Community Support

Advocacy Services
Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)DANA supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy agencies in their work of advocating for and with people with disabilities. DANA is a network of almost 70 agencies from across Australia that undertake or provide support for, individual advocacy, systemic advocacy, self advocacy, citizen advocacy, legal advocacy or family advocacy.Visit Website
Transition To Work (TTW)
A two year program that helps young people with a disability gain employment after leaving school. This program is primarily for young people with a disability with moderate to high needs.Visit Website
Transition to Work Provider
newhorizonsFor over 30 years, New Horizons has consistently provided a range of support services that make a difference in the areas of aged care, disability, employment, indigenous services, enterprise, homelessness and mental health.Visit Website
ETC – Enterprise & Training CompanyETC have been specialising in employment, training and business services for more than 25 years on the Mid North Coast. Our Employment Solutions team has many skills to assist clients who require additional support and work closely with the business community to help those find sustainable employment.Visit Website
On Track Community ProgramsOn Track is committed to furthering the employment and learning opportunities for school leavers with a disability who are preparing to enter the workforce.
Our Transition to Work Program is valued for its flexibility and its ability to meet the needs of the individual.
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Mental Health Services
headspaceheadspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation helping young people who are going through a tough time. Looking for someone to talk to? If you’re 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace.Visit Website
YouthbeyondblueYouthbeyondblue aims to empower young people aged 12–25, their friends and those who care for them to respond to anxiety and depression. We support and promote environments and settings that build on strengths of young people and respond to ongoing change.Visit Website
beyondbluebeyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma. beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Federal, State and Territory Governments supported by the generosity of individuals, corporate Australia and Movember.Visit Website
LifelineLifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.Visit Website
Other Services
Financial supportMoneySmart Rookie: Young people can avoid common ‘rookie errors’ when they make first time financial decisions thanks to MoneySmart Rookie – a new national initiative from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). MoneySmart Rookie aims to help 16 – 25 year olds make smart financial decisions and equip workers supporting young people with relevant and engaging resources.These resources include educational videos, interactive website resources, community education guides and teacher lesson plans and cover six topics including Getting a Car and Moving out of Home.For further information, visit ASIC’s MoneySmart website and search for ‘MoneySmart Rookie’.Visit Website
Fair Work OmbudsmanFair Work Ombudsman is the central point of contact for free advice and information on Australia’s workplace relations system for employers and employees.Visit Website