COVID-19 Downtime Support

We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

The Northern Centre are continuing to deliver our services to the community.

If you need support, please call 9334 0111 or email intake@thenortherncentre.org.au or visit The Northern Centre - Individual Support Request

We have recommenced face-to-face services in combination with ZOOM and/or phone, as have some of our collocated partners.

Please do not hesitate to make contact at any time Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Request support

How can we help …

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

If you are an individual enquiring about support, please click on the Request Support button.
Or if you are an organisation referring a client, please click on the Make a Referral button below.

Meet our team of collocated partners …

APM – Disability Employment Services

(Monday and Friday)
Danielle Cardile
Phone: 0418 481 819
Email: danielle.cardile@apm.net.au

ABOUT: Their aim is to listen to and work alongside your client to achieve their employment goals. Depending on circumstances, Konekt can help write or update resumes, provide them with job search tools, offer interview tips and preparation, and help them with skills development to give you the best chance in securing ongoing sustainable employment.
Catholic Care – Financial Counselling

(Monday to Friday)
Alessandra Amico-Smith (Monday to Wednesday)
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)
Sophie De Vries
Phone: 0429 989 806
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.
Headspace –
Youth Mental Health


(Thursdays)
Bec Schilt
Phone: 1800 026 517
Email: headspacechatswood@newhorizons.org.au

ABOUT: headspace is a mild/moderate Youth Mental Health Service and we provide brief interventions, assessments and support for young people aged 12-25 years old. headspace can work with the young person and/or their family to aid recovery.
Hunt & Hunt Lawyers – Womens Legal Clinic

(Thursday afternoons)
Phone: 9334 0111
Email: connect@thenortherncentre.org.au

ABOUT: A weekly probono legal service run by Alex Xenos, Senior Associate 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.
Indonesian Welfare Association (IWA)

(Wednesdays & Thursdays)
Ana Wirjawan
Phone: 0401 062 659
Email: a_wirj@hotmail.com

ABOUT: IWA offers a wide range of services and support not only for newly arrived Indonesian-speaking migrants but also to the women, men and elderly and the broader members of the Indonesian community in Sydney metropolitan area.
Mind Talk – Counselling

(Thursdays after work
& Saturdays)
Christine Kim (MCouns, GradDipYMH, GradDipPsychSc, BSc)
Phone: 0401 243 181
Email: christine@mindtalkcounselling.com.au

ABOUT: An appointment-based counselling service (English and Korean) with a specific focus on EAP support for individuals and families; and individual counselling for young people and adults.
Multicultural Problem Gambling Service for NSW

(Wednesdays)
Phone: 1800 856 800
(request appointment be held at The Northern Centre)

ABOUT: MPGS provides free and confidential counselling and psycho-education to problem gamblers and their family members from culturally and linguistically diverse communities in a language other than English if required. Counsellors available to speak Cantonese and Korean.
Wesley Mission – ParentsNext

(Thursdays & Fridays)
Jamie Nguyen
Phone: 0447 353 621
Email: jamie.nguyen@wesleymission.org.au

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