How to get help?

This page lists a range of services, agencies and community groups who can support you if you need help. There are many more. Please contact one or more of these support services or others you may know; if they can’t give you the help you need they will be able to direct you to someone who can.

Two contact points that may be of value to you are :

Benevolent Family Referral Service 1300 006 480

Uniting Family Services 1800 864 846

We Care Connect supports multiple groups across the Central Coast and the Hunter Region who support children in need. They will contact us on your behalf as we are unable to directly support individual families.

 

If you are a community worker who would like to access our support, please go to our Sign In page.

Our apologies if any of the following contact details have changed or are incorrect. 

Emergency contact numbers (24 hours):

  • Domestic Violence Line (24hrs)   1800 65 64 63
  • LIFELINE (24hrs)  13 11 14
  • Link2Home (24hrs)   1800 152 152
  • Youth Emergency Accommodation (24hrs) 1800424 830
  • NSW Rape Crisis Centre (24hrs) 1800 42 40 17
  • Mental Health Access Line: 1800 011 511
  • Health Direct: 1800 022 222
  • Women’s Legal Service NSW: 1800 801 501

Services for Kids and Young People

Specialist domestic violence services

  • Domestic Violence Line (24hrs)   1800 65 64 63
  • Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service: Gosford 4321 0099; Wyong 4350 3064 http://www.ccdvcas.org.au/
  • CCADVICE Central Coast Area Domestic Violence Integrated Case Management & Education (NSW Police): Gosford 4323 5524; Wyong 4356 6280 (Mon-Fri  8.30am-4.30pm)  http://www.cccava.org.au/index.php/contact-us

Accommodation

Information, counselling and support groups

Financial or welfare assistance

  • Coast Shelter Coast Community Centre  4346 1263
  • Gosford/Narara Neighbourhood Centre 4329 4477
  • Toukley Neighbourhod Centre 4396 1555
  • San Remo Neighbourhood Centre 4390 7888
  • Wyong Neighbourhood Centre 4353 1750
  • St Vincent de Paul: Gosford 4323 6081; Wyong 4353 5614; Louise House (Gorokan) 4392 7255 https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/NSW/General_support/Louise_House_-_Central_Coast/
  • Salvation Army: Erina 4325 5733; Tuggerah Lakes 4393 1686
  • Credit and Debt Hotline 1800 007 007

Legal advice/assistance

Central Coast Services with Aboriginal workers

Crisis Relief Services

Central Coast Council – Wyong

The Central Coast has a range of services to help those in need.

Please refer to the latest Crisis Relief Card from the Central Coast Council for more information.