FIND A LINKER ORGANISATION

This is a list of current Linker Network member organisations.

Please use this list to locate or identify organisations in your area who are part of the Linker Network.

Local LN Key Service Locations Organisation Name Description / Keywords Contact Person Contact Email Phone Website Date Joined
Blacktown & Various Western Sydney Community Resource Network (CRN) The principal purpose of CRN is to work with organisations that operate in the Western Sydney area to directly alleviate poverty and distress suffered by economically and socially disadvantaged communities. CRN aims to achieve this purpose by: Building the capacity of service providers to work together on issues affecting disadvantaged communities. Enhancing the level of engagement of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Strengthening the voices of disadvantaged communities by representing their views. Providing information and resources on community projects, programs and networks assisting disadvantaged communities and vulnerable groups. eo@crn.org.au 9832 4762 www.crn.org.au
Blacktown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta The Hills, Western Sydney Hills Community Aid and Information Services Hills Community Aid has been assisting the community for 50 years and has established itself as a trusted and vital port of assistance to all people in need across the Hills District and Greater Western Sydney. We believe in community connectivity; whilst empowering and inspiring a strong sense of belonging, proactive participation and a commitment to helping those unable to help themselves. Our programs include: Community Transport, Low Cost Bus Hire, Domestic Violence Information and Support, No Interest Loans (NILS), EAPA Vouchers, Financial Counselling, Homework Assistance, Family Fun Day's, Supported Playgroup, Including You Support Tents, Parents Again Support Group, Hills Daily Grind Mobile Coffee Van, Learning in the Hills (Leisure Learning), Volunteering and Information and Referral. Bronwyn Millington enq@hca.org.au 02 9639 8620 www.hca.org.au
Blue Mountains Blackheath Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC) Generalist: Community Access Service (Disability Day Program), BOOSH, No Interest Loan Scheme, Heads Up For Fire, Cyber_Shed, The Welcome Table, Jo Ridley eo@banc.org.au 4787 7770 banc.org.au
Blue Mountains Katoomba Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre (ACRC) Specialist: Best to simply refer to website Wayne Cornish manager@acrc.org.au 0447983275 aboriginalbluemountains.com.au
Blue Mountains Katoomba Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC Community Outcomes) Local Government: Best to simply refer to website Ryn Vlachou RVlachou@bmcc.nsw.gov.au 4780 5000 bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Blue Mountains Katoomba Blue Mountains Women’s Health and Resource Centre (BMWHRC) Specialist: Free Women’s Health Clinic, Counselling, Massage Therapy, Groups & Activities, Child Minding, Information and Referral. Refer to website for more information. Sarala Porter manager@bmwhrc.org 4782 5133 bmwhrc.org
Blue Mountains Hazelbrook Katoomba Connect Child & Family Services (CCFS) Child and Family Services: Early Childhood Services, NDIS registered service provider, Transition to School, Playgroup and Play Therapy programs, Brighter Futures. Mark Turley tamara.nicholls@connectcfs.org.au 0423720492 connectcfs.org.au
Blue Mountains Blaxland Katoomba Gateway Family Services (GFS) Family Support & Counselling - Children & Families, Parenting Groups, Playgroups, Early Childhood Services, Brighter Futures, Financial & Food Relief. Kerry Thomas kerryt@gatewayfamilyservices.org.au 4720 6500 gatewayfamilyservices.org.au
Blue Mountains Katoomba Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre (KNC) Generalist: KOOSH, Domestic Assistance, Home Modifications & Maintenance, Community Groups & Activities, CVS, VHV, Tax Help. Refer to website. Kath Harrison ceo@kncinc.org.au 4782 1117 kncinc.org.au
Blue Mountains Blaxland Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (LMNC) Generalist: Information and referral, Volunteer Home Visitors, shopping and transport services, social support groups, community capacity building projects, community forums, adult learning, No Interest Loan Scheme, Graffiti Management, Lower Mountains Men’s Network, financial counselling, Tax Help. Peta Williams manager@lmnc.org.au 4739 1164 lmnc.org.au
Blue Mountains Lawson Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) Generalist: No Interest Loans, Community Groups & Activities, VHV, Support for Carers, New Residents Kit Mick Barret mick@mmnc.org.au 4759 2592 mmnc.org.au
Blue Mountains Lawson Mountains Community Resource Network (MCRN) Sector Support: MCRN is a peak body for community organisations in the Blue Mountains. Refer to website Kris Newton manager@mcrn.org.au 0458 626 210 mcrn.org.au
Blue Mountains Hazelbrook Mountains Outreach Community Service (MOCS) Activities for families, Parenting programs, TAFE Outreach courses, Supported playgroups including Parenting Young, Occasional childcare, Reconciliation projects & support to Aboriginal programs, Paint the Blue Read early literacy. Lyn Bevington lyn.bevington@mocs.org.au 0421 943 069 mocs.org.au
Blue Mountains Katoomba Springwood Mountains Youth Services Team (MYST) Youth Service: We specalise in adventure based youth work, individual & family support, youth centres, personal development programs and disability services. Information and Referral, Recreation, Centres, Counselling, Disability, Programs, Case Management for young poeple aged 12-24 Maddy Forwood maddy@myst.com.au 0421 389 790 myst.com.au
Blue Mountains Springwood Springwood Neighbourhood Centre (SNC) Generalist: CVS, Community Development (projects, partnerships, Emergency Food Relief, Neighbourhood Centre facilities, SNC Groups & Activities), Timebanking, Tanderra OOSH, VHV, Tax Help. Toni Quigley eo@sncc.org.au 4751 3033 sncc.org.au
Blue Mountains Katoomba Thrive: Blue Mountains Family Support (BMFSS) Children & Family focussed programs, Family Housing & Homelessness, multi-cultural play & social activities, parenting & children's workshops and group, playgroups, Brighter Futures and early intervention programs. Community: utilities & water bill assistance, emergency relief, fresh food, subsidised food parcels, information, referral & advice. Angelique Sasagi angelique@thriveservices.org.au 4782 1555 thriveservices.org.au
Blue Mountains Winmalee Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre (WNC) Generalist: Food Relief, Fire Recovery Assistance, Graffiti Management, Counselling, NILS, Community Groups & Activities. Refer to website Morna Colburn wnccoord@tpg.com.au 4754 4050 winmaleeneighbourhoodcentre.com.au
Cumberland Auburn Auburn Diversity Services Inc. We provide a range of programs to support families with young children, with a special focus on children 0-3, young parents under 20 and vulnerable communities such as people from newly arrived refugee/humanitarian and/or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Justin Han info@adsi.org.au 02 8737 5500 www.adsi.org.au 23/10/17
Cumberland Auburn Auburn Youth Centre Support and programs for young people aged 12 to 24 and their families. We provide - Adolescent and family counselling - Psycho educational group work - Mentoring - Information and supported referral, short term case work - assistance with fines and Juvenile justice issues - Employment assistance - Drop in Centre and after school recreational activities, music, sport, performing arts, cooking Dean Dettaas admin@ayc.org.au (02) 9646 2122 www.ayc.org.au 16/10/17
Cumberland Auburn Australian Anatolian Community Services CO-OP LTD We do case works with the families who has children under 12 y/o.(Single parents, DV, family issues).Advocacy, EAPA and ER help, community hub. There is a childcare centre in our organisation. Ebru Caylak ebru@anatolian.org.au (02) 96431666 www.anatoliancommunity.com.au 4/10/17
Cumberland Auburn Barnardos Auburn Works with families who are experiencing some difficulty by offering home visiting, parenting support and education, practical assistance, safety planning, group work and referrals to other appropriate agencies and programs. Mary Haiek acfc@barnardos.org.au 9646 2770 www.barnardos.org.au 21/12/17
Cumberland Various Community Migrant Resource Centre CMRC coordinates the development and provision of a range of services for newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants and it offers services such as • Settlement advice, information and referral services. • Community development activities to enhance the capacity of communities to participate in the broader Australian society. • Information and training sessions for migrants to increase their knowledge and understanding of services and thus increasing access to services. • Working in close partnership with local and regional service providers (both government and non-government) to enhance service awareness and capacity to address the needs and issues of migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants. • Networking with local and regional services to improve access, equity and participation. • Use of centre facilities by community groups for meetings, educational, cultural and recreational activities. The CMRC employs the use of bilingual workers to deliver these services. Mira Mitrovic mswp@cmrc.com.au 02 96879901 www.cmrc.com.au 27/02/18
Cumberland Auburn, Holroyd, Merrylands Cumberland Council Cumberland Council's Community Development and Planning Team works in partnership with the community to build stronger, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Merryn Howell Merryn.Howell@cumberland.nsw.gov.au 9840 9771 www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au 6/2/18
Cumberland Granville Cumberland Multicultural Community Services CMCS is new trading name for Granville Multicultural Community Centre Inc. CMCS continues to offer the same variety of community, educational and social activities and services to residents in the local area. Exists to improve lives of children, families and communities through the provision of information, education, advocacy and connections. Everyone is welcome and speciality is working with culturally diverse communities. Care about the the wellbeing of those who live, work, learn and play in our community. Brett Mitchell info@cmcs.org.au (02) 9637 7600 www.cmcs.or.au 20/11/17
Cumberland Cumberland, Holroyd Dept of Education - Refugee Support Leader - Holroyd Network Kerry Cheeseman Kerry.Cheeseman@det.nsw.edu.au 9631 9410
Cumberland Harris Park Harris Park Community Centre Not-for-profit delivering services including playgroup, homework help, yoga, meditation, art therapy and AOD sessions. Strive to provide updated resources, as well as provide advocacy andreferrals to everyone from all backgrouds and ages. Patrick Louis Soosay manager@hpcc.org.au (02) 9635 0157 www.hpcc.org.au 9/11/17
Cumberland Cumberland Holroyd / Parramatta Mobile Minders Inc We provide low cost, high quality onsite mobile childcare to other non-profit organisations to facilitate the participation of local residents in community development and self help groups in the Cumberland local government, and surrounding, area. Emma mobileminders@hotlinks.net.au 403987226 12/03/18
Cumberland Holroyd, Merrylands Holroyd Youth Services Inc Provides young people aged 12-18 with a safe place to socialise, develop new skills and pursue their interests. Young people are encouraged to speak to a youth worker about any aspect of their lives, including advice and referral about education and training, employment, counseling, health and relationships. We encourage all young people from diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds to participate in programs and to access out services. Adam Geren admin@hys.org.au 9637 1535 http://hys.org.au 28/11/17
Cumberland Parramatta, Holroyd Parramatta Holroyd Family Support PHFS provides support and assistance to disadvantaged families with children up to the age of 12. We provide case work, home & office visits, referral & advocacy, liaise with government departments and practical & skill based support. Run variety of groups : Parenting, Young Parents, First Time Parents, Supportive Playgroup and Children's Groups. Marnel LaGarde admin@phfs.org.au 9636 8437 www.phfs.org.au 6/2/18
Cumberland Oatlands Parramatta Mission Targeted Earlier Intervention program working together with the local LGA to provide support services including case management task, advice and referrals. The Family and Community Worker presents a range of parenting and life skills programs based on needs of the local community. Primarily we work with parents of children between the ages of 0 -2 years, and additionally we provide support services and referrals with families with children up to 12 years of age. Angela Daynes angela.daynes@parramattamission.org.au 0417 229 119 www.parramattamission.org.au 24/10/17
Cumberland Parramatta Uniting Counselling & Mediation Unifam A not-for-profit organisation delivering a broad range of Family Law and Counselling Programs to support Children and Families through challenging times. These include Family Dispute Resolution, Individual, Relationship and Family Counselling, and The Anchor, for children whose parents have Separated. unifamparramatta@uniting.org 8830 0700 unifamparramatta@uniting.org
Cumberland & Various NSW Immigrant Women's Speakout Association Inc The Immigrant Women's Speakout Association of NSW Inc (IWSA/SpeakOut) is a key organisation and service provider. SpeakOut as community-based organisation advocates on issues and concerns of immigrant and refugee women. It provides community education, information and direct services to women of non-English speaking and culturally diverse backgrounds. SpeakOut represents the issues, ideas and proposals of immigrant and refugee women at all levels of government, in the community and industrial sectors, and to the media. Jane Brock women@speakout.org.au 9635 8022 www.speakout.org.au
Cumberland & Various Greater Western Sydney Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation Assisting reunite stolen generation members with kin, community and culture. Counselling services, family history research and kinship tracing for youth in OOHC or about to be removed. Shaun Middlebrook linkup@nsw.link-up.org.au (02) 9421 4700 http://linkupnsw.org.au 31/10/17
Cumberland Parramatta & Various Greater Western Sydney CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains Provide services including family relationship counselling (couples, parenting, individuals etc), family support, problem gambling and financial counselling, community-based aged care supports, and support for people with disabilities through the NDIS. Trish Hickey info@ccss.otg.au (02) 8843 2500 www.ccss.org.au 6/11/17
Cumberland, Blacktown & Various Blacktown & Greater Western Sydney Marist 180 NGO committed to helping vulnerable people and families living on the margins of society. Striving to empower young people with skills, knowledge, practical support and encouragement. Marist provides services in the OOHC, homelessness, employment, education, therapeutic services, training and skills development and Aboriginal youth services sectors. Ariana Kenny info@m180.org.au (02) 9762 9200 www.marist180.org.au 10/11/17
Cumberland, Parramatta NSW Deaf Society Auslan Interpreting Sign language Deaf and Hard of Hearing support services Youth program for Deaf and hard of hearing Parent support program NDIS supports Referals for deaf and hard of hearing people Sharon Nann info@deafsociety.com 02 8833 3600 https://deafsociety.org.au
Cumberland, Parramatta & Various NSW Shine for kids SHINE for Kids has a firm belief in the power of early intervention and a focus on collaboration to reduce the negative effects of parental imprisonment on children and young people. We support children, facilitate hope; inspire kids to reach their potential; nurture their growth; empower them to succeed. We provide a large range of services (based on location) from Contact Programs, In Visit Programs, Family Support and Education programs. Our centres are located with in many Correctional Complexes. April Long inquiries@shineforkids.org.au 9714 3000 www.shineforkids.org.au
Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown Boronia Multicultural Services BMS provides services to Refugees, Humanitarian Entrants, Migrants and other disadvantaged families in Cumberland, Parramatta and surrounding suburbs. They provide children and parenting education and community development activities including advocacy and support to vulnerable communities to raise their concerns with government and Service Providers. They facilitate a number of groups: supported playgroups, parenting groups for parents with children 0-12, women’s support/capacity building groups and Carers’ group for people caring for children with special needs. They also provide skills development courses to help clients get into further training &/or employment. Bernadette Agyepong manager@bms.org.au 96311777 www.bms.org.au
Hawkesbury Hawkesbury Hawkesbury Community Outreach Services Inc Early intervention, child youth and family support, pre-school programmed with qualified teacher, mobile minders caring for children while parents on the premises involved in support or parenting courses. Outside school hours care, community development, seniors excursions, health and wellbeing parenting courses. Angela Hall admin@hcos.net.au (02) 4573 1166 www.hcos.org.au 7/11/17
Hawkesbury Hawkesbury Peppercorn Services Offers practical support for families within the Hawkesbury region to promote healthy and happy children. Offers 4 supported playgroups throughout the week at venues across the Hawkesbury, parenting programs including 123 Magic, PPP Parenting and Circle of Security, family support providing ongoing support to families with parenting advice, links to community, behaviour management and child development. frontdesk@psinc.com.ai 4587 0222 www.peppercornservices.com.au 20/11/17
Hawkesbury Hawkesbury YMCA NSW Hawkesbury Youth Hubs including youth leadership opportunities, Early Intervention, Youth programs, Linking young people to other services and fitness and recreation. Debbie Court community.nsw@ymcansw.org.au 0438 021731 www.ymcansw.org.au/community-services
Hawkesbury & Various NSW Australian Resource Centre for PTSD Australia’s first PTSD specific not for profit charity/website offering resources, retreats, support and education specifically for P.T.S.D and C.P.T.S.D, including resources for traditional and non-traditional treatment options. We also support the partners, carers, family members and employers all of whom are a very important key to helping an individual to overcome P.T.S.D and live a healthy and happy life. Michelle New arc4ptsd@gmail.com 9412 0000 www.arc4ptsd.org.au
Illawarra Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee Barnardos South Coast - Illawarra Family Referral Service Family Referral Services (FRS) are intended to assist children, young people and families who do not meet statutory threshold for child prevention intervention, but would benefit from accessing specific services to address current problems, prevent escalation, and foster a protective and nuturing environment. FRS are intended to link vulnerable children and young people in need of assistance, and their families, with the most appropriate available support services in their local areas. Kerry Wilcock kwilcock@barnardos.org.au 1800663863 www.familyreferralservice.com.au 22/11/17
Illawarra Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, Western NSW CareSouth Local, not-for-profit, community, Aunties & Uncles, Brighter Futures, Foster Care, Specialist Youth Support Services, Residential Care, Disability Services, Supervised Contact, Mentoring, Homework Hub, children, young people, individuals, families. Rachel Foster community.relations@caresouth.org.au 1300 554 260 www.caresouth.org.au 13/03/18
Mount Druitt Mount Druitt, Emerton Aboriginal CatholicCare Social Services The service has counsellors and family workers. We assist with assistance a diverse number of people from Aboriginal and other culture. We have computers for community, we run a gambling yarn up on Monday, Tuesday sewing and playgroup, Wednesday and Thursday Art wellbeing plus Oz farm comes. We have cup of tea or coffee that we offer to everyone that drops in. We offer EPA vouchers as well as financial counsellors and family relationship counsellors. Linda McDonald Linda.McDonald@ccss.org.au 02 9628 0084 www.ccss.org.au
Mount Druitt Mount Druitt, Emerton Holy Family Catholic Parish We are a diverse Parish, providing services to all. We have a small food and clothing store, social services, and spiritual accompaniment for all. Fr Gregory Jacobs enquiry@holyfamily.org.au 02 9628 7272 www.holyfamily.org.au
Mount Druitt Mount Druitt Rosie's Place Rosie’s Place is a community based centre for children, young people and their non-offending family members, who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence.This service is located in the outer western suburbs of Sydney and primarily works with families living in the Mt Druitt area which is a large part of the Blacktown LGA. Catherine Want rosiesplace@bigpond.com.au 02 9625 2599 www.rosiesplace.com.au
Mount Druitt Bidwill Uniting HIPPY Bidwill HIPPY is a two year, home-based Early Learning and Parenting Program for Families with Young Children. jcolquhoun@uniting.org 9628 0897 www.hippyasutralia.bsl.org.au
Mt Druitt Mt Druitt Whitelion Youth Agency Whitelion supports youth involved in, or at risk of involvement in, the Justice and Out of Home Care Systems and young people who are homeless and or street frequenting. Whitelion's flagship programs are employment, housing and mentoring support. Adam Gibson adam.gibson@whitelion.asn.au 0409 000 038 www.whitelion.asn.au
Parramatta Parramatta City of Parramatta Council The Community Capacity Building team of Council networks with and supports the many organisations, groups and individuals delivering services and building strong, resilient communities. David Moutou ccb@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au 9806 5138 www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au 27/02/18
Penrith Penrith, Cranebrook Barnardos Penrith Children's Family Centre The Centre offers crises intake service, family support, temporary foster care, family semi supported accommodation, respite and vacation care for children with disabilities, youth services EAPA support, parenting and children's group work, referral support, food packages and in addition runs weekly play group's for all members of the Penrith community, free of charge and open door to all. Marlene Gilbert mgilbert@barnardos.org.au (02) 4729 1211 www.barnardos.org.au 21/03/18
Penrith Penrith Queen of Hearts Community Foundation Provide trauma counselling, case management and advocacy to men, women and children who have experienced Domestic Violence or childhood sexual abuse. Michelle Ellery info@queenofhearts.org.au 1300856737 www.queenofhearts.org.au 27/9/17
Penrith Penrith Uniting Counselling & Mediation Unifam A not-for-profit organisation delivering a broad range of Family Law and Counselling Programs to support Children and Families through challenging times. These include Family Dispute Resolution, Individual, Relationship and Family Counselling, and The Anchor, for children whose parents have Separated. unifampenrith@uniting.org 4732 3836 unifampenrith@uniting.org
Penrith Penrith West Connect Domestic Violence Services Penrith Specialist Domestic Violence Service with 2 crisis refuges in Penrith, 1 is an Aboriginal Specific Refuge and there are active outreach teams who provide support, case management, information and a limited amount of brokerage. In partnership with Evolve and Wentworth Community Housing we have transitional properties in the Penrith area. There are also children specific programs, running of DV groups, living skill programs and other groups that may be needed at the time, such as cultural groups or parenting groups. Vanessa Donald-Smith info@wcdvs.org.au 0247 322 318 www.wcdvs.org.au
Various Various Australian Social Investment Trust A benevolent, sector-neutral collaborator and facilitator. Works with value-matched organisations to co-create, enable and amplify social innovation, collective impact and social investment initiatives. Our collaborative programs and initiatives aim to create sustainable positive social impact for vulnerable communities. Natasha Scully admin@asit.org.au 9056 0860 www.asit.org.au 22/12/17
Various North Sydney Early Education (EarlyEd) Inc Provides support services and intervention to children and their families when they are concerned about their child's development or their child has a delay in development or disability. Leanne Unie Day info@earlyed.org.au 02 98971511 www.earlyed.org.au
Various NSW Indian (Sub-Cont) Crisis & Support Agency Bespoke agency focused on needs of Indian subcontinent communities. First stop for people in crisis with barriers of language, residency, vulnerability. Case management for intensive needs clients with 360 degree initial assessment. Specialist in language services, cultural context and cross country family issues. Kittu Randhawa info@icsa.net.au 9625 8810 www.icsa.net.au
Various Various LEAD Professional Development Association For over 30 years LEAD (formerly Family Worker Training) has been providing evidence-based Professional Development learning opportunities for practitioners who work to support children, youth, families and communities. Funded primarily by FACs, our events are local and cost effective. Kerry Palejs info@leadpda.org.au 9620 6172 www.leadpda.org.au 8/2/18
Various Mt Druitt, Blue Mtns, Penrith, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, WS PHN area Ted Noffs Foundation Provide AOD services to young people between 12-24 Years old. Provide indigenous counselling and brokerage to young people along with our cultural Deadly Dreaming program in schools. Street University provides creative arts workshops and programs in the Mt Druitt area. Julie Dubuc dubucj@noffs.org.au (02) 8886 2800 www.noff.org.au www.streetuni.net 31/10/17
Parramatta Dundas Dundas Area Neighbourhood Centre We provide a range of activities & programs, advocacy & support for the local community. As a Neighbourhood centre, these activities include, Youth Choir, Community Choir, English Classes, Playgroups, Youth Programs, Parenting courses, Drama Classes etc as well as new programs being created under the TEI reforms. Keith Reynolds cdw@danc.org.au 9684.425 www.danc.org.au
Parramatta Hills LGA UnitingCare Northmead Adolescent and Family Counselling for families of young people aged 12-18 in the Hills LGA. Services include: Parenting groups (on site by request), Parenting advice (boundaries, managing transition to teenage/adulthood, emotional regulation and resilience building) Individual counselling and support, Family therapy. Adrian Rizzo afcnuc@bigpond.net.au 0477 410 695 https://northmeaduc.org.au/uniting-care-northmead/

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