Addressing unmet social need in the community since 1990

Total Volunteers

DFV families supported

CCL trips (Jul 2018 - Jul 2019)

COVID-19

In these challenging times, our services are needed more than ever. In response to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, Open Support continues to provide critical support to those vulnerable in our community, while taking a number of actions to ensure the safety and continued wellbeing of our clients, our volunteers and staff.

This includes the suspension of all volunteer activity and the adjustment of the way we deliver our key programmes. Open Support will continue to support:

·         Those who are socially isolated

·         Those who are impacted by Domestic and Family Violence

·         Those who are in regional or remote areas and require access to healthcare services

We are closely monitoring the situation and we will continue to adjust our safeguards and precautions to reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19.

IF YOU NEED SUPPORT 

Supporting you through these uncertain times

It is in times like these that our services are needed more than ever.

We are still here to support the most vulnerable in our community. We have put in place a number of precautions and have adjusted the way we deliver our support services to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers and staff.
 
If you need support, please call or email us as you normally would, but please be patient as we expect an increased demand.
Phone: 8382 6430
Email: info@opensupport.org.au
 
Domestic Violence Support
 
We continue to support families with crisis accommodation, transitional accommodation, case management and support services whilst minimising the risk of Covid-19 to our clients and staff.

If you are in a domestic violence situation and need immediate assistance, please contact 000

If you are in a domestic violence situation but are not in immediate danger please contact

Domestic Violence Line (24 /7) – 1800 656 463

Link2Home (24/7) – 1800 152 152

Social isolation
 
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of both our clients and volunteers, we have suspended all face to face activities. We do continue to support those who are socially isolated via phone calls, and skype/online/video“visits
 
If you are Socially Isolated and are looking for support:

phone:  8382 6430

Email: Visit@opensupport.org.au

Country Care Link | Access to Healthcare
 
We continue to offer transport to healthcare services for regional people, in and around Sydney,

If you need to travel to Sydney for Medical support:

phone: 1800 806 160

email: transport@opensupport.org.au

The facts:

One woman is killed in Australia by a partner or an ex every week. 

Click here to see how Open Support’s Strategy 2020 is committed to reducing this startling statistic.

 

Australians living in rural and remote areas tend to have lower life expectancy, higher rates of disease and injury, and poorer access to and use of health services, than people living in major cities.

Click here to find out how Open Support is improving access to health care services for remote communities.

 

Loneliness is associated with a 26% increased likelihood of mortality. 

Read on to find out how Open Support is reducing the impact of social isolation within the community.

Our Work

Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Hands - Open Support

Our core focus areas

Reducing the impact of domestic violence in the community

By providing crisis accommodation, care and support for women and families escaping domestic violence.

Enabling improved access to health care services

By providing free and affordable transport to health care services, as well as affordable accommodation close to medical treatment facilities.

Reducing the impact of social isolation within the community

By providing home visits, companionship and social, patient, carer and court attendee support.

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