Our Story

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury started operations as a telephone counselling service in October 1986. We were then known as Lifeline Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and Community Aid. Our first office in 1968 was located at Hornsby in an old house kindly provided by Hornsby Council.

In 1996, we won a tender with Ku-ring-gai Council to occupy a building that was previously the Gordon Library. A community campaign was run, with the support of local media, to refurbish the old library into a Lifeline centre with sufficient suitable spaces for telephone and face-to-face crisis support services.

Since 1996 Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury has grown from a relatively small centre, operating a telephone counselling service, to a relatively large centre providing a wide range of crisis support, suicide prevention services as well as face-to-face counselling services and programs. Specific Government funding for Community Building Partnerships has enabled us to carry out further refurbishments, both at our Gordon centre and at one of our Book Depots, providing more suitable facilities for our growing number of crisis support services and our expanding book sales business. Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury at Gordon is managed by a small number of dedicated staff who are also responsible for coordinating around 400 variously-skilled volunteers. Our volunteers provide support in all areas of our operations, including services, administration, retail and fundraising. We simply would not be able to continue our potentially life saving work without the support of our volunteers.

Staff & Volunteer Christmas Party 2013


 

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Learn new skills and make new friends, while making a positive difference to the lives of other Australians. We are constantly seeking volunteers for all our services, as well as for fundraising, events and marketing

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