Link2home: Statewide homelessness phone line
2 July 2014Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton launches Link2home, a single, statewide telephone information and referral service to assist the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Please see FACS website for more information.
Mana Allawah Aboriginal Summit
1 July 2014
The NSW Department of Family and Community Services is hosting a free event to engage local Aboriginal families, children, elders and young people living in the Northern Sydney area.
The Mana Allawah Aboriginal Summit will take place on Thursday 17 July 2014 at Macquarie University, coinciding with the end of the Guringai Festival – an event celebrating Australia’s First Peoples culture in the Northern Sydney Region. Please see FACS website for more information.
Wesley Mission supports homelessness reforms
24 June 2014
Wesley Mission is pleased that it will be able to expand its homeless services particularly to families and young people under the NSW Government’s new homelessness reform package. Please see media release for more information.
Elsie's to stay open confirm Vinnies and Domestic Violence NSW Service Management
23 June 2014
The St Vincent de Paul Society and Domestic Violence NSW Service Management are pleased to confirm that well-respected women’s domestic violence service, Elsie’s will remain open and continue to provide crucial support to women and children. Please see media release for more information.
Applications for the 2015 Youth Scholarships are now open
19 June 2014
The FACS HSC Youth Scholarship Program assists eligible young people living in social housing or who are on the NSW Housing Register to complete their HSC or TAFE equivalent. Two hundred scholarships are on offer, each one consists of a one off payment of $2,000 which is administered by the school or TAFE College on behalf of the student.
New Providers of Homelessness Services Announced
13 June 2014
Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton today announced a $515 million package, including the restoration of funding to the inner city, to reduce homelessness and reduce repeat homelessness by tackling its causes. For more information see the Minister’s media release and the Specialist homelessness services tender outcomes fact sheet.
Latest Rent and Sales Report
12 May 2014
The Rent and Sales Report is the sole authoritative source of data on NSW rent movements. Please see the latest Rent and Sales Report - Issue 107 for further information.
To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)