Northpoint Centre

Northpoint Centre Food Pantry

Northpoint Centre was established in Tullamarine (Vic) in 2002 by Pastor Loren Pratt after having many instances where people would come to him seeking his assistance with urgent food relief. Generally, these were sick and elderly people whose pensions could not cover daily living expenses, as well as single parents on Government benefits who were trying to raise a young family.

Living Ruff in SA

Paws & Pals – pop up vet clinics for pets of the homeless
Living Ruff in SA seeks to encourage a more compassionate and supportive attitude towards the homeless keeping their dog, so they can maintain that special bond which is of benefit to both dog and owner.

The Paws & Pals programme supports homeless people and their pets by helping them obtain free or heavily subsidised pet care and veterinary services. The first pop up vet clinic was

In 2 Life

Training Online Support for Youth Suicide Intervention – Adelaide
Established in 2001, In2Life began as an organisation to assist in the aid of at-risk youth throughout Australia.

Originally it successfully established relationships in communities throughout Australia through the RUSH Youth Mentoring programme involving secondary schools, local police, churches, local members of government and locally based volunteers and families.

In recent years however in2Life has re-evolved and its modern face was born out of the development of technology and social media. The Coming Together to Prevent Youth Suicide Facebook page was begun by two students recognising the need for a supportive community for those in trouble.

The Compassionate Friends SA Inc

Crisis line for bereaved parents
The Compassionate Friends (TCFSA) offer friendship and understanding by reaching out to bereaved parents, to the surviving siblings and other family members to support them in the grief and trauma which follows the death of a child at any age and from any cause.

Work Injured Resource Connection Inc. (WIRC)

Freezer for Emergency Food – Adelaide
Work Injured Resource Connection (WIRC) began in 1996 when the founding members gathered to discuss their common experiences and difficulties with the South Australian WorkCover system. It was begun with the aim of providing injured workers with information, knowledge and support as they attempted to regain control of their lives, and understand the system in which they found themselves trapped.

The Bags of Love Emergency Relief project was given this name to reflect what is very much required by many work injured South Australians.

SIDS and Kids SA

LINE 1 Crisis Response – Adelaide
Formed in 1977 by a group of parents who tragically had their babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), this group worked tirelessly to raise money to fund research in to SIDS and, based on research, promoted the safest way to sleep babies.

Today they continue to promote their safe sleeping message which has resulted in an 83% drop in the rate of SIDS and still support 50 new clients every year that suffer the tragic loss of a baby or child that has died suddenly and unexpectedly.