The following is a list of other organisations, and some links that we think you may find interesting.

Compassion North (CN) – Compassion North is a registered charity with DGR1 status (endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under item 4.1.7 in Subdivision 30-B of the ITAA). Established in 2008, the new name came into being in December 2020. Compassion North is owned equally by Wallan Gateway Church (WGC) and Roxburgh Park Community Church (RPCC) and exists as a charitable services institution to pursue the following charitable objects:

  • to relieve poverty or distress (sickness, disability, destitution, suffering, misfortune or helplessness) in the outer northern suburbs and regions of Melbourne;
  • to promote the prevention or control of behaviour that is harmful or abusive to human beings in the outer northern suburbs and regions of Melbourne;
  • to undertake and advance such community-based programs and activities of  WGC & RPCC in furtherance of the wholeness and well-being of our society, individuals, families and children;
  • to do any such things as are incidental or ancillary to the attainment of these objects.

In short, Compassion North exists to touch the lives of those hungry, hurting and disempowered with the mercy and grace of God. Our mission statement is simple: “People matter – so, we’ll never stop caring!”

Churches of Christ  – The Churches of Christ are co-planters of Wallan Gateway Church. Wallan Gateway Church is formally affiliated with CCVT. Find out more about Churches of Christ in Vic-Tas at the following address: www.churchesofchrist.org.au.

 

Community Welfare Resources

Alateen

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. 

Purposes of Alateen:

Young people come together to…

  • share experience, strength and hope with each other
  • discuss their difficulties
  • learn effective ways to cope with their problems
  • encourage each another
  • help one other understand the principles of the Alateen program

For further information, please follow this link: http://www.al-anon.org/australia/alateen

Alanon

Alanon’s purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem.

Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based on the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions, and the Twelve Concepts of Service.

The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. Al-Anon is not affiliated with any other organisation or outside entity.

For further information, please visit http://www.al-anon.org/australia/

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

  • The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
  • There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
  • A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
  • Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

For more information, please visit http://www.aavictoria.org.au/

Gamblers Helpline

Every year Gambler’s Help assists thousands of Victorians with free and confidential advice 24/7. We help people with gambling problems as well as those close to them who are affected by their gambling.

There are many ways to get help – choose the support that suits you. On the phoneOnlineIn person. You name the method, we’re here to help. Take the first step to cut your gambling spend.

For further information, please visit https://gamblershelp.com.au/get-help/

 

Mission/Social Interest Groups

In recent times Wallan Gateway Church has had the pleasure of having representatives from the following groups visit to talk about the work they undertake:

CBM Australia – CBM Australia is part of the world’s largest organisation working with people with a disability in the poorest places. Disability and poverty go hand in hand, so we tackle them together. Find out how you can support the work of CBM, either prayerfully or financially, at www.cbm.org.au.

Micah Challenge – Micah Challenge is a global movement of Christian agencies, churches, groups and individuals which aims to deepen people’s engagement with the poor and to help reduce poverty as an integral part of our Christian faith. Find out more about the work of Micah Challenge at www.micahaustralia.org.