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Short nameService NameService DescriptionWeb LinkPhone Number
LEACLions Emergency Accommodation CentreFunded under the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) since 1985 and supported by Lions and Lioness Clubs, it offers a multi-target generalist crisis service in the Sunshine Coast Region. LEAC Inc receives referrals from a large range of government, community and domestic violence services both interstate and intrastate. It currently has a broad range of housing options including a recently established purpose built shelter for women and children escaping Domestic and Family Violence, which comprises of 4×2 and 2×3 self contained units, including one specialised disability unit. 5441 3837
Cancer CouncilThis site provides many links but for this purpose Patient support is the most important
An estimated 128,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year. Providing support for cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families and carers is a key activity of Cancer Councils around Australia.
Cancer Council Helpline provides a confidential telephone support and counselling service on 13 11 20 (cost of a local call). When you call you will automatically be directed to the Cancer Council Helpline operating in your state or territory. 11 20
Look Good Feel BetterLook Good…Feel Better is a non-medical, brand neutral, free community service program dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment.
Look Good…Feel Better programs are open to all women, men and teens who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or other forms of cancer treatment. 650 960
White RibbonWhite Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women. It Provides fantastic links to help for Domestic Violence.
The campaign works through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising and education, and programs with youth, schools, workplaces and across the broader community.
1800 RESPECT24 hour, National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line  for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.https://www. 1800respect .org.au1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
SunnyKidsSunnyKids has evolved from providing crisis accommodation under the name of Najidah in 1999 to designing and delivering award-winning support service and education programs across a wide range of schools and communities.
At the heart of all SunnyKids’ programs is a solution based concept called the ‘SunnyKids Virtual Village’ which allows contemporary Australian communities to apply the old adage that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.
Having said that, in many ways little has changed. Everything SunnyKids did in 1999 was about gathering the community (or village) around kids and families in need. The only difference today is we are doing it with a lot more people in a lot more places! 5479 0394

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