We need your help. Support the ACON NSW Flood Appeal. 

Unrelenting rainfall and intense storms have caused significant flooding and damage in the Northern Rivers region and affected ACON services. Many LGBTQ+ community members, including ACON clients and staff, have been severely impacted – many have had their possessions ruined, others have no means of support, and some are unable to return to their homes. Like many dwellings and workplaces, ACON’s Lismore office was flooded and destroyed.

Like others, we want to pitch in and help our communities in this time of devastation and need.

In response, ACON has been working to support our clients in the Northern Rivers, many of whom are highly vulnerable. We have launched a new Crisis Support Service to provide immediate mental health and counselling support, and to help people navigate other support that might be out there. At the moment, this service is being run by re-deploying time of staff in our Hunter and Sydney offices. Services include providing counselling at evacuation centres and other places of refuge to LGBTQ+ people in crisis, offering psychological support through telehealth and facilitating care coordination to link LGBTQ+ people to local resources and information including financial assistance and accommodation.

But we’d like to do more, for more people. This is why we need your help!

Donations to ACON NSW Flood Appeal will help ACON directly assist LGBTQ+ people in Lismore and surrounding areas to get back on their feet and to rebuild. 

Funds raised in this appeal will help us to expand our Crisis Support Service to be able to take more clients and provide support for longer. We will also be looking to provide direct financial support for LGBTQ+ people to help them recover.

Please make a donation now. Your contribution will make a vital difference. Thank you for your support.

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