Support Groups in The Gold Coast

OZHARVEST

OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to 600 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across major cities in Australia. OzHarvest is the only food rescue organisation in Australia collecting surplus food from all types of food providers including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, corporate events, catering companies, cafes, restaurants etc

Phone: 07 5538 4357
Email: goalcoast.info@ozharvest.org
www.ozharvest.org

Rosies

Rosies provides unconditional acceptance and friendship to people who are marginalised within our community especially those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or simply lonely. Rosies is a volunteer-based not for profit organisation that commenced in Queensland in 1987.Today, we have grown to reach out to all of our friends on the street, in the courts, detention centres, prisons, and drop-in centres. We continue to engage the community, through education, awareness, and volunteer programs. These all play a vital role in prevention and support. Over 95% of our work is funded through kind donations from our local community. Your support makes a difference to real people, real stories…

Phone: 0733964267
Email: info@rosies.org.au
www.rosies.org.au/about-rosies

Need A Feed

Through our NSW, QLD and VIC branches we support local families in times of need in a variety of ways, from providing food to personal care items and school supplies. Need a Feed works in partnership with CareSouth, Barnardos Family Referral Service, Access Community Group, Darcy House, Ability Links, various Neighborhood Centres,DIVRS and the Lions & Rotary club. These organisations connect us with families who need food support. As well as our emergency food relief service, we hold “Need a Feed” events through out the year.

Email: food@needafeed.org
www.needafeed.org

Surfers Paradise Anglican Crisis Centre

We are a not-for-profit incorporated charity. People facing all kinds of hardship, are helped based on their level of need, without any judgement – whether it is a  meal to sustain them, help with basic household items, or advice and guidance. As a volunteer organisation, the Crisis Centre relies on the generosity and support of the local community to replenish our stocks of food in Hayley’s Cupboard, clothing, toiletries, blankets and linen, utensils, and other items as needed.

Address: 36 Hamilton Avenue
Surfers Paradies QLD 4217
Phone: 0755316013

Alzheimer’s Association Qld – Carer Support Groups

Various locations across Queensland. Contact for meeting times and locations. Dementia Help.

Line 1800 639 331
helpline@alzheimersonline.org
www.alzheimersonline.org

MS Support Group

Regular and informative guest speakers add to the information shared with all. Sharing our stories, good or bad, is a great way to learn and understand more about our lives with MS.

Contact: Multiple Sclerosis Network of Sare
Phone: 07 5522 4495
Email: jodempsey@sctelco.net.au

Anxiety and Depression Support Group

With over 10 years of continued operation and having supported close to 1,000 people over the years, this group offers a warm, comfortable environment for those people living with anxiety who are seeking to improve their quality of life.

Contact: Mental Health Association
Phone : 1300 729 686
Email: info@mentalhealth.or.au

Blokes’ Lounge

The Blokes’ Lounge is a social group where men over 50 from all walks of life can make friends and share their stories and experiences. Members gather informally for a chat, lunch or a drink twice a month . They hold social bbqs, outings, fishing and beach walks.

Contact: Blokes’ Lounge
Phone: 0409 897 231

Community Support Agency – Gold Coast

The Community Support Agency provides several services including: * Employment Programs; * Support Groups; * Food Parcels; * Free Meals; and * Counselling (family, marriage, grief and loss, anger, separation and divorce recovery).

Address: 56 Gemvale Road, Reedy Creek QLD 4228
Phone:07 5522 0802
Email: lincoaker@bigpond.com

Older Women’s Network (Qld) Inc

• Mutual support and companionship amongst older women.
• Promote discussion and action about ageism and sexism.

• Lobby for a fairer deal for issues affecting older women.

• Promote healthy ageing.
Contact: Older Women’s Network Queensland
Phone: 07 5575 2319

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