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Useful Information
ACWA is the NSW non-government peak body representing the voice of community organisations working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. ACWA also provides regular quality training for those in the community welfare sector.

Southern Cross Housing provide high quality housing and tenancy management and access to support to people in South Eastern NSW to people who need affordable and stable housing.

Useful Links

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre is a community legal centre based in Nowra that services the South Coast and Southern Tablelands.

Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW
You can call ADIS any time of the day or week for support, information, advice, crisis counseling and referral to services in NSW. ADIS counsellors understand the difficulties of finding appropriate drug and alcohol treatment and use their knowledge and experience to assist you.

AMS South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation 
We work with Aboriginal Communities to provide a quality culturally appropriate health service, which promotes the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities residing in the Shoalhaven region.

Beyond Blue
beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.


Communities and Justice
The objective of Communities and Justice is to protect children and young people from abuse and neglect.

The Community Restorative Centre (CRC) provides a range of services to people involved in the criminal justice system and their families. CRC is the lead provider of specialist through-care, post-release, and re-integration programs for people transitioning from prison into the community in NSW. All CRC programs aim to reduce crime and break entrenched cycles of disadvantage, offending and imprisonment.

Domestic and Family Violence App
Aurora App – Domestic and Family Violence App

Drug and Alcohol Helpline. Service Overview: The Drug and Alcohol Helpline provides telephone support and referral services for people with drug and/or alcohol …

Housing NSW
Housing NSW, an agency of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is one of the largest providers of social housing in the world, providing a range of housing solutions to meet the needs of today’s community.

Emergency Housing – Housing NSW

Illawarra Shoalhaven local Health District 
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Information Home page

Keep them safe
Keep Them Safe includes actions to enhance the universal service system, improve prevention and early intervention services, better protect children at risk, support Aboriginal children and families, and strengthen partnerships with non-government organisations in the delivery of community services.

LEAP for Women – Women’s Legal Services NSW
The Legal Education and Advice in Prison (LEAP) for Women program assists women prisoners in realising and enforcing their human rights, in particular their rights in …

Legal Aid – Court Advocacy
Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service locations in NSW

Legal Aid NSW
Legal Aid NSW provides free legal advice and representation to people across NSW.

Mental Health Commission of NSW
The Mental Health Commission of NSW is an independent statutory agency responsible for monitoring, reviewing and improving mental health and wellbeing for people in NSW. It works with Government and the community to secure better mental health and wellbeing for everyone and to prevent mental illness, and to ensure the availability of appropriate supports in or close to home when people are unwell or at risk of becoming unwell.

Mental Health Co-ordinating Council
The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for community mental health organisations in New South Wales.

NSW Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Council
The Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO) is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating NSW Ministry of Health policy, strategy and program funding relating to mental health.

Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs
The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non-government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW. Our vision is a connected and sustainable sector providing quality evidence-based programs to reduce alcohol and drug related harms to NSW communities.

Regional Outreach Clinic Program
Receive regular advice and minor assistance clinics where there is identified legal need, little or no access to public legal services, and where it would not be feasible or efficient for a Legal Aid NSW office to provide an outreach service.

Application for Rentstart Bond Loan

RSPCA Safe Beds for Pets program – RSPCA NSW

Salt Care is a local, registered, not-for-profit, volunteer based Charity that provides benevolent relief to the homeless, the poor, the socially disadvantaged, those who suffer from mental health issues, the disabled, indigenous, elderly, and young people at risk.

Shoalhaven Homeless Hub 
The Hub will assist clients to: Referral to local government and non-government organisations, Assistance with searching for private rentals and job searches, Wi-fi / internet, email, fax, computer and printer access, Shower and Toilet facilities, Cooking Facilities, Washing Machine and Dryer Facilities, Counseling available, Toiletry / homeless packs depending on availability, Regular visits from local service providers.

Sisters Inside Inc.
Sisters Inside Inc. is an independent community organisation, which exists to advocate for the human rights of women in the criminal justice system, and to …

Southern Cross Housing provide high quality housing and tenancy management and access to support to people in South Eastern NSW to people who need affordable and stable housing.

Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven & Illawarra – SAHSSI
Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra. SAHSSI is a not for profit Specialist Homelessness Service.

South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation is a culturally safe and holistic service, providing women and their Aboriginal families an opportunity to belong and receive quality health and wellbeing support. Our key focus is on providing tailored strength based care.

White Ribbon
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing violence and need help or support, please White Ribbon. There are national and state-based agencies that can assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Useful Phone Numbers

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre

1800 229 529

Legal Aid Nowra

02 4422 4351


13 92 76



1800 737 732


Aborginal Legal Service

4424 8900


Beyond Blue Information Line

1300 224 636

Community Health

4455 5366


Community Health

4424 6300


Family & Community Services

4454 7744


Family & Community Services

4424 5100


Illawarra Shoalhaven Mental Health Line (24hrs)

1800 011 511

Family Support Service

4455 5428


Family Support Service

4421 5499


Illawarra and Shoalhaven district health service

Illawarra Family Referral Service

1800 663 863

Illawarra / Shoalhaven

Kids Helpline (24hrs, under 18)

1800 551 800

Lifeline (24hrs)

13 11 14


Link2home Statewide homelessness phone line

1800 152 152

NSW Mental Health

1800 011511


Shoalhaven Legal Centre

4422 9529


Links for children and young people

A guide to understanding cyberbullying
Conflicts between children and young people are a normal part of growing up. Because of this, adults may mistake bullying and/or cyberbullying for normal childhood conflict when in fact, they are a lot more serious and potentially very harmful. Forums
This is a place for 14 – 25 year old Australians to read about other people’s experiences and talk to other young people – tell us what’s on your mind.

Make a report 
This section provides information and facilities to help you report inappropriate, harmful or criminal activities that occur online or via a mobile device.

Social networking safety
While the internet offers an exciting world of experiences for kids and teens, it’s important to be mindful that they could experience cyber bullying, be exposed to inappropriate or harmful content, be at risk from contact with strangers, unknowingly or deliberately share personal information without realising they may be subject to identity theft, or that they are leaving behind an online footprint that might not reflect well on them in the future.

Cybersmart Kids
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner leads online safety education for the Australian Government and protects Australian children when they experience cyberbullying by administering a complaints scheme. The Office also deals with complaints about prohibited online content.

Bravehearts’ key purpose is to educate, empower and protect Australian kids from sexual assault

ROCC for Women acknowledges Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and water we live and work on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

ROCC for Women acknowledges Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and water we live and work on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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