Our partner support

Our in-house partners

At The Northern Centre, we not only provide in-house family and homelessness support, we have a range of partners that can provide additional support.

Our partners provide their noted services below at The Northern Centre in West Ryde. Please book their services directly.

Meet our team of in-house partners …

Catholic Care – Financial Counselling

(Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 8:30am to 4:30pm)
Alessandra Amico-Smith (Monday and Tuesday)
Phone: 0427 078 366
Email: alessandra.amicosmith@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Steve Cribb (Thursday and Friday)
Phone: 0481 602 080
Email: steve.cribb@catholiccaredbb.org.au

ABOUT: The provision of information, support and advocacy to assist people experiencing financial difficulty.
Catholic Care – Emergency Relief

(Wednesdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm)
Sophie De Vries
Phone: 1800 324 924
Email: sophia.devries@catholiccaredbb.org.au

ABOUT: The Emergency Relief program helps and supports people address their immediate basic needs in times of financial crisis.
epic - Empowering Parents in Crisis

(Online support plus regular evening and weekend get togethers)
Email: contact@empoweringparentsincrisis.com
Facebook Group

ABOUT: A community building support platform for parents and carers of teens in crisis. We offer a safe, anonymous, non-judgmental space where we share ideas, strategies, stories and helpful resources.
headspace Chatswood

(Thursdays 10:00am to 6:00pm and Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm)
Cathy Zheng
Phone: 1800 026 517
Email: headspacechatswood@newhorizons.org.au

ABOUT: Youth mental health service providing brief interventions, assessments and support for people aged 12 - 25 years old.
Hunt & Hunt Lawyers – Women's Legal Clinic

(Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm)
By Appointment Only
Phone: 9334 0111
Email: connect@thenortherncentre.org.au

ABOUT: A weekly probono legal service facilitated by Hunt and Hunt Lawyers, delivering a service to women focussing on custody, family or domestic violence, child and spousal support or property issues.
Elizabeth Lee – Psychology

(Saturdays)
Elizabeth Lee (MCAP; Grad Dip. Counselling; BA Psychology)
Phone: 0414 525 277
Email: leese.elizabeth@gmail.com

ABOUT: Elizabeth provides free services under NDIS and Carers NSW (6 free counselling sessions) with a focus on any relationship, addiction, mental health concerns for individuals, couples and families.
Karen Millen JP Clinic

(First Wednesday of every month from 9:30am to 11:30am)
By Appointment Only
Phone: 9334 0111
Email: connect@thenortherncentre.org.au

ABOUT: Katherine Millen is a Justice of the Peace (JP) appointed by the Governor of NSW.
Her primary role is to witness a person making a statutory declaration or affidavit, and to certify copies of original documents for community members.
Odyssey House

(Wednesday afternoon/evenings)
Paula Sten
Phone: 0435 888 021
Email: paula.sten@odysseyhouse.com.au

ABOUT: SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a free group program assisting any problematic behaviours, including addiction to alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs, gambling, and other addictions.
Rotary Club of Ryde

(First and third Monday of the month, from 2:00pm to 3:45pm)
Debbie Price
Phone: 0449 546 771
Email: rydecaf@gmail.com

ABOUT: A fortnightly meeting designed to give a small group of people living with dementia and their family/carers an opportunity outside go the home to socialise, relax and discover ways to live well with dementia. Information is also provided about local service providers and support groups.
Wesley Mission – ParentsNext

(Mondays from 8:30am to 12:30pm)
Jamie Nguyen
Phone: 0447 353 621
Email: jamie.nguyen@wesleymission.org.au
(Referrals are only through Centrelink)

ABOUT: ParentsNext helps support eligible parents to plan and prepare for pre-employment by time their children go to school.