1. Griefline Services
Griefline is a not-for-profit anonymous telephone counseling service that has supported the Melbourne metropolitan community for more than 20 years. Griefline provides an opportunity for those experiencing grief to express and share their experiences – lessening the often-isolating factors that sometimes come with grief and anxiety. All Griefline counselors are trained volunteers.
With the support of the Sisters of Charity Foundation, Griefline has set up the Chrysalis Program – a project that addresses the many issues (such as grief, health and family issues) that a child or young person may experience and struggle with. Through individual, family and creative counseling, the Chrysalis Program will help children by encouraging them to share their experiences with a professional counselor or even other children in similar situations. The Chrysalis Program works to prevent long-term damage on a child’s emotional, psychological and social development.
2. Gorman House
Established in 1982, Gorman House Drug & Alcohol Service is a part of Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital and provides care and support to inner-city individuals who suffer from alcohol and drug addictions – many are also homeless. Gorman House provides a safe and comfortable environment where people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol can work closely with staff to detoxify and conquer their addictions. Gorman House also links individuals with specific healthcare and social welfare solutions.
Gorman House is working closely with the Sisters of Charity Foundation to ensure its doors are kept open 24/7. This will make certain that they are able to continue their ongoing commitment to the physical and emotional needs of the many men and women whose lives are reliant on Gorman House services.