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Housing and Homelesness - Community Development,Social Justice and Advocacy - Children,Young People and Families - Drugs and Alcohol - Mental Health - Education and Training - Unions and Professional Associations - Legal - Health - Gay Lesbian and Transgender Issues

Housing and Homelessness 

The Foyer Federation is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives.

Campaigns and initiatives are led through a network of 120 accredited learning and accommodation centres known as ‘Foyers’

Advantage Thinking article http://foyer.net/advantaged-thinking/

  • Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute http://www.ahuri.edu.au (link is external)
    AHURI is a not-for-profit independent national research organisation which conducts and disseminates high-quality research on housing and urban issues to inform the policies and practices of governments, industry, and the community and stimulating debate in the broader Australian community.
  • National Homelessness Information Clearinghouse http://www.homelessnessinfo.net.au (link is external)
    Facilitates the sharing of homelessness research, information and good practice examples across the sector, and provides opportunities for collaboration, interaction and discussion.
  • Tenant's Union of NSW and Tenant's Advice and Advocacy Program (TAAP) Services http://www.tenants.org.au (link is external)
    The Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services provides free, independent information, advice and advocacy to tenants throughout New South Wales.
  • ARCH (Association To Resource Co-op Housing Ltd) http://www.arch.asn.au (link is external)
    ARCH is the peak resourcing agency for Housing Co-operatives in NSW. It assists interested groups of people state-wide to plan, develop and establish housing co-operatives.
  • Homelessness NSW http://www.homelessnessnsw.org.au (link is external)
    Homelessness NSW is a broad based peak body whose members include services that provide accommodation, support and other services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • NSW Federation of Housing Associations http://www.communityhousing.org.au (link is external)
    Peak body for community managed housing associations. The website contains useful links and information about community housing, including housing associations. Tools, resources, reports and information on training is available for housing managers.
  • Shelter NSW http://www.shelternsw.org.au (link is external)
    Shelter is a peak housing body, which promotes the interests of low-income and disadvantaged housing consumers in NSW.
  • Council to Homelessness Persons http://www.chp.org.au/index.shtml (link is external)
    The Council to Homeless Persons is the peak Victorian body representing individuals and organisations with a stake or interest in homelessness. Their mission is to work towards ending homelessness through leadership in policy, advocacy and sector development
  • Homeless Information Portal http://www.hip.org.au (link is external)
    The Homeless Information Portal is a searchable directory of alcohol and other drugs support services in Australia, and an online resource guide to help service providers respond to homeless people affected by alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.
  • Youth Accommodation Association http://www.yaa.com.au (link is external)
    The Youth Accommodation Association is a peak body that seeks to end homelessness in Australia. We do by providing support to youth workers through training, policy, research, and raising community awareness, we also provide direct services to young people.

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Community Development , Social Justice and Advocacy 

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Children, Young People and Families

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Drugs and Alcohol

  • Australian and Other Drugs Council of Australia: National Information Clearinghouse http://www.adca.org.au (link is external)
    The Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) is the peak, national, non-government organisation representing the interests of the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector, providing a national voice for people working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs
  • Drug Info Clearinghouse (Australian Drug Foundation) http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au (link is external)
    Provides easy access to information about alcohol and other drugs, and drug prevention
  • Australian Drug Foundation http://www.adf.org.au (link is external)
    provides drug and alcohol information in many formats which is delivered in many ways through our Information Services. They also undertake community development and research into youth drug and alcohol related issues
  • The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) http://www.adin.com.au (link is external)
    provides a central point of access to quality Internet-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organizations in Australia and internationally.
  • National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre http://www.ncpic.org.au (link is external)
    The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) was established in response to community concerns about cannabis use. Its aim is to reduce the use of cannabis in Australia by preventing uptake and providing the community with evidence-based information and interventions
  • Centre for Education and Information on Drugs and Alsohol (CEIDA) http://www.ceida.net.au (link is external)
    This site provides a comprehensive guide for parents with younger children and teenagers. It covers the most common drugs available, placing a great emphasis on how to keep the lines of communication open with children

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Mental Health

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Education and Training

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Unions and Professional Bodies

  • The Australian Institute of Welfare and Community Workers Inc. http://www.aiwcw.org.au (link is external)
    The Australian Institute of Welfare and Community Workers Inc. (AIWCW) is the recognised professional body for welfare and community workers in Australia and was founded in 1969.
  • Australian Service Union (ASU) http://www.asuservices.labor.net.au (link is external)
    NSW and ACT branch of the ASU - committed to developing a strong presence in the workplace and in the industries our union represents to protect and enhance the working lives of our members and their families.
  • The Australian Psychological Society http://www.psychology.org.au (link is external)
    Professional Association representing registered Australian Psychologists

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Legal

  • FindLaw Australia http://www.findlaw.com.au (link is external)
    Find Law Australia is a free access broad-based legal web site that contains 'plain English' legal articles, case law, legislation and a directory of lawyers.
  • Youth Justice Coalition http://www.yjconline.net (link is external)
    The YJC is a network of youth workers, children’s lawyers, policy workers and academics who work to promote the rights of children and young people in NSW and across Australia.
  • Redfern Legal Centre http://www.rlc.org.au (link is external)
    Community Legal Centre providing services for people who live and/or work in Sydney, South Sydney, Leichhardt and Botany LGAs.
  • Lawstuff http://www.lawstuff.org.au (link is external)
    The Lawstuff website provides accessible legal information for children and young people aimed at improving the conditions and opportunities of Australian children and young people by protecting their rights
  • The National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC) http://www.ncylc.org.au (link is external)
    The NCYLC is a Community Legal Centre dedicated to addressing human rights issues for children and young people in Australia through legal change and by providing advice and information about their legal rights and responsibilities and advocating for them when their rights or interests are threatened.
  • The Law Foundation of NSW http://www.lawfoundation.net.au (link is external)
    The Foundation is an independent statutory body working to improve access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people.

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Health

  • Association for the Welfare of Child Health http://www.awch.org.au (link is external)
    The Australian Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare (AWCH) is a national, non-profit organisation of parents, professionals and community members who work together to ensure the emotional and social needs of children, adolescents and their families are recognised and met within hospitals and the health care system in Australia
  • Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health (NSW CAAH) http://www.caah.chw.edu.au (link is external)
    Dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and well-being of young people in NSW by partnering with health care, non-government, education, academic, community and advocacy bodies to ensure better adolescent health outcomes
  • Australian Indigenous Health http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au (link is external)
  • Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations http://www.archi.net.au (link is external)
  • NSW Association for Youth Health http://www.nayh.org.au (link is external)
    Formally known as the NSW Association for Adolescent Health, the NSW Association for Youth Health (NAYH) Inc. is the peak body in NSW committed to working on behalf of the youth health sector to promote and advocate for the health and well being needs of marginalised young people aged 12 to 25 years
  • Diversity Health Institute Clearinghouse http://www.dhi.gov.au/clearinghouse (link is external)

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Gay and Lesbian and Transgender

  • Twenty 10 Gay and Lesbian Youth Service http://www.twenty10.org.au (link is external)
    Twenty 10 is an organisation for young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who are having problems at home or have become homeless.

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