Two care organisations forge partnership

August 7, 2017 by Community Editor
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Sydney’s Jewish House will launch a partnership today with Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury to enable them to draw on each other’s services and expertise to better serve their communities.

Both non-profit organisations offer 24/7 telephone crisis support but with different emphases: Gordon-based Lifeline’s is aimed primarily at suicide prevention with referral to other services such as counselling and support groups, while Jewish House also offers crisis accommodation.

Rabbi Mendel Kastel

Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel, hopes the new partnership will foster cultural sensitivity to community needs in northern Sydney and facilitate cross-referrals where appropriate.

“This partnership will give our two services mutual geographical support,” Rabbi Kastel said. “Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury offers some excellent specialist services such as Gambling Help and hoarding programs, support groups for bipolar disorder and depression and suicide bereavement.”

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s CEO, Wendy Carver, echoed Rabbi Kastel’s remarks.

“Our two organisation share the values of compassionate crisis support, helping people when they have nowhere else to turn. I’m sure we’ll be able to forge a strong, caring partnership by drawing on each other’s expertise and broadening our geographical reach and pastoral scope,” Mrs Carver said.

Like Lifeline H2H, Jewish House also offers help for gambling and depression, as well as services for alcohol and drug addiction, domestic violence, employment problems and family crisis.



One Response to “Two care organisations forge partnership”
  1. Joe Weinstein says:

    Mazal Tov!
    May you continue in doing the wonderful job that you do with even more support !

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