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Breast Cancer Network Australia
http://www.bcna.org.au

We are the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer. We work to ensure that Australians diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible, no matter who they are or where they live. We are represented by the Pink Lady silhouette, which depicts our focus;
The women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Australians diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive optimal treatment, care and support, appropriate to their individual needs and wishes.

Breast Cancer Network Australia will inform, empower, represent and link together Australians personally affected by breast cancer.We will:

  • inform women using a wide range of well-researched resources, directly or by referral to other appropriate agencies.
  • empower women to have a voice in their own health care and to play an active role in improving breast cancer treatment, care and services.
  • represent Australians affected by breast cancer in the health care system, scientific community, media and wider public.
  • be driven by women who have themselves experienced breast cancer and link together individuals and groups sharing similar issues and experiences.

Australian Camps Assoc - People Outdoors
http://www.peopleoutdoors.org.au

People Outdoors is a community based non-profit organisation, established in 1989, with our mission to provide 'Adventure for All' to all abilities and levels of disabilities.

People Outdoors strives to provide recreation activities to all people with disabilities.

This includes various types of programs to enable children, teenagers and adults with disabilities to participate in outdoor adventure programs and weekend camping experiences.

People Outdoors works with individuals who have a physical/intellectual, or acquired brain injury.

Programs may be restricted to individuals or groups from a certain area. However, we can work in all areas if appropriate funding can be sourced.

Cottage by the Sea Queenscliff
http://cottagebythesea.com.au/

Cottage by the Sea is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation that empowers disadvantaged children by supporting them in developing their self-esteem, health and well-being. We offer weekly camp programs in a safe, enjoyable and relaxed seaside holiday environment, encouraging children to celebrate their own success and that of others. Our vision is that every child deserves a happy and a healthy life.
 
We offer camps to children marginalised for a wide range of reasons, e.g. family breakdown and/or dysfunction, domestic violence, emotional/physical trauma, social/economic disadvantage, cultural disadvantage, refugee status or lack of educational opportunities. Over 1,000 children each year enjoy the experience of a lifetime at Cottage by the Sea.
 
Our programs emphasise co-operation and respect and encourage children to be healthy, active, happy and secure. Children are given the opportunity to participate in a range of leadership and outreach programs in a positive, friendly, healthy, seaside environment. Cottage by the Sea offers a number of camp programs, ranging from once-off camps (Take a Break) to ongoing support, engagement and leadership programs (REEF and Mentor).

 

Since Odyssey House's inception in Australia over thirty years ago, it has helped more than 30,000 people with drug and alcohol problems.
 
The drug and alcohol programs offered by Odyssey House help to provide a 'A Calm in the Sea of Addiction' for thousands of drug affected men and women and their families.
 
Every resident involved in the program must confront the reason why they resorted to an addictive lifestyle. Residents are also taught alternative ways of dealing with the ups and downs of daily life.
 
Odyssey House not only saves lives, but also saves the community substantial amounts of money. After completing the Odyssey House program, residents are likely to live longer, lessen their drug use, reduce crime and ease demands on health and community services.
 
The Odyssey House McGrath Foundation is a registered charity, that requires the support and generosity of businesses and the general community to maintain the level and quality of its vital, life saving programs.

 

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National LGBTI Health Alliance
http://www.lgbthealth.org.au/

The National LGBTI Health Alliance was established by a number of organisations from across Australia that provide health-related programs, services and research targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people (LGBTI).

The Alliance acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land and community. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous peoples and their cultures, and to elders of past, present and future generations.

Alliance members have come together to work collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing of sexuality, sex and gender diverse people by:

•advocating with a national voice on the health and wellbeing needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people and communities.


•building the capacity of our members to work with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people and communities.


 

 

Heart Research Institute
http://www.hri.org.au/

 

For over 20 years, The Heart Research Institute has been one of Australia’s leading research organisations working to detect, prevent and treat heart disease.
 
Through our research, The Heart Research Institute has made significant findings that have changed the way we live with and treat Australia’s number one killer.
 
Our scientists are working across a field of research areas to identify factors which contribute to an increased risk of heart disease. Understanding the underlying causes of heart disease is the key to finding a solution.
 
When you make a donation to The Heart Research Institute, your funds are used to support scientific research that will make a difference. 

The Kyle Andrews Foundation was established as a legacy to a brave young Broome boy, Kyle Andrews who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 11. In early 1998 Kyle was undergoing treatment for leukaemia at Princess Margaret Hospital and had a dream of bringing some of his young friends from Ward 3B to Cable Beach so that, in his words “they might feel better”.
 
Thanks to the generosity of the people of Broome “Kyle’s Camp 98” was organised and for those children who attended, together with their carers and the organisers, the camp proved such a wonderful and enriching experience that it was determined that it be made an annual event. Kyle passed away in July 1998 after experiencing the first Kyle’s Camp. The Kyle Andrews Foundation group has been working together since 1998 to achieve Kyle’s dream but was fully incorporated as a registered charity with the Australian Taxation Office at the beginning of 2000.
 
Our Main Goals;
  • To ensure that Kyle's Camp runs in Broome annually to help children from Ward 3B in Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) fight their battle with cancer
  • To provide accommodation in Kyle's Cottage in Broome for the families of kids suffering from serious illness to get away as a family to experience Broome.
  • To financially support Broome families with kids suffering  from cancer.
  • To support Ronald McDonald House where kids and their families from regional areas stay during their treatment at PMH.  
Kyle Andrews Foundation Patron Cricketer Justin Langer and family have been supporters of the Foundation since it's inception in 1998. Justin, his wife Sue and four daughters will once again attend Kyle's Camp in 2011.

 

Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation
http://www.childcancerresearch.com.au

The creation of the Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) was inspired by 9 year old Jennifer Harper, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1977. When her father, Peter Harper, discovered that there was no research into children's leukaemia being done in WA, he set out to raise funds for this purpose.

Together with other parents of children with cancer and with the support of Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, the Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) was formed. In 1983 the Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research Laboratory was established on the children's hospital (PMH) campus and in 1984 Dr Ursula Kees, a Swiss born scientist was recruited from the German Cancer Institute, to head up the Research Laboratory.

Whilst Jennifer inspired the creation of the Foundation, she did not win her fight against leukaemia, she died in 1978.

Our Research Laboratory has a very co-operative relationship with the hospital's Oncology Total Care Unit and plays an integral part in the treatment of children with cancer in WA. In 1990 the Oncology Total Care Unit became a full member of the Children's Cancer Group (CCG), one of the largest co-operative research groups in this field.

The PMH Unit is not only participating in trials of new chemotherapy treatment protocols for cancer patients, but has been accredited as a CCG bone marrow transplantation unit which has greatly improved childhood leukaemia survival rates in WA. The scientific expertise provided by Dr Kees was one of the critical requirements in obtaining this approval. This CCG membership has provided the opportunity to study patients enrolled on CCG protocols.

 

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Lymphoma Australia
http://www.lymphoma.org.au

Lymphoma Australia (LA) also known as The Lymphoma Support & Research Association (LSRA) is the result of an article posted in the Gold Coast Bulletin in 2003 requesting interested Lymphoma patients to attend an informal meeting in a park at Southport. 


Due to the drive, commitment and passion of this founding group of Gold Coast Lymphoma patients the LSRA became an incorporated charity in 2004 and is now providing education, support and Lymphoma awareness across Australia.   

To date Lymphoma Australia has relied on grants, fund raising initiatives, donations and sponsorships to continue the work that we are currently doing and planning to achieve for Lymphoma. 

Our logo of a “Feather” is a symbolic representation of a guardian angel for each and everyone of us – it gives hope to those with Lymphoma and reflects people are searching for cures everyday. Our founding patient group wanted to ensure no one felt alone in their Lymphoma journey.

Our organistion also supports Lymphoma research with fund raising initiatives. We also provide information to the community at no cost to enable both patients and non patients to be aware of the signs and symptoms of this cancer, which is now the 5th most common cancer being diagnosed in Australia. We need to ensure that early diagnosis of this cancer is paramount so that the best possible outcome can be achieved for anyone diagnosed with this cancer.   

Our current support resources “Living with Lymphoma” and “Your Journey of Lymphoma Treatments” are unlike any other available for Lymphoma patients, within Australia and the world.

The development of these resources is the result of a collaborative approach with a number of key stakeholder’s e.g.  Hospitals, doctors, nurses and patients. These groups are also able to provide feedback via our website, meetings, support groups and other relevant forums that we attend/conduct.      

It is the vision of Lymphoma Australia to continue to provide these free resources to hospitals, cancer clinics and patients across the nation.  It is our belief that knowledge is empowerment which is unquestionably important in a journey of Lymphoma diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Lymphoma Australia is also a member of the Lymphoma coalition, which is a worldwide group providing global support to the millions of people around the world living with cancer of the Lymphatic system.   

To date the following have been significant Lymphoma accomplishments achieved by our organisation:
  • Raising awareness of Lymphoma Australia wide via media and events
  • Key player in the development and implementation of World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) in Australia each year.
  • Key advocate for the PBS approval of Lymphoma treatments in Australia
  • Development of a Lymphoma documentary that provides hope via inspirational Lymphoma patient stories. Anthony Warlow a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor features in this documentary 
  • Dedicated Lymphoma promotional materials e.g.
  • Website
  • Hospital fliers
  • Newsletters
  • Media articles
  • Free distribution of the book “100 Questions about Lymphoma”
  • Free distribution of the Lymphoma documentary – “Journey through Lymphoma “
  • Free distribution of our latest resources “Living with Lymphoma” (patient book and “Your Journey of Lymphoma Treatments” (DVD)

Lighthouse Youth Initiative
http://www.lighthousechurch.com.au/

My|place Youth Housing provides medium to long term semi-independent accommodation for people aged between 16-25 years.


My|place Youth Housing equips young people to move from homelessness into independent living, assisting them to make a positive contribution back into the community.


The goal for a MY|Place resident is for them to know, that they are:
Loved / Resilient / Determined / Strong / Courageous / & full of Purpose

Alzheimer's Australia NSW
http://www.fightdementia.org.au/

 

ABOUT US
 
Founded in 1982, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is a rapidly growing, non-profit organisation based in North Ryde, NSW. As the peak body for people with dementia and their families and carers, we provide advocacy, support services, education and information.
 
We aim to give people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia the respect they deserve and the support they need. We advocate to government and industry on behalf of people living with dementia, their carers and families and work hard to raise community awareness and understanding of dementia.
 
Membership to Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is open to anybody concerned about dementia with a key benefit being able to access a wide range of resources available from our Library and Information Service. Community support through donations and sponsorship, as well as bequests, is vital to the continuation and growth of our work. Donations to Alzheimer’s Australia NSW are tax deductible.   
 
OUR HISTORY 
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW has grown rapidly from a small, volunteer based organisation to a professional peak consumer body offering a range of services to those with an interest in dementia. Throughout this period of growth, the organisation focused on and continues to be driven by the needs of people living and working with dementia. 
 
WHAT WE DO
Alzheimer's Australia NSW supports leadership in dementia policy and services, encourages and participates in research initiatives and aims to extend the knowledge and skills of others working with people with dementia, their families and carers. 
 
VISION AND STRATEGY
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is guided by our vision, mission and values with a clear set of strategic priorities.  
 
Our Vision
A society that is committed to the prevention of dementia and that values and supports people living with dementia. 
 
Our Mission
To minimise the incidence and impact of dementia through leadership, innovation and partnerships - in advocacy, policy, education, services and research. 
 
Our Values
  • Respect for the dignity of all individuals 
  • Cooperative working relationships       
  • Integrity, accountability, transparency      
  • Value the contribution of all people involved with our work     
  • Strength through unity, with respect for diversity         
  • Responsiveness to the needs of those living with dementia, their carers and the broader community

 

Solve Disability Solutions
http://www.solve.org.au

Solve Disability Solutions (formerly TADVIC) is a Victorian not-for-profit organisation that makes or modifies equipment for people with disabilities whose needs cannot be met commercially. Solve Disability Solutions aims to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and those assisting them, by increasing their independence and providing them with the opportunity to pursue their goals at home, school, work and at leisure.
Solve Disability Solutions has a metropolitan base, ten regional branches and over 160 active volunteers. Solve Disability Solutions completes over 620 projects throughout Victoria every year.
Each project is assessed and coordinated by a project coordinator (an occupational therapist). Solve Disability Solutions volunteers are practical people with engineering, trade and technical skills who work closely with individuals and their team to make or modify equipment to suit specific requirements.  Administration staff support the work of metropolitan and rural volunteers and staff. There is no charge for the Solve Disability Solutions service, however the cost of materials and the volunteers’ travel expenses are charged at the completion of the project. Volunteers use their own workshops and give their time and skills freely.

Solve Disability Solutions receives funding from the Department of Human Services which covers only a portion of our work. For the remainder we rely on private donors, community groups, businesses, trusts and others who value our work.

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Magic Moments Foundation
http://www.magicmoments.org.au/

 

The Magic Moments Foundation is a non-profit organisation formed to create a coalition of caring volunteers who are committed to consistently reaching and assisting people who are often forgotten by society.  We are also focused on supporting people to grow their own skills, particular the youth in our communities, to become contributing members of their own communities.  
 
The Foundation aggressively works to make a difference in the quality of life for these people in our communities through the following programs:
 
Basket Brigade & The Grandies Program
 
Families in Need
 
The Elderly 
 
The Homeless &
 
 Anyone needing a ‘helping hand’ 
 
Youth Leadership Program

Miracle Babies Foundation
http://www.miraclebabies.org.au/

“Better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity and sickness.”
 
Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
 
Every year in Australia around 45,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 25,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1000 babies lose their fight for life.
 
For families, the experience of having a baby come into the world not as expected or planned is life changing. Without support, this overwhelming and traumatic experience can have lifelong effects on the emotional wellbeing of these miracle families.  It affects the entire family unit.
 
Since 2005, Miracle Babies Foundation has been passionate in developing and providing vital programs and resources to support and enhance a family’s experience from a threatened pregnancy, hospital journey with a premature or sick newborn, the transition to home and beyond.
 
Australia is home to 22 state of the art intensive care units designed to meet the unique and critical needs of our earliest and sickest babies. Working with health professionals on the joint agenda of better outcomes for families, Miracle Babies provides informative education and insight on a family’s experience and funding for equipment, resources and research.
 
Mission
  • Support, education and resources for families of premature and sick newborns from conception to birth and the years beyond.
  • Working in partnership with healthcare providers and professional organisations in education, training, funding, research and resources.
  • Advocate to positively influence the long term outcome for families.
  • Create meaningful communities that empower families and children to reach their full potential
  • Drive innovation and quality to facilitate improved care and healthier outcomes
Vision (2013 2015)
  • Better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity or sickness 

 

Garvan Research Foundation
http://www.garvan.org.au/

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is a world leader in biomedical research, pioneering study into some of the most widespread diseases affecting our community today.

Research at Garvan is focused on understanding the role of genes in health and disease as the basis for developing future cures.

For over 45 years, significant breakthroughs have been achieved by Garvan scientists in the understanding and treatment of diseases such as:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and other immune disorders
  • Pituitary disorders

Garvan’s ultimate goal is prevention and cure of these major diseases.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association NSW
http://www.mndnsw.asn.au

MND NSW provides information, support and education about motor neurone disease for people living with motor neurone disease, their families, friends and carers.

 

Info line: Do you have a question about motor neurone disease? Have you just found out that a friend or colleague has motor neurone disease and you want more information? Are you thinking about attending a motor neurone disease information session but want to find out more before you make the decision about going? Phone the MND Info Line.

 

Regional advisors: MND NSW regional advisors help people with motor neurone disease connect to the services they need. Regional advisors also offer ongoing information to families and service providers as questions arise or needs change. 
 
Support groups: MND support groups provide the opportunity for people living with motor neurone disease to meet together regularly. Often, support groups invite a guest speaker who has particular expertise in an area related to MND.
 
Carer support: Are you a family member or friend providing care for a person with motor neurone disease?
 
Education and information sessions: Are you newly diagnosed with motor neurone disease? Caring for someone with MND? Would you like to ask an expert panel your questions about motor neurone disease? MND NSW conducts regular education and information sessions about living with motor neurone disease.
 
Information resources: Do you need more information about living with motor neurone disease? MND NSW publishes booklets, information sheets and a quarterly member newsletter. Many are available free online for you to read, print or download.
 

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St John of God Foundation
http://www.sjog.org.au/foundation.aspx

The Foundation works to raise funds in response to identified needs of people and communities, which are not met by traditional means or government funding.

In the midst of our modern, fast-paced and high pressure society, it is almost a certainty that each and every individual will experience the need for special support at some stage during their life; be that material, emotional, spiritual, intellectual or psychological. Equally certain is the reality that others in the community have the ability and willingness to offer this support and guidance

Our Vision

To live and proclaim the healing touch of God’s love where we invite people to discover the richness and fullness of their lives, give them a reason to hope and a greater sense of their own dignity.

Our Mission

To continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ through the provision of health care services that promote life to the full by enhancing the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of being human.

Anam Cara House is a community hospice and respite care facility, consisting of two separate entities, serving the Geelong and Colac regions

Anam Cara House  Geelong  is a community service providing care for people affected by a life-limiting illness, thus providing respite for carers.

Anam Cara House will offer support to people of all ages  who are seeking hospice care within the Geelong and District community, by providing access to “ homelike”  short term respite  care and  accommodation. It is a community funded, non-denominational organisation of health professionals, volunteers and supporters, working together to provide hospice respite care.

Anam Cara House also offers short-term style Carers Accommodation for people needing overnight accommodation in proximity to any of the nearby hospitals in Geelong.

If you would like to enquire about the services Anam Cara House Geelong can offer, such as

  • carer respite
  • short stay accommodation,

please call us during office hours on 5222 5831, or talk with your General Practitioner (GP) or Social Worker.

Global Care Australia
http://globalcare.com.au/

Global Care is the “social justice” and disaster relief arm of Christian Outreach Centre.
 
Our vision is to see individuals supported and communities transformed by the power of mates helping mates.
 
Our mission is to raise a resourced army of blue shirt volunteers who provide support to communities across Australia and overseas during times of disaster and everyday hardship.
 
Our method is to operate primarily through local churches, linking them with their communities. In times of national disasters, all local church Global Care operations link hands and work in co-operation to provide maximum assistance to those who need it.
 
Our primary funding comes via public donations and appeals, and through the distribution of our Global Care coin fundraising boxes throughout Australia. We also receive occasional government grants and the support of corporate sponsors.
 
For some 15 years, Global Care has helped devastated communities to rebuild and reconnect, and has done it by practical help at the ground level. It can be as small as a wheelchair, or as large as tsunami …if the need exists, Global Care is there.
 
Global Care does not go into a disaster area to preach – but it models “God in action” and many thousands of people worldwide have been able to see Jesus in action through Global Care army of staff and volunteers. “Jesus in overalls” is how someone put it, while another described Global care’s work simply as “mates helping mates – it’s the Aussie way”.
 
A Kinglake survivor sums it up: “Global Care was there when we needed them – I can’t praise them enough. What they did here was brilliant, fantastic. They did what was needed and they asked nothing in return. They just got in and did it.

Save the Children Australia
http://www.savethechildren.org.au

Save the Children has been running programs in Australia for more than 60 years.

Save the Children started helping children in Australia in the 1950’s. Our first Australian programs focused on early education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. With significant growth since then, we now run education and child protection programs for disadvantaged communities at 100 sites around the country.  Learn more about our history.

With a national office in Melbourne, and state offices in Queensland,TasmaniaNew South WalesVictoriaWestern AustraliaSouth Australiaand the Northern Territory, we run programs and events that support communities at a local level.

Why we work in Australia

More than 17 percent of Australian children fall below the poverty line. Despite Australia's wealth and high standard of living, many children struggle to reach their potential because they don't have access to education, healthcare and protection services.

Our Australian programs

From early learning programs which help newly arrived migrant and refugee children settle into Australia, to initiatives that help young people transition out of youth detention, Save the Children works to ensure the rights of all children are upheld.

Working under our global vision for all children to achieve their right to a quality education, we run Early Childhood Care and Development  programs for children under five years old, work to improve access to school for disadvantaged children – in particular, children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities – and provide youth engagement initiatives for at-risk young people.

We offer parenting support programs to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect, and protect children and mothers who have experienced family violence.

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