• Taking action for the most vulnerable group during Anti-Poverty Week

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    Taking action for the most vulnerable group during Anti-Poverty Week People seeking asylum are among the most vulnerable groups in NSW, experiencing extreme poverty and disadvantage, said Jack de Groot, CEO of the St...

  • Funding for Artists in Western Sydney

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    Funding for Artists in Western Sydney Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams and Member for Seven Hills Mark Taylor announced funding for an innovative project for artists to work in the Western Sydney community....

  • Vinnies flagship shop opens in Brookvale

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    Vinnies flagship shop opens in Brookvale The new flagship Vinnies Shop will open in the heart of Brookvale on 27 September. The warehouse-style space delivers an entirely new retail concept and presentation that...

  • Vinnies Launches Art Workshop and Exhibition

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    Vinnies Launches Art Workshop and Exhibition An exhibition of emerging community artists will be opening today Thursday 14, after a yearlong collaboration between the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, the Art Gallery of...

  • Vinnies to assist people seeking asylum

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    Vinnies to assist people seeking asylum whom Government has let down The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW will be providing financial assistance and practical support to some of the men, women and children in NSW who were...

  • Vinnies gears up for National Op Shop Week

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    St Vincent de Paul Society NSW will be joining with other charities to participate in the sixth annual National Op Shop Week (27 August-2 September). The week will be a celebration of vintage fashion, amazing op shop...

  • Urgent action needed

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    Mission Australia, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and The Salvation Army have responded to the release of the City of Sydney Winter 2017 Street Count figures, saying that more needs to be done to address homelessness...

  • Energy meeting should have been about better prices not better offers

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    Energy meeting should have been about better prices not better offers Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, was underwhelmed by the outcome of today’s meeting between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

  • Government rejects zoning

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    A record crowd packed the Visitors’ Gallery on 3 August when a mandatory affordable housing target of 15 per cent was discussed in the NSW State Parliament. This was the culmination of the St Vincent de Paul...

  • Affordable housing target for discussion at NSW Parliament

    Affordable housing target for discussion at NSW Parliament A mandatory affordable housing target of 15 per cent has received overwhelming support across NSW and will be discussed in the State Parliament on Thursday 3 August. According to Jack de Groot,...

  • Cries for support rise as electricity prices sky-rocket

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    Cries for support rise as electricity prices sky-rocket In the first three weeks of the financial year St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has already distributed more EAPA (Energy Accounts Payment Assistance) vouchers than...

  • Vinnies Community Sleepout puts young people in the picture

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    Vinnies Community Sleepout puts young people in the picture Youth homelessness is the focus of the second Vinnies Community Sleepout in Brookvale. On Friday 18th August for one night local community members will be able...

  • Creative arts in Bowral

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    Creative Space for inclusive arts Creative Space, Bowral’s new inclusive arts project, will be opening its doors to the public on Thursday 24 August at Kazcare, 15-17 Kirkham Road, Bowral. In the lead up to the...

  • Blanket Shortage for People Sleeping Rough

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    Shortage of blankets and sleeping bags for people sleeping rough this winter Having a warm, comfortable bed to lie on at night is something most people take for granted but for many Sydneysiders experiencing homelessness...

  • Partnership brings dignity to people seeking asylum

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    Partnership brings dignity to people seeking asylum The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) and the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW (Vinnies) are working in partnership to support people who arrived in New South...

  • Getting assistance with energy bills this winter

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    Getting assistance with energy bills in Orange this winter St Vincent De Paul Society NSW is one of the largest providers of energy assistance in NSW, distributing vouchers through the NSW Government’s Energy...

  • Census shows struggles for those doing it tough

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    Census shows increasing struggles for those already doing it tough The 2016 Census results paint a fairly bleak picture for those struggling to make ends meet, particularly as they arrive in the middle of winter with...

  • Sleepout inspires hope for reducing homelessness

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    Sleepout inspires hope for reducing homelessness Last night 1479 CEOs and community leaders slept out in the major cities of Australia[1]. Together they have so far raised over $5 million. Vinnies CEO Sleepouts were held...

  • Female CEOs sleepout for homelessness

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    Female CEOs sleepout for homelessness On Thursday the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout will be taking place at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the heart of Australia’s most unaffordable city in order to raise funds for...

  • Affordable housing still a black hole in the Budget

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    Affordable housing still a black hole in the Budget With a surplus of $4.5 billion this year, $500 million higher than forcast, the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is disappointed very little was allocated to where the...

  • What does the Vinnies CEO Sleepout mean for homelessness?

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    What does the Vinnies CEO Sleepout mean for homelessness? This year the Vinnies CEO Sleepout turns 12 years old and is set to be the biggest and most significant yet, with over 350 CEOs sleeping out in Sydney at the...

  • Vinnies budget wishlist

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    Three measures in the Budget to support growing numbers of homeless Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, is hoping tomorrow’s Budget will address three key issues to reduce the growing number of...

  • Record number of registrations for the Sleepout

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    Record number of registrations for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout Just two weeks remain until the Vinnies CEO Sleepout will give a group of over 370 top CEOs and executives a brief glimpse into life for those experiencing...

  • Vinnies backs ALP announcement on affordable housing target

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    Vinnies backs ALP announcement on affordable housing target Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society, welcomes the NSW Opposition announcement today that at least 25 per cent of new properties constructed on...

  • Calling all Wollongong CEOs – not long to go for Sleepout

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    Calling all CEOs – not long to go so please register for CEO Sleepout Registrations passed the 28 mark for Wollongong’s Vinnies CEO Sleepout, and with only five weeks to go, Wollongong Central Council...

  • New Vinnies shop opening in Gymea

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    New Vinnies shop opening in Gymea Vinnies newest shop will be opening in Gymea, with an official opening on Wednesday, 24 May. The shop is located at Shop 83, Gymea Bay Rd and will be replacing the existing Miranda shop....

  • Calling Hunter CEOs – register now for Newcastle CEO Sleepout

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    Calling Hunter CEOs – register now for Newcastle CEO Sleepout With only five weeks to go, Denise Lucas, Executive Officer of St Vincent de Paul Society NSW’s Maitland/Newcastle Central Council, is calling on...

  • Registrations hit a high for CEO Sleepout

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    Registrations hit a high for CEO Sleepout Registrations passed the 300 mark for Sydney’s Vinnies CEO Sleepout, with only five weeks to go. On 22 June this winter these CEOs will be sleeping outside raising funds...

  • Housing stress – the crisis facing NSW

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    Housing stress – the crisis facing us in NSW Today, National Shelter reports that many low-income households are paying up to 70 per cent of their income on rents. Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW,...

  • Electricity price rise will mean a cold winter for many

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    Shocking electricity price rise will mean a cold winter for many Wholesale electricity price rises are set to increase bills by as much as 20 percent by July, and as a consequence, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is...

  • Vinnies homelessness service receives renovation and new name

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    Vinnies homelessness service receives renovation and new name The former St Vincent de Paul NSW Coniston Night Shelter has been transformed into self-contained units with full wrap-around services including case...

  • National Volunteer Week

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    Perfect time to say thanks Every year during National Volunteer Week (8-14 May) the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW recognises the efforts of its 25,000-plus volunteers. Denis Walsh, State President St Vincent de Paul...

  • Easter holiday clear out

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    Easter Holiday Clear Out The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is calling out to all Northern Beaches and Central Coast households to use the spare time over the Easter school holidays to do a mini de-clutter of wardrobes,...

  • New Vinnies shop opening in Jordan Springs

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    New Vinnies shop opening in Jordan Springs The newest Vinnies Shop will be opening in Jordan Springs, with an official opening on 19 April. The shop is located at Shops 6&7, 56-66 Lakeside Parade, adjacent to the...

  • Vinnies flood appeal needs help to reach more people

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    Vinnies flood appeal needs help to reach more people It is just over a week since the devastation of the Cyclone Debbie headed south, creating widespread flooding in the Northern Rivers of NSW but there are still many...

  • Sports CEOs put aside rivalries for charity

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    Sports CEOs put aside rivalries for charity This Thursday 6 April, CEOs from many of Australia’s favourite sporting codes will be gathering at the hallowed grounds of the SCG to promote the Vinnies CEO Sleepout....

  • Vinnies programs support Youth Homelessness Matters Day

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    Vinnies programs support Youth Homelessness Matters Day As rates of youth homelessness continue to climb, April 5, Youth Homelessness Matters Day, is becoming more and more significant. Currently around 40 per cent of...

  • Vinnies NSW launches flood appeal to assist Northern Rivers residents

    Vinnies NSW launches flood appeal to assist Northern Rivers residents A St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Nothern Rivers Flood Appeal has been launched today in response to the devastating flooding of the Wilson River and Leycester Creek in Lismore and...

  • Energy savings for the environment and household budgets

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    Energy savings for the environment and household budgets Earth Hour celebrates its tenth anniversary this year on Saturday 25 March. Launched in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has become a global movement with an estimated...

  • International President of the St Vincent de Paul Society Visiting Sydney

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    International President of the St Vincent de Paul Society Visiting Sydney Last year Renato Lima de Oliveira was elected the 16th President General of the International St Vincent de Paul Society at the General Meeting in...

  • Exclusive Vinnies Styling Session

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    Exclusive Vinnies Styling Session Stylist Tara Castellan will be divulging her trade secrets and unlocking the mysteries of inspired op-shopping at a free styling session at the Vinnies Shop in Sutherland on Wednesday 22...

  • 500 new dwellings under Government Housing Fund

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    St Vincent de Paul Housing to provide 500 new dwellings under Government Housing Fund Amélie Housing, the community housing company of the Trustees of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (NSW), has been selected by...

  • Opening of Vinnies Resource Centre in Port Macquarie

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    Opening of Vinnies Resource Centre in Port Macquarie A new Resource Centre located at St Vincent de Paul Society’s Hastings Accommodation Solutions (HAS) is opening, offering access to caseworkers, resources and...

  • Parramatta Commissioning Mass

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    Parramatta Commissioning Mass The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW will be conducting a commissioning Mass to welcome Anne Stanfield to her role as the new Parramatta Central Council President. Regional presidents Melissa...

  • Funding for primary care health services expanding across the New England & North West

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    Funding for primary care health services expanding across the New England & North West Primary health care services including drug and alcohol treatment services in the New England and North West are to get a boost...

  • Vinnies calls for financial support to help fire recovery

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    Vinnies calls for financial support to help fire recovery The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is collecting financial donations to go towards assisting the families and communities devastated by the recent fires. 34 homes...

  • The Heat Hits Homeless Hardest

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    The Heat Hits Homeless Hardest With temperatures soaring again this weekend, Denis Walsh, State President St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, suggests we spare a thought for those experiencing homelessness and are unable to...

  • Amélie Housing Lodges Development Application in Albury

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    Amélie Housing Lodges Development Application in Albury Amélie Housing, the Community Housing Provider which is a subsidiary of St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, has lodged a development application (DA) with...

  • Vinnies Opens Learning Centre so that Locals can Regain Dignity and Skills

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    Vinnies Opens Learning Centre so that Locals can Regain Dignity and Skills A new learning centre is opening in Armidale to meet the needs of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The Ozanam Learning Centre...

  • URBIS Report Highlights Ability Links' Ongoing Success

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    URBIS Report Highlights Ability Links' Ongoing Success A “GROUND-BREAKING” social inclusion program has taken community support to a new level, according to an URBIS report released today. Urbis has found...