About Lifeline Country to Coast SA Inc.
Lifeline Country to Coast SA reaching out across the community, providing help to those who need or want it. Lifeline welcomes people with an interest in helping others. Join us and volunteer.
Lifeline Country to Coast SA Inc.
Phone: (08) 8641 0633
Fax: (08) 8641 2437
Phone: (08) 8633 1790
Fax: (08) 8633 1790
Lifeline Telephone Counselling
Phone: 13 11 14
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History and Background
Lifeline was established in Port Pirie in 1977. In 1983 Lifeline Whyalla opened, closely followed by our Lifeline Port Augusta branch opening in 1985; collectively known as Lifeline Upper Spencer Gulf. In 2008 the organisation became known as Lifeline Country to Coast SA Inc – which more clearly defines our service area.
Lifeline Country to Coast SA is one of 42 independent accredited Lifeline centres across Australia.
We are a non-profit organisation and attract broad based community support for a range of services. With a volunteer base of over 200 people we operate 11 Lifeline Retail outlets and bookshops across our service area. Our Lifeline Retail outlets provide good quality pre-loved clothing, books and household items; the income generated from Lifeline Retail support the provision of community suicide awareness education across our service area.
Other services offered by Lifeline Country to Coast SA include ‘CareRing’. This service aims to reduce individual social isolation by connecting people with their community, friends and family via a regular personal telephone call. Our CareRing Volunteers connect with people – providing referrals to local services, community events and activities – supporting those in need.
In 2011 we established the ‘Blue Rose’ Campaign which coincides with Mental Health Week (October). This campaign is aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues, and assists in our bid to reduce the stigma associated with poor mental health and suicide.
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Lifeline Country to Coast SA Inc. gratefully thanks our supporters, especially:
The Department for Families & Communities
The District Councils representing our area particularly the generous support of:
- City of Port Augusta
- Port Pirie City District Council
- The Corporation of the City of Whyalla
- Loxton and Waikerie Council
- Clare and Gilbert Valley Council
- Copper Coast Council
For a Larger List of Donors see our Yearly Donors Page