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 (for Support Click here)

·         Those who are impacted by Domestic and Family Violence (for Support Click here)

·         Those who are in regional or remote areas and require access to healthcare services (for Support Click here)

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, 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

 

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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