Community Partners

ARACY logo Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) is a national non-profit organisation comprising 1300 members (organisations and individuals), working to create better futures for Australia’s children and young people, by advancing collaboration and evidence based action.
benevolent The Benevolent Society is Australia’s first charity. We are an independent, non-religious, non-profit organisation with nearly 200 years experience of driving positive social change. Our purpose is to create caring and inclusive communities and a just society.
create CREATE Foundation is the peak body representing the voices of all children and young people in out-of-home care. As a national organisation CREATE is better able to increase its reach to children and young people in care through its programs and events. As an advocate for children and young people in care CREATE ensures that their voices are heard by key decision makers in government and the out-of-home care sector stakeholders.
families Families Australia is an independent, peak, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the needs and interests of families. Our vision is that all Australian families enjoy the greatest possible state of wellbeing.
goodbeginnings Good Beginnings is a national charity that works in partnership with communities to provide early childhood intervention services and engages in advocacy that will build capacity of parents and carers. Our range of socially inclusive early childhood development services helps children and their families to flourish which in turn contributes to effective communities.
lighthouse Lighthouse Foundation: Our vision is that every child will live in a family environment, within a community that fosters trust and love, and supports young people to grow and develop holistically.

Our Mission is to reduce youth homelessness.

Lou’s Place Lou’s Place is a daytime drop-in centre in the heart of Kings Cross. We provide a safe place for women, most of whom are survivors of physical or sexual abuse. Lou’s offers respite and support, fostering security, stability and self-respect.
mirabel The Mirabel Foundation: Mirabel assists children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and its mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction.
napcan NAPCAN: National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect is a national, independent charity that is 100% focused on preventing child abuse before it starts. NAPCAN does this by influencing public policy, building community awareness and driving behaviour change.
oasis Oasis Youth Support Network: Oasis gives homeless and disadvantaged young people hope, help and opportunities to access relevant education, training, jobs, counseling, and drug/alcohol programs. On any given night, Oasis helps to accommodate and feed more than 100 homeless young people.
shieldtiny The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, through it’s national network of youth services, provides a wide range of services for homeless and disadvantaged young people.
smith The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity that helps disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning.