and exploitation by providing counselling and other recovery programs both in Australia and overseas.

St Patricks Community Support Centre
http://www.stpats.com.au

The staff and volunteers of St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre work to provide a high quality service, ensuring that the need for food, shelter, care and support is met in a non-judgmental, understanding and caring environment.  In turn, we aim to encourage clients to develop independence, and self-esteem.

 Supported by a team of dedicated volunteers and staff, St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre is open every day of the year and offers a range of services to the homeless and disadvantaged in the Fremantle Community.

Our Vision

To become a major provider of lodging house accommodation and support services to homeless and disadvantaged adults in the South-West Metropolitan Region of Perth, W.A.

Our Mission

To be a practical sign to the community that Christ and his follows care.

Our Philosophy

To follow Christ’s example of love of one’s neighbour by recognition of those who lack the essentials of life by:

  • Providing quality services.
  • Ensuring adequate opportunity for those who visit the Centre to satisfy their need of food, shelter, care, support and spiritual well-being.
  • Meeting these needs in a non-judgmental, understanding and caring environment, acknowledging human value and self-worth.

Our Values

We have a commitment to the ethic of love of one’s neighbour as taught by Christ.
We believe that we are all brothers and sisters and that every individual has an intrinsic worth and equality.
We respect the freedom of the individual to make choices and we promote independence and empowerment as a means of experiencing the joy of life.
We believe everyone in the Support Centre should endeavour to uphold and abide by our code of conduct.
We ensure that our resources are used in a responsible and accountable manner.
We demonstrate a commitment to our philosophy in the way in which we live

Safe natural birth assistance to women in need…
 
In the Village of Nyuh Kuning, Bali, and on the village of Gampong Cot, West Aceh, Bumi Sehat operates 2 maternal, infant, family healthcare clinics. 
 
In the Village of Nyuh Kuning, Bali, and on the village of Gampong Cot, West Aceh, Bumi Sehat operates 2 maternal, infant, family healthcare clinics. The patients come from all parts of Bali and Aceh and include displaced peoples from other Indonesian islands.
 
The centres prioritise culturally-appropriate sustainable healthcare and support environmental protection via capacity building and education within the communities.
The centre’s midwives are skilled at prenatal care, culturally appropriate gentle birthing techniques intended to ease pain, reduce cesarean rates and to improve the health of our mums & babies. The focus is on natural, culturally acceptable and appropriate methods of reducing pregnancy risks.
 

Bowel Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of bowel cancer in our society through awareness, education, support and research.  We aim to help save lives from this common cancer, Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. 

Bowel cancer affects men and women equally, of any age.  78 people die every week from the disease, and 1 in 12 of us will receive a bowel cancer diagnosis during our lifetime.

Charity initiatives such as Bowel Cancer Awareness Week, BowelScreen Australia and the Health in the Workplace Program raise awareness among health professionals and the community about the importance of early detection and intervention in the successful treatment of bowel cancer.  Through our ‘Love My Family’ Community, we provide support, resources and advocacy for bowel cancer patients, their carers, close relatives and friends.

To do all this, we rely on public support.  For further information please visit www.bowelcanceraustralia.org.

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Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad
http://www.bwrs.org.au/

A remote area search & rescue service for NSW
Our members are fit and experienced outdoor enthusiasts, who are trained and equipped to be self sufficient in rugged bushland, able to operate for several days without external support.  Our many skills include navigation, search techniques, canyoning and cliff rescue.  Our members donate their time so these services are free to the public.
 
The squad was formed on the basis that the best people to search for missing bushwalkers - are experienced bushwalkers.   They understand the bush, they know how to navigate in difficult terrain, they know the hidden passes and the common mistakes walkers make while trying to move through difficult country.
 
Vision
  • Provide a highly skilled, volunteer, bush land search and rescue service for the general community, and in particular, the bushwalking and outdoors communities.
  • Utilise the skills, knowledge and remote area experience of our members drawn from bushwalking clubs and the outdoor industry.
  • Work together with, and assist, the NSW Police Service and other Emergency Services as required.
  • Be recognised as the most suitable, capable and experienced group for remote area land search and rescue.
  • Promote modern bush land search and rescue skills through membership of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association Inc (VRA) and liaison with other rescue and emergency services.  (To this end we run the Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield - NavShield).
  • Provide a comprehensive training program to complement the skills of bushwalkers.
  • Promote social interaction within the membership of BWRS through a range of formal and informal activities.
  • Actively encourage safety in outdoors activities.
  • Promote bushwalking and the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs NSW Inc amongst the wider community.

Crusaders Union of Australia
http://www.crusaders.edu.au

The Crusader Union is a Bible-based, interdenominational, Christian youth organisation which seeks to:

  • Share Jesus with a new generation
  • Nurture Christians and
  • Encourage church membership
  • Crusaders was founded in 1930 by the Rev. Dr Howard Guinness. Dr Howard Guinness was a visionary man who was keen to strengthen Christian work among school students. He saw voluntary groups as a key to achieving this. From small beginnings in just four schools, Crusaders has now grown to serve 100 independent schools in New South Wales. In 2005, it is anticipated that over 5,000 students will attend Crusaders Holiday and School camps and a further 25,000 will have heard Crusader staff speak at their schools.
  • Crusaders desires to help school students grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. We seek to equip students to be disciples of Jesus and to witness to their friends. As well as attending the CRU group at their school, we always look to encourage students to be involved in their local churches.
  • A key emphasis is on leadership training and development. January Leadership Conference (JLC) is a popular camp for senior students who look to play a leadership role at their school. This is supplemented by a series of meetings held after school during the term to allow students to meet together to be trained in models of Biblical leadership. Junior CRU Conference is another leadership camp run in the mid-year which is designed for students who are interested in pursuing Holiday camp leadership roles.
  • In 1990, Crusaders began an internship program designed to equip those who had left school with skills in ministry and evangelism. Called the Ian Holt Memorial Fellowship, this internship program has now trained over 60 young men and women from Campbelltown, the Northern Beaches, the Blue Mountains, the Eastern Suburbs, the Western Suburbs, the Southern Highlands, the North Shore and the Hills District! Many have gone on to other teaching and ministry posts and a large number have become Directors of CRU Holiday Camps.
  • Crusaders owns two camp/conference centres - i) The Galston Gorge Conference & Recreation Centre and ii) The Lake Mac Outdoor Recreation Centre. These special sites offer great opportunities not only for our own camps but also for schools, churches and community groups.
  • Crusaders is directed by a volunteer council, chaired by Mr Philip Bell who is Managing Director of Carillon Graphic Communications.
  • Gary Hill has been the Executive Director of Crusaders since 1993. He first attended a Crusader camp in 1977 and a decade later was employed to develop educational camping programs. With previous experience as a secondary school teacher and strategy consultant, he has a passion to see young people come to know and love the Lord Jesus. In 2007, Gary was appointed Vice President of Christian Camping International Australia, a not-for-profit camping association which seeks to provide pastoral and practical support to over 230 Camps and Conference Centres and over 450 individual members.

Yasminah's Gift Of Hope
http://www.ygoh.org.au/

For every parent who experiences the premature birth or loss of their child through miscarriage, neonatal loss, stillbirth, infancy loss or diagnosis of a congenital abnormality during pregnancy or after birth to receive the same level of support, understanding, information and an opportunity to create lasting memories and keepsakes of their time with their child to treasure forever.

To raise the importance of awareness and support within the community about miscarriage, premature birth, neonatal loss, stillbirth, infancy loss and congenital abnormalities.

 

Anam Cara (Soul Place) at Bray Park on Brisbane's northern outskirts, is a quality high care nursing home set in a tranquil, homely environment.  It is the only Eden Alternative registered site in the Brisbane metropolitan area.  Our Soul Place nourishes the soul, celebrates spirituality and responds to the individuality of all residents, their families and staff.

This unique residential facility houses six custom designed cottages, each with 17 or 18 private rooms.  All rooms are air conditioned and tastefully furnished, featuring ensuite bathrooms, patios and cabling for TV and telephone.  Adjoining communal areas provide opportunities for contact with loved ones (including via the internet).

The cottages are set in estate-like grounds against a backdrop of landscaped gardens, complete with fountains and aviaries.  The facility features a coffee shop, hair salon, chapel, outdoor BBQ, entertaining areas and a community centre.

Anam Cara is conveniently situated close to public transport, shops and schools, and is very much a part of the local community.  It also provides care in two secure households for people living with a diagnosis of Dementia.  Extra services are also available for up to 51 residents.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)- Central Operations
http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au

Vital. Dedicated. For Australia.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is the first, largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisation in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, it delivers extensive 24-hour emergency and primary healthcare services to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.

The RFDS is a not-for-profit organisation. Whilst supported by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, the RFDS relies heavily on fundraising and donations from the community to purchase and medically-equip its aircraft, and to finance other major capital initiatives.

On 17 May 2008 the RFDS celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the inaugural flight of the Reverend John Flynn's 'Flying Doctor' scheme - an 85 mile flight from Cloncurry to Julia Creek in Queensland. Today, the RFDS has a fleet of 51 aircraft operating from 21 bases located across the nation and provides medical assistance to around 250,000 people every year - that's one every two minutes. The services are delivered on a day-to-day basis by four RFDS operating sections.

RFDS Central Operations began in 1939 and is responsible for delivering emergency aeromedical and primary healthcare services throughout South Australia and the southern half of the Northern Territory. It operates three aviation bases in Adelaide, Port Augusta and Alice Springs, as well as two primary health facilities in Marree and Tennant Creek.

Royal Childrens Hospital Foundation
http://foundation.rch.org.au/

The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, is the major specialist paediatric hospital for Victoria offering a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and adolescents.

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne offers a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and adolescents. 

Philanthropy and community support play a vital role in enabling the RCH to provide world-class care for the sick children of Victoria.

Donated funds are used to purchase state of the art medical equipment, fund medical research, community based services and support capital projects.  Donations fund the ‘excellence quotient’ not general operating costs.  At The Royal Children’s Hospital the excellence quotient is excellence in clinical care, facilities, equipment and research.

The RCH Foundation raises funds through individual giving, corporate partnerships, major gifts, bequests, philanthropic grants and endowments. The annual Good Friday Appeal is also a major source of funding from the Victorian community.

Your support will help us to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment available now and into the future.

For more information, visit www.rchfoundation.org.au or call 9345 5037.

Plan International Australia
http://www.plan.org.au

 

Founded more than 70 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world and has no political or religious agenda.
 
We work at the grassroots in 50 developing countries to empower communities to overcome poverty so that children have the opportunity to reach their full potential – and children are encouraged to be actively involved in the process.
 
We unite, empower and inspire people around the globe to champion every child's right to survival, develop to the fullest, be protected and participate fully in family, cultural and social life. Together with our supporters we can transform the world for children.
 
Our Vision
Our vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies which respect people's rights and dignity.
 
Our Mission
We strive to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives by:
 
  • enabling deprived children, their families and their communities to meet their basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies 
  • fostering relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries
  • promoting the rights and interests of the world's children.

United Jewish Education Board (UJEB)
http://www.ujeb.org.au

The United Jewish Education Board (UJEB) is the sole provider of Jewish Education to Jewish students in Victoria outside the Jewish Day School system. We are a unique and critical Melbourne based educational organisation that has been in existence for 119 years. We continue to ensure Jewish continuity and identity through involvement for our community's children.

UJEB is currently experiencing record participation in every program, function and event. Each and every school week of the year over 1500 students access our classes and programs. UJEB provides Religious Education classes in state schools as well as operating Hebrew language and Jewish cultural learning centres, Bat Mitzvah classes and a host of other events and services, including options for high school.

Our classes and services do not receive any government support and there is no ability to charge for many of our programs. We rely on the support of the Melbourne Jewish Community to offer our vital services.

For many of our students, UJEB is their only connection to the Jewish community and therefore we bear responsibility for inspiring and strengthening their Jewish identity. We need your support so that we can continue to give every Jewish child outside the Jewish Day School system the opportunity to connect with their heritage, their culture and their religion.

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At The Cancer Council NSW we're dedicated to defeating cancer. So as well as funding more cancer research than any other charity in the state, we advocate for the highest quality of care for cancer patients and their families, and create cancer smart communities by empowering people with knowledge about cancer prevention and early detection. These achievements would not be possible without community support, and we welcome your continued enthusiasm to help us beat cancer once and for all.

Your support, great and small, helps us fight cancer in your community.

Taronga Foundation
http://www.zoo.nsw.gov.au

The Taronga Foundation’s vision is to inspire our community to create a better future for wildlife and our children.

Supporters of the Taronga Foundation are actively making a choice to ensure a diversity of magnificent animals will continue to inspire and delight future generations.

Established in 2000 to support the visionary Master Plan redevelopment program at Taronga and Western Plains Zoos, the Taronga Foundation is rapidly becoming a world leader in its field. The projects we support in the wild mirror the research, breeding, education and conservation work within our zoos.

A third of the species cared for at Taronga and almost half of the 130 species at Western Plains are threatened with extinction. Which is why – from breeding programs to partnerships with research centres and wildlife agencies around the world – our zoos are proudly leading a range of global conservation initiatives and providing inspirational experiences for our visitors.

With up to 100 species of animals, plants and insects becoming extinct each day, and more than 12,000 threatened with extinction, our zoos are providing an important genetic safety-net for endangered wildlife. In an increasingly urbanised world, zoos are playing an ever-more important role in strengthening connections between the community and our natural environment.

Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)
http://www.aief.com.au

 

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) is a private sector led non-profit organisation focused on empowering Indigenous children in financial need to build a future through quality education and careers.
 
AIEF is a product of strong partnership between the Australian Government and the private sector and has deep and broad support from all layers of the Australian community.
 
At AIEF, we believe that marginalised Indigenous children in financial need should have access to some of the leading schools and universities and pursue productive and fulfilling career opportunities with some of the leading companies in the country.
 
Our goal is to support the education of over 2,000 Indigenous children to empower them to realise their potential, break the cycle of poverty, take responsibility for their own future, and become leaders and role models to serve their communities and the common good. 
 
We make this happen through our two interconnected and innovative core strategies:
 
The AIEF Scholarship Program  –  a joint venture with individual, philanthropic and corporate supporters, with matched funding from the Australian Government, to provide boarding school and residential college scholarships for Indigenous students in financial need. This program enables Indigenous children to attend some of the leading schools and universities in the country, which offer a world-class education to equip students for life in the 21st century; and
 
The AIEF Pathways Program  –  working with AIEF’s major corporate partners and others to assist well-educated Indigenous school leavers move from school to tertiary study and leading companies for meaningful careers.
 
The Australian Government has committed $22 million to the AIEF Scholarship Program to match another $22 million raised by AIEF from individual, philanthropic and corporate investors, to create a $44 million scholarship fund which is being invested and distributed for Indigenous scholarships over a 20 year period.  The AIEF Pathways Program is also supported by the Australian Government in collaboration with the private sector. 
 

 

Our goal is to protect children and young adults from bullying in our community and to eventually stop bullying along with giving victims the fortitude to deal with bullying.
 
Our mission statement is to promote awareness and prevention of bullying in schools and sporting organisations.

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Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
http://www.curebraincancer.org.au

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the largest dedicated fundraiser for brain cancer research in Australia. Established in 2001 by world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo, Cure Brain Cancer is driving brain cancer awareness in Australia and funding innovative research initiatives.
 
Our mission
To increase 5-year survival to 50% within the next 10 years.
 
How we will succeed

At Cure Brain Cancer we recognise that, to solve a complex problem like brain cancer, we need to do things differently; to think laterally and find smarter solutions that allow us to make breakthroughs much faster than traditional research methods allow.

Increasing collaboration across disciplines, teams and borders

We are leveraging discoveries made in areas that share common problems: other cancers, neuroscience, genomics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, immunology and nanotechnology. We fund the Brain Cancer Discovery Collaborative across Australia and were responsible for co-establishing the Global Brain Exchange internationally, with partners from the US, Europe and China. We are working with like-minded partners globally to achieve our mission.

Prioritised funding

We follow a proactive strategy guided by our Scientific Advisory Committee. This both initiates and identifies existing projects with high potential for contributions to critical knowledge gaps and improved patient outcomes. This includes identifying existing treatments for other diseases that are based on biomarkers common to brain cancer, and fast-tracking research into their potential to treat brain cancer; this ‘leapfrogs’ the traditional research pathway.

Research strategy

We have implemented an internationally-aligned research strategy based on the key pillars of collaborative translational research, clinical research, immunology and precision medicine, and focused on getting treatments to patients as quickly as possible.

Empowering patients & the community

Brain cancer patients are at the centre of what we do and we recognise their critical contribution to research, hence our direct support of care co-ordination initiatives that best serve patients’ needs and support patients who want to participate in translational research and/or clinical trials. Every year, our supporters in Australia and around the world donate, volunteer, host events and attend fundraisers to make a difference to the lives of Australians with brain cancer. With your help, and the support of government, our partners, business and philanthropists, we will succeed.

 

What makes us different

We are challenging the norm.

We are not prepared to accept the status quo.

Our question is not ‘why?’ but ‘why not?’ and ‘how can we?'.

We encourage lateral thinking, collaboration and open science.

We are taking more risks and expecting greater rewards.

Our compassion is fierce. 

Westmead Medical Research Foundation
http://wmrf.org.au

At Westmead Medical Research Foundation, we believe everyone who is sick deserves the best possible medical treatment and care. It is our mission to help make that possible.

Westmead Medical Research Foundation opened in 1990 to support the life-saving medical research, and the care of sick adults and children, at Westmead in Sydney's west. 

We do this by raising funds that enable our researchers to continually push the boundaries of medical innovation, while also broadening the scope and reach of the treatments our doctors and nurses can provide to the 1 million patients they care for at Westmead every year. 

Our funds could not go to a more worthy cause: they literally save thousands of lives. 

The doctors, nurses and researchers at Westmead rely on the generosity of individuals, businesses and community-members to purchase the vital equipment and resources they need. 

Westmead Medical Research Foundation helps raise the funds that make their work possible.

The South Australian Government commissioned the Review of Health and Medical Research in South Australia, conducted by Professor John Shine and Mr Alan Young AM, which recommended the establishment of a dedicated, flagship research institute for South Australia.
 
In response to this recommendation, the South Australian Government committed to establish SAHMRI in 2008, and the Federal Government allocated $200 million to build our research facility. In December 2009, SAHMRI was incorporated as the state’s first independent flagship health and medical research institute.
 
As a new entity, SAHMRI will significantly increase the nation’s capacity for leading scientific research by:
  • Building a team of more than 600 outstanding researchers, who will work together in the search for better treatments and cures for some of the world’s most challenging diseases
  • Creating a world-class precinct of medical research and clinical application, with state of the art laboratories and equipment in a purpose-built, iconic, 25,000 square-metre facility, adjacent to the site of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (new RAH)
  • Actively fostering and nurturing a new generation of the top research minds, and undertaking extensive and interactive community engagement and education programs.
 

SolarisCare aims to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and carers by giving them the support they require to cope with the emotional and physical side effects of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

A purpose built drop-in centre provides a safe place to reflect and have time-out. Trained volunteers provide information, links to other support groups, a 'listening ear' and complementary therapies.

The SolarisCare Foundation Research Team brings together representatives from health care services, accredited complementary therapists and universities across the Perth metropolitan area with the vision of promoting and supporting research into patient centred cancer care. 

SolarisCare Foundation is completely self funded and relies on the generosity of people from local business and the community who share the vision and recognize the importance of providing supportive care to cancer patients and carers.

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