Support, Services and Programs

Restoring welfare and wellbeing

Embodying the Christian values of helping others with loving service, the Samaritans offer a wide range of community support services that meet the unique needs of the local communities within Newcastle Anglican. 

These services aim to help those in need and provide dedicated support that facilitates their wellbeing while ensuring they continue to remain active members of the community.

A range of Samaritan support services can be accessed by individuals or families which include youth services, adult services, assistance with homelessness and accommodation, foster care for children and support for domestic and family violence.


Extensive support for young people aged from 12 years which includes counselling, mental health support, parenting advice, accommodation, drug and alcohol, and relationship support.

Youth sitting together on a couch
Two adults sitting on a park bench in the distance having a chat


Practical assistance and support for adults in need, whether they need counselling, help to pay their bills or improving their health, or support for gambling addiction, drug and alcohol, or after-prison support.

Homelessness and

Safe and securing accommodation and support for those who are experiencing homelessness or for people at risk of homelessness including assistance to women and children escaping domestic violence as well as men exiting prison.

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A woman kissing a baby on the cheeks


Providing safe and secure homes and support to children and young people through Samaritans Permanency Support Program, which is one of the most significant changes made to the NSW child protection and foster care systems.

Emergency Relief

Short-term emergency, financial or material assistance for those people and families experiencing financial hardship or crisis and helping them deal with the situation with dignity.

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A baby being carried by a woman

Domestic and
Family Violence

Domestic and family violence support for women and children escaping domestic violence which includes urgent accommodation, advocacy and other professional services.

Alcohol &
Drug Support

Vital support for young people and adults who are impacted by alcohol and other drugs and helping them re-engage in the community through various services and programs.

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Op Shops

Find pre-loved goods and quality clothing at our op shops located throughout the Hunter, Central Coast, and Mid-North Coast regions.

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