Mission Australia Centre - Kingswood (NSW)
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The Mission Australia Centre (MAC) in Kingswood brings together services supporting Western Sydney families in need, including those who are homeless or at risk of being so.
The key Mission Australia services offered at the MAC are:
Our services aim to:
- Prevent families and children from falling into a cycle of homelessness
- Transition families from medium-term to long-term, secure housing
- Support parents to improve their parenting skills
- Provide case management and counselling to help people manage complex personal issues
- Provide information to families and offer referral advice
- Connect families to the wider community
- Provide quality childcare in the homes of registered educators.
This purpose-built centre, which opened in 2012, has been designed to provide a safe, engaging and modern space for families.
For more information
Please download service brochures for Mission Australia Centre Kingswood below or contact us for more information.
Mission Australia Centre Kingswood
46 Bringelly Rd, Kingswood
P: (02) 4724 3000
F: (02) 4724 3006
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This pilot program, funded by the Queensland Department of Communities and operated by Mission Australia, aims to support people with mental health issues to sustain their tenancies.
The Resolve team works with Queenslanders living in community housing in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast, providing short-term outreach support to address the immediate tenancy concerns of people at risk of losing their housing due to mental health issues.
Our staff work with the individual to develop their skills, strengths, resources and supports so they are able to sustain their tenancy into the future.
The Resolve team links people with ongoing support, such as mental health services or other specialist programs. They also work with the individual on a range of issues that may be placing them at risk, helping them to develop repayment plans and self-care strategies and addressing breaches of occupancy within their existing housing arrangements.
This program enables Mission Australia to help people with a mental illness before they are in crisis, so they can stay in a safe and stable housing environment instead of in hospital or on the streets.
For more information contact Mission Australia Queensland.
Offender Reintegration Support Service (QLD)
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Funded by Queensland Corrective Services, Department of Community Safety, the Offender Reintegration Support Service (ORSS) supports people transitioning out of custody and back into the community.
Mission Australia Transitions Coordinators work in correctional centres in South East Queensland, the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay to identify people who might benefit from the service.
ORSS begins working with people up to nine months before their release and can continue supporting them up to six months afterwards.
This support includes assisting people to:
- Identify housing options
- Apply for parole and meet their parole obligations on release
- Access Centrelink, food and clothing
- Liaise with employment agencies
- Make contact with relevant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
- Access drug and alcohol support, mental health, education and counselling services.
Mission Australia manages the ORSS program at:
- Brisbane Correctional Centre
- Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre
- Darling Downs Correctional Centre
- Helana Jones Correctional Centre
- Maryborough Correctional Centre
- Numinbah Correctional Centre
- Palen Creek Correctional Centre
- Southern Queensland Correctional Centre
- Wolston Correctional Centre
- Woodford Correctional Centre.
Junaa Buwa! Centre for Youth Wellbeing (NSW)
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Located in Coffs Harbour, Junaa Buwa! is a wellbeing centre for young people who have entered or are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system, and whose crimes are associated with drug and alcohol misuse.
The name Junaa Buwa! means “to declare a new beginning’” in the local Gumbaynggirr language.
This Mission Australia service provides holistic three-month live-in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs for up to eight young people aged from 13 to 18 from across New South Wales.
In addition to drug and alcohol counselling and therapy, the service provides vocational and education programs, living skills like cooking and budgeting, and sport and recreation programs to the young people in residence.
Residents also have access to aftercare support for six months after their stay at Junaa Buwa!, to ensure they can smoothly move back into the community and into work or study.
Junaa Buwa! is funded by the NSW Government’s Attorney General’s Department. It accepts referrals from Juvenile Justice, other community service organisations, family and self-referrals from young people.
P: (02) 6651 3418