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The City We've Been Entrusted to Nurture, Strengthen & Connect

Over the past 12 months, we have seen significant milestones of change and breakthrough as we have worked tirelessly alongside and supporting our community of Newcastle.

Here's a glimpse into the transformative journey we've undertaken this last year:


  • 800 x Dental Appointments for Students

  • 800 x Mentoring Sessions

  • 14,000 x School Drop Offs

  • 1800 x Local Student Check-ins within 6 Local Schools

  • Programs now run in 9 Local Schools

  • 106 x Crisis Food and Emergency Deliveries

  • 400 x School Breakfasts with 1040 Loaves of Bread

  • 95 x Shine Bright Sessions

  • 83 x Teenage Student Mentoring Sessions

  • 385 x Inspire Women's Sessions

  • 4515 x Grocery Deliveries into Community with 26 Tonne of Food

  • 51 x Case Management Meetings and Follow Through

  • 1680 x hours of NDIS Support

  • 55 x Students winning life path altering Academic, Attendance, or Leadership Awards who were positioned for these awards by being engaged in our Shine Bright and Brighter Beginnings Bus Program, most of whom struggled to attend school

  • 2  x New Vehicles to assist with the running of our programs within the city generously donated by Woolworths and the NSW Government, taking us to 3 vehicles

    In this span of time, our collective efforts have manifested in significant milestones, reflecting a commitment to fostering positive change within our community. These statistics are a testament to how deep and rich our care has been in reaching the people of our community who have needed support, protection, crisis relief and the hope of a strong future. 

    As we reflect on the past 12 months, these statistics are more than just data points—they encapsulate the stories and yarning, breakthroughs, and transformative moments that define our journey alongside the community we serve. Each number represents a life touched, a connection forged, and a step taken towards a brighter, stronger future for all. 


End of Year Student Awards


Student Mentoring


Crisis Food Delivery


Shine Bright Schools Program


Brighter Beginnings Bus Program

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Smile and Thrive Dental Program

LIVEfree Project is a non-profit organisation based in Newcastle, dedicated to supporting individuals who have experienced hardship and trauma, particularly victims of domestic and family violence.

Our team of welcoming, non-judgmental workers provide support for men, women, and children throughout their recovery journey, from crisis to rebuilding their lives.


Our mission is to offer a holistic approach to families, addressing practical needs, court advocacy, emotional wellness, and personal independence. We strive to create long-term relationships with everyone who comes to us, providing individualised support for their unique needs. Our goal is to help individuals and families create a life that is joyful, thriving, and fulfilling, and to offer opportunities to reach their full potential.

At LIVEfree PROJECT, we understand that the journey to recovery can be overwhelming and that no one should have to go through it alone. That's why we offer a range of support services, including food, housing, transport, crisis and emotional support, court advocacy, dental care, and early intervention medical support.

If you would like to contribute to our cause and help us support more people, you can donate right here on our website. We also encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch and learn more about our programs and services.

Don't wait, reach out to us today, and let's start this journey together towards a
brighter, more fulfilling future.

If you would like to know more about what we do and would like to stay in touch -
please subscribe to our newsletter below. 

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Celebrating the Lord Mayors Recognition & Endorsement 

Lord Mayor recognises LIVEfree Project

We are absolutely thrilled to share the incredible news:

LIVEfree Project has being recognised as Newcastle's 2024 Community Group of the Year – awarded for our valuable contribution to community service and civic responsibility across the city Newcastle in areas relating to social welfare and justice.


Awards Australia
Connecting Communities Award 2023

What a prestigious honour it has been for us to be nominated in the

"Awards Australia Connecting Communities Award 2023".

The award encourages, acknowledges the work of Chris Jones our Director
in her work of establishing LIVEfree Project in the community of Newcastle.  


The award recognises the valuable contribution she and the Project have made in the city of Newcastle in the areas of strengthening community

connection, grow individuals capacity and safety and early

intervention for the most youngest members of

our community . 

We are honoured to be included, and humbled to be

recognised by the Awards Australia Committee

in this way.

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