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Acknowledging organisations supporting the Parramatta community

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The COVID-19 outbreak has been the most disruptive crisis we have seen in generations and the response from across all sectors of society has been extraordinary.

Community organisations and volunteer groups have been a huge part of that, and as they step up to support the communities they work with, it is vital that we acknowledge their contribution.

Right across the City of Parramatta, we have seen a huge local response, with community organisations, and volunteers, changing or expanding their services to meet new and significant demand.

From providing emergency food provision and supporting victims of family and domestic violence, to helping people who are forced to self-isolate by providing practical services and information, our community organisations are playing a vital role – all whilst having to grapple with new ways of working and social distancing measures.

Council wishes to acknowledge the efforts of the following organisations that have, and continue to provide, support to the Parramatta community. To all these organisations, and the many more we have not named, supporting our communities, we say Thank You.

Organisations providing support to Parramatta Community
  • 1st North Rocks Scouts

    Adapted programs to Covid-19 requirements to enable community participation, build resilience and reduce social isolation.

    North Rocks Scouts
    Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

    Transitioned existing services online, and established new client wellbeing programs and services to provide aide throughout Covid-19.

    Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
    Boronia Multicultural Services Incorporated

    Workshops and wellbeing support programs.

    Boronia Multicultural Services Incorporated
    Christian Community Aid Services Inc.

    Provision of emergency food, care and material aid packages.

    Christian Community Aid Services Inc.
    City of Parramatta Art Society Inc.

    Development of new online programs to re-engage arts and creative industry and reduce social isolation.

    City of Parramatta Art Society Inc.
    Community Migrant Resource Centre

    Provision of food and care packages.

    Community Migrant Resource Centre
    Communiteer

    Online platform connecting skilled volunteers with not-for-profits and community organisations in need of assistance. Wellbeing programs to reduce social isolation.

    Communiteer
    Cumberland Women's Health Centre

    Mental health and wellbeing checks on regular service users. New outreach programs to reduce social isolation.

    Cumberland Women's Health Centre
    Dance Makers Collective

    Development of wellbeing programs including guided meditations to reduce feelings of stress and social isolation. Development of new performance program to re-engage dance and creative industry.

    Dance Makers Collective
    Dharug Ngurra Aboriginal Corporation

    Developing digital resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and reduce social isolation.

    Dharug Ngurra Aboriginal Corporation
    Diversity Arts Australia

    Artistic development programs for people with disabilities.

    Diversity Arts Australia
    Down Syndrome Association of NSW Inc

    Transitioned existing services online, and established new online client wellbeing programs to build resilience and reduce social isolation.

    Down Syndrome Association of NSW Inc
    Dundas Area Neighbourhood Centre

    Mental health and wellbeing checks on regular service users.

    Dundas Area Neighbourhood Centre
    Evolve Housing (including Evolve Housing for Youth)

    Accommodation and welfare support programs.

    Evolve Housing (including Evolve Housing for Youth)
    Fighting Chance Australia Ltd T/A Avenue Coworking

    Transitioned existing services online, and established new online client well-being programs.
    Provision of food, care and material aid packages to clients.

    Fighting Chance Australia Ltd T/A Avenue Coworking
    Hills Community Aid and Information Service Inc.

    Employment training including upskill / re-skill programs for people impacted by Covid-19.

    Hills Community Aid and Information Service Inc.
    Hindu Council of Australia

    Provision of food, care and material aid packages.

    Hindu Council of Australiav
    Hope Connect Inc.

    Material aid packages and free flu shot clinic Transitioned services online to provide aide throughout Covid-19.

    Hope Connect Inc.
    Jesuit Refugee Service

    Provision of food, care and material aid packages.

    Jesuit Refugee Service
    Karabi Neighbourhood Services

    Provision of food, care and material aid packages.

    Karabi Neighbourhood Services
    Kids With Cancer Foundation Australia Limited

    Provision of food and care packages for families with children who have cancer.

    Kids With Cancer Foundation Australia Limited
    Little India Australia incorporated

    Food drives plus provision of food and care packages, delivery of a Covid-19 Helpline to provide crisis support.

    Little India Australia incorporated
    Milk Crate Theatre

    Theatre and script classes and performance for people experiencing homelessness.

    Milk Crate Theatre
    Miracle Babies Foundation Ltd

    Online wellbeing and support service for parents who have had a baby born prematurely or critically ill, online access to new resources and support workers for guidance and information and to support parents' mental wellbeing and reduce social isolation

    Miracle Babies Foundation Ltd
    Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association

    Training and advocacy activities for people with disabilities from diverse backgrounds.

    Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association
    Melrose Park Meal Share in partnership with Kick Start Cafe

    Meal service for vulnerable community members.

    Melrose Park Meal Share in partnership with Kick Start Cafe
    Pari Inc.

    Digital and practical training programs to upskill / re-skill people impacted by Covid-19.

    Pari Inc.
    Parramatta & District Historical Society

    Development of new online services to reduce social isolation, and create the ability to partner with schools to provide digital excursions and learning experiences.

    Parramatta & District Historical Society
    Parramatta Clay and Arts Incorporated

    Development of new online program to re-engage arts and creative industry, transition of existing services online.

    Parramatta Clay and Arts Incorporated
    Parramatta Computer Pals for Seniors Inc.

    ICT training for seniors to reduce social isolation, and enable participants to access services online.

    Parramatta Computer Pals for Seniors Inc.
    Parramatta Holroyd Family Support Inc.

    Transitioned existing services online, and established new client wellbeing programs and services to provide aide throughout Covid-19.

    Parramatta Holroyd Family Support Inc.
    Parramatta Mission

    Food and emergency relief, and accommodation support.

    Parramatta Mission
    Parramatta Women's Shelter

    Food and emergency relief, and accommodation support. Support for vulnerable children and young people including 'at home' learning support.

    Parramatta Women's Shelter
    Relationships Australia (NSW) Limited

    Individual and family counselling services, and connections to professional mental health services.

    Relationships Australia (NSW) Limited
    The Salvation Army Western Sydney

    Emergency relief services and support.

    The Salvation Army Western Sydney
    Settlement Services International

    Food and material relief, and training and opportunities.

    Settlement Services International
    SHINE for Kids Co-op Ltd

    Workshops and wellbeing support for children with a parent in correctional facility.

    SHINE for Kids Co-op Ltd
    St Francis Social Services (t/a The House of Welcome)

    Food and material relief.

    St Francis Social Services (t/a The House of Welcome)
    Stitch Community Limited

    Delivery of virtual activities including interest groups and wellbeing programs to reduce social isolation for seniors

    Stitch Community Limited
    St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

    Emergency relief services and support.

    St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
    Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc.

    Development of new program to provide local food tours to support local restaurants and cafes.

    Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc.
    The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre

    Provision of material aid, and access to household goods, to homeless and vulnerable community members.

    The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre
    The Deaf Society

    Advocacy, training and support services for the deaf community.

    The Deaf Society
    The Northcott Society

    Wellbeing support programs.

    The Northcott Society
    The Reconnect Project

    Provision of material aid and ICT equipment to support vulnerable community members and help them to become digitally connected, reducing social isolation and enable remote access to services.

    The Reconnect Project
    Turbans 4 Australia, Inc.

    Provision of food, care and material aid packages.

    Turbans 4 Australia, Inc.
    Uniting Vic Tas

    Financial aid program and energy bill support program.

    Uniting Vic Tas
    WestWords

    Transitioned services online to provide aide throughout Covid-19.

    WestWords
    Y NSW

    Digital and practical training programs to upskill / re-skill people impacted by Covid-19.

    Y NSW

Please use the form below to leave a message to the community groups, organisations and volunteers that have supported our communities during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

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