Veterans' Families Helpline
The Veterans' Families Helpline is a confidential telephone service that provides information and referral to services that can assist veterans' families and carers who are concerned that their veteran or former serving family member is experiencing mental health issues.
Please visit www.veteransfamilieshelpline.org.au/ to find out more about the service.
The Veterans' Families Helpline is a pilot program and is available to residents in the greater Brisbane and Ipswich regions. The service is funded by the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs and provided by Relationships Australia.
Callers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call the Veterans' Families Helpline through the National Relay Service.
If you would like to promote this service please download the Media Kit
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre (Tuesdays only) taking bookings now. Tax help volunteers are community volunteers who can assist members of the public earning less than $50k p.a. to lodge a e-tax return (electronic lodgements).
Eligibility: Maximum income of $50,000 per year. Extra $2,500 per year per dependent.
Personal tax only. No ABN numbers. Couples require a double appointment. For appointment, please ring 3287 2840.
Onelink Contract Employment Solutions
Onelink is a division of house With No Steps, a not-for-profit organisation, and offers permanent and temporary staffing solutions to organisations, individuals, and family members requiring the services of care staff experienced in aged care, disability and home and community care.
We have well established systems and processes in place and a genuine understanding of the staffing requirements and anomalies pertinent to the community services sector.
For more information please contact Onelink on 3209 9581 or visit www.onelink.net.au
MoneySmart is for all Australians – young or old, rich or poor, investing or paying off debt. The MoneySmart website offers free, independent guidance so people can make the best choices for their money.
GIVIT is a free service that is looking for charities in your area that work with impoverished, vulnerable and marginalised people.
Through GIVIT your service can request any item or service for your clients, that you are unable to provide. You can also access the Virtual Warehouse which has a long list of donations available to your clients including clothes, fridges and washing machines.
GIVIT will be launching in Queensland in February, but we ask that you contact GIVIT, or myself with your details (email and telephone number) so that you can be contacted in 2011 (and register on the new national website). Visit www.givit.org.au for more information.
Depression Support Group
The New Horizons Depression Support Group meets at Caddies in South Street, Jimboomba every Tuesday from 9.30 am until 11.30am (except during school holidays).
No referral is necessary to join this group so just come along and enjoy morning tea with friends. Our venue provides a safe, friendly and confidential setting where our members receive support and information. Members offer each other support and understanding; however, we also have a few laughs!
Come along and join us - Laughter is the Best Medicine! (Our members have a great sense of humour!)
For further details please contact Caddies on 5547 8077. Morning tea is provided. This is a group for those dealing with depression; however, it is not a depressed group.
Logan City Council is offering local aged pensioners a community scheme to provide them with greater independence.
The Council Cab service enables you (and your carer) to travel once a week from home to your nearest major shopping centre, for only $2 per person each way.
The initiative is subsidised by Logan City Council, with Yellow Cabs providing the service. Simply call 13 62 94 and ask for a Logan Council Cab.
You must call by midday the day before. You can book as far in advance as you like. To be eligible, you must be an aged pensioner. Please download the Council Cabs Flyer (PDF 719 KB) for pick up points and further information.
HolyOake Drug and Alcohol Support Services
Holyoake Group provide education and support to respond effectively to a loved one's alcohol or drug problem.
- Where: Logan Womens Health and Wellbeing Centre
- When: Thursdays
- Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
- Cost: $15 nominal - no one turned away due to financial difficulty
- Contact: Please contact Julia Sudull on 3831 4094 or email her at email@example.com
- For more information: Please download the HolyOake information brochure (PDF 2653 KB).
House With No Steps: Logan Respite
House With No Steps (HWNS) offers Respite Services, School Holiday Entertainment Days (SHED) and Post School Services.
- Where: 17-19 Wharf Street, Logan Village
- When: Mondays - Fridays
- Time : 9 am - 5 pm
- Contact: Please phone Gillian Lee on 0400 159 172 or emai firstname.lastname@example.org
Gambling Help Online
A new online gambling counselling service will provide support and advice to gamblers and their families across Australia.
Users have the option to seek assistance anonymously or to register so they can keep a record of their discussions. QCOSS encourages any feedback on this site and how it could better serve Queensland. Send any comments to email@example.com or visit Gambling Help Online.
Tasty Fresh Community Catering
A range of healthy and delicious catering options for all occasions is now available through Logan Women's Health and Wellbeing Centre.
Menu options include:
- Fruit platters
- Healthy slices and muffins
- Finger food and dips
- Super salads and wraps
- Light lunches.
Gluten free options are also available.
Price range per head:
- $3 - $5 for morning/afternoon teas
- $5 - $10 for lunches.
Contact 3808 9233 for more information.
SupportLink Referral Service
SupportLink operate a web based referral service. SupportLink offer the Queensland Police Service a single gateway to refer clients into the community sector. Organisations who offer service provision to vulnerable individuals and families are encouraged to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with SupportLink. Please refer to the information flyer (PDF 1404 KB) for further information and contact details.
Microdot Program - Protect Your Valuables!
PCYC in partnership with Queensland Police Service and Logan City Council are selling microdot property identification kits to Logan residents. By microdotting your property you can deter theft and assist in the return of sentimental items such as jewellery.
Cost: Kits start at $38.00
Contact your local PCYC today!
Free Audit from Logan District Crime Prevention Coordination (QPS)
The Logan District Crime Prevention Coordination (QPS) will undertake a free audit of any commercial premise in order to provide advice on crime prevention measures that could be implemented.
Please contact the Logan District Crime Prevention Coordination on 3826 1800 or 3826 1801.
As a free service, Council will assist you in removing the graffiti as soon as possible. This is the proven method of ensuring graffiti is kept under control. Thereafter, your cooperation in keeping the property free of graffiti would be very much appreciated.
To report graffiti seen anywhere in Logan City and arrange its removal, please contact:
Toll free: 1800 731 026
Phone: 3412 5115
Disability, Sexuality and Gender Identity Discussion
Open Doors Youth Service Inc is holding a discussion session in Brisbane for anyone interested in positively discussing good practices that support and engage LGBT young people with a disability. Young people with a disability, their families and carers, service providers, advocates, academics and other committed individuals are welcome. For more information, visit the Open Doors Youth Service website.
National Disability Coordination Office
We help people with a disability to link with Disability Employment Services, TAFE, University, Traineeships and Apprenticeships. We work with students at schools to make their transition as smoothly as possible.
On our NDCO Queensland website we have publications that have no copyright, so you can download this information for your own benefit. My age range is 15 to 65 and this can be with mental and physical disabilities. There are 35 NDCO officers throughout Australia to help people with a disability. This service is free to everybody. For more information please ring Greg Hayden on 0413 449 382.
Beenleigh Carer Support Group
Beenleigh Carer Support Group is a group of Carers from the Beenleigh area that meet with the support of Carers Queensland. They hold informal talks to help each other and have talks by Service Providers and also have social outings.
- Where: Beenleigh Senior Citizens Centre, Alamein Street, Beenleigh
- When: 4th Thursday of the month
- Time: 10 am - 12 noon.
It is free to attend and if you would like more information please contact Graham Popple on 3200 6141.
Reclink is a charitable organisation whose mission is to provide sporting, social and arts activities to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage. Reclink is delighted to announce the second season of our League Tag Competition designed for people who are experiencing disadvantage in their lives.
Funding from Queensland Health and the support of Community and the Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland has allowed Reclink to commit to this second season of what will become an annual league.
There will be two teams of 10 one for north and one team for the south. There will be training and development day in June and July and will be an 8 week sesson.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Accessibility Centre located at Logan North Library provides equipement and resources for people with vision, hearing, intellectual and mobility disabilities. Features include:
- Height adjustable desks
- Telephone typewriter
- Special needs softerware including Zoomtext
- Boardmaker and Kurzweil 3000 screen reader
- 5 PCs with adaptive keyboards and trackball mouse
- Programs to assist with literacy, numeracy and life skills and much more.
Contact Chris Orpen on 3412 4143 for more information. Bookings recommended.
Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program
Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) is for Indigenous sportspeople who have been selected for a state team to compete at national championships or an Australian team to compete at an international event.
The program assists with travel and accommodation expenses only. For more information visit the Australian Sports Commission website.
If your organisation needs an interpreter please head to the Government's Translating and Interpreting Service website.
The Department of Communities recognise the importance for funded non-government organisations (NGOs) to have access to interpreter services to meet the language and communication needs of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
For this reason, the department has implemented arrangements for funded NGOs to access services from Translating and Interperting Services (TIS) National.
This will help to ensure people from CALD backgrounds who have difficulty communicating in English have equitable access to services. This means an interpreter will be provided without cost to your organisation to assist you with your client when your organisation requests and books an interpreter. Attached are instructions on how to access the interpreting services (PDF 208 KB).
"No Interest Loans Scheme for Migrants and Refugees"
The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) will provide interest free loans to migrants and refugees living on low incomes. Multilink NILS® has been made possible by Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services, Queensland Government and the National Bank.
For more information please contact Anne on 3808 4463 or email email@example.com.
Murri & Torres Strait Islander Network
The Murri & Torres Strait Islander Network is open to cater and support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families and Community. The Services of this network include:
- Food bank - Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00 am - 12 noon
- Bring your own shopping bags
- Respite/Aged/Maintenance Care - Please ring and ask for Paul for more information
- Puggles Playgroup - Every Thursday 10.30 am – 12 noon ages 0–5 years for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Families.
The MTSIN is located at:
12-14 Jacaranda Crescent
Woodridge Qld 4114
3209 4220 or 3209 4210
Please feel free to drop in for a cuppa and a chat between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm (3.00 pm Friday).
Indigenous Support Services
SNAICC is the national peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and families. SNAICC's members are Aboriginal Torres Strati Islander community based child care agencies, multifunctional Aboriginal Children services, family support services, foster care agencies, family group home, child care services and more.
For more information please contact the Community Support Services for ATSI people and their families by phone 03 9849 8099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Writers Program
Are you a non-profit organisation looking for some free assistance to write a funding submission?
We have the answer. Council's Grant Writer Program can provide the services of a professional grant write to help your organisation seek external funding. To find out more visit the Grant Writer Program page.
For more information please contact Council on 3412 3412.
Mental Health Support for Young People - Youth and Family Service (Logan City) Inc.
The Heads Up Project is funded to provide early intervention mental health support to young people 15-25 years, in the Logan/Beenleigh area who may be experiencing the early signs of a mental illness or who have had their first contact with mental health services.
The program is available for up to 3 months with, if requested, a 3 week stay in the Heads Up House which is staffed 24/7 by YFS. The house is conveniently located in Slacks Creek and this component of the program is only available for 18-25 year olds. Parents in this age group may also bring their children to stay with them into the house.
For more information on this service please visit the Youth and Family Service website.
Bullying is a growing issue for many young people, including cyber bullying. Some of the most useful websites include:
- Bullying No Way
- Reachout Australia
- Health Insite
- National Centre Against Bullying
- Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.
Active After-School Communities Program
The Active After-school Communities program is a structured physical activity program delivered nationally to children enrolled in Australian primary schools and Childcare Benefit. CCB approved Out of School Hours Care Services (OHSCS) during the timeslot of 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm. The program is designed to engage traditionally non-active children in structured physical activities and build pathways between local community organisations and sporting clubs.
There are either various closing dates or they are always open. Please check individual entry for dates by accessing the Community Builders website.
Jimboomba Youth Services
Our mission is to ensure that youth have every opportunity to reach their full potential by providing an innovative and honest influence, while maintaining a professional, responsive and nurturing environment for young people to excel. We are a young organisation and look forward to building an exciting youth service with the youth of this community.
- Where: Jimboomba Youth Services (JYS), South Street Jimboomba
- When: Open Monday to Friday
- Time: Opening hours 9 am to 3 pm
- Cost: Free
- Contact: Stacey Ross on 0408 158 642
Get Set For Work - Beenleigh PCYC
Get Set For Work (GSFW) aims to create a transition pathway for young people towards getting a job, returning to school, or continuing with other education or training.
The Beenleigh PCYC has a fantastic training program that has been offered to a maximum of fifteen young people at a time that are genuinely interested in improving their skills which in turn increases their chances of gaining employment.
If you know someone who will be interested in joining the program please contact the Beenleigh PCYC on 3380 1777.