Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2016

NAIDOC Week it a great time to celebrate the richness of Aboriginal culture and the place Aboriginal people have as clients, volunteers and staff at Mercy Services.       The poster for this year’s NAIDOC celebrations is “Songlines Tie All Aboriginal People Together”. Artist, Lani Balzan, describes her creation as: “Dreaming stories are presented as…

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Petition to Phase Alcohol Sponsorship Out of NRL

On the eve of the next State of Origin, Kristen Ella, daughter of Rugby League great and FARE Director Steve Ella, have launched a petition on calling for the NRL to phase out alcohol sponsorship. Kristen decided to take this action after her dad wrote to the NRL CEO Todd Greenberg over a month…


50 minutes for 50 lives vigil

In solidarity with our LGBTIQ staff/volunteers/clients we encourage all to consider attending the interfaith vigil being held for all those affected by the Orlando massacre. Adamstown Uniting Church Friday 17/06/16 5.40 to 6.30pm                   You may also be interested in this link: To my heterosexual friends: this…


Film Festival in Newcastle

The Sydney Travelling Film Festival is coming to Newcastle, screening 9 films from Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June at Tower Cinemas. The Festival is a celebration of Australian and international films and will be screening films not currently available at the local cinema. See the program here or The film Life, Animated might be of…

World Elder Abuse Awareness

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 marks the annual, internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). ‘It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.’ More information is available from: or Elder Abuse Helpline 1800 628 221  …

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Home energy opportunity

      As you may already be aware, Climate Action Newcastle has teamed up with Suncrowd to deliver a bulk buy campaign of home energy storage systems in Newcastle and the Hunter as well as a package of solutions for when the NSW Gross Feed In Tariff comes to an end later this year….

Severe weather on Sunday 5 June 2016

Sunday 5th June 2016 – no current changes to work The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning about possible heavy rain, strong winds and localised flooding. We will be monitoring the situation as we have staff assisting clients in the homes across the area. As per our policy we will make a decision about…


June 2016 newsletter

  In June 2016 newsletter you can read about Denise, the winner of a $100 gift voucher from the draw of people who completed our client satisfaction survey. It is great when people “who never win anything” have their time as a winner.        


Seeking a Manager: First Impressions

In mid June 2016 most of our administration and payroll staff are moving from our Tighes Hilll office to our West Wallsend office. This means we need a new full-time Administrative Assistant/Receptionist at 32 Union Street, Tighes Hill. This is a link to the information letter and position description: Admin Assist Reception (TH) May 2016


You can help us make a home

The  Mercy Services Community Housing Committee has approved the use of one of our community houses to provide support for three women post-rehabilitation who need further support to remain drug-free as they reintegrate into the community. The house, in Maryland, will be run similar to our very successful Brighton House for men. We are very…