Charity details

Also known as
Survivors & Mates Support Network
Ground Floor 8 - 10 Palmer St
Parramatta NSW 2150
Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
General community in Australia
Victims of crime (including family violence)
People at risk of homelessness/people experiencing homelessness
Unemployed persons
Date established
Last reported
1 February 2018
Next report due
31 March 2019
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

SAMSN delivers trauma-informed programs to provide support, increase awareness and drive systemic change Eight-week professionally facilitated peer support groups for male survivors of CSAMonthly drop-in meetings for men who have completed a SAMSN Eight-week groupWorkshops for male survivors of CSA, their families and supportersTailored training for health professionals and service providers working with male survivors.We work directly with survivors and their families Responding to the palpable distress of first time callers, survivors or family membersUndertaking initial assessment of a survivors circumstances to identify what they see as being the priorities they need addressed Supporting men who seek to engage with the criminal justice system, including making an initial statement to police and appearing in court, as well as assisting men considering civil legal action Providing information and referral to NSW Victims Services, healthcare and medical support, education, housing, mental health, employment and financial services. We are open and responsive; we connect survivors and their families to critical services.SAMSN provides a holistic, wrap-around service designed to aid healing and recovery, so that no man experiencing the adverse effects of CSA is left without hope and to suffer in shame, silence or isolation. Our services are either free of charge or low-cost. In the 2017 financial year SAMSN received 420 new referrals. This is an increase of 65% from the previous year.In the 2017 financial year we delivered 3 workshops in Erskineville, 2 in both Adelaide and Newcastle and one in Granville, Liverpool, Wollongong and Canberra with 87 men completing the Eight-week group program (compared with 77 in 2016).In 2017 financial year SAMSN ran 2 Service Providers Workshops at Hunter New England Mental Health and at the Rydges Hotel in Camperdown.

Where the charity operates


Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2018 31 March 2019 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2018 31 March 2019 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2017 31 January 2018 1 February 2018
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 1 February 2018
Financial Report 2016 31 January 2017 31 January 2017
Annual Information Statement 2016 31 January 2017 31 January 2017
Annual Information Statement 2015 31 January 2016 29 January 2016
Financial Report 2015 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2014 31 January 2015 23 December 2014
Financial Report 2014 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 31 March 2014 26 March 2014
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Annual Report 23 February 2018 2018 Download
Governing Document 1 May 2013 Download


Responsible People

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The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing health 1 January 2014
Advancing social or public welfare 1 January 2014
Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) 1 January 2014
Purposes beneficial to the general public that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to, or within the spirit of, any of the other charitable purposes 1 January 2014
2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community 24 May 2013 31 December 2013
2012 Public benevolent institution 24 May 2013 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
24 May 2013 Registered
21 December 2012 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.