BTG has been a vital part of the Coffs Coast community since 2005.
After working on community services for most of her life, Founder and CEO Jean Clayton saw gaps in existing services in the areas of mental health, justice, homelessness, drug and alcohol, recidivism and youth, and wanted to do something to help.
She saw that there was little to support men in our region and so opened the Men's Resource Centre to close the gap. It is a safe space where men can gather and talk, receive counselling to address their issues, and attend programs. Supporting men to get healthy and happy impacts not just them, but everyone around them. Violence, domestic abuse, addiction and recidivism are all reduced.
Since opening, the Men's Resource Centre has helped over 8,000 men and their families.
It has managed to run entirely on donations from community members and local businesses.
Thanks to events such as the C.EX club sleep-out fundraiser, ongoing community support and a team of dedicated volunteers, BTG has begun to initiate new projects and objectives to support not just men, but all people of the Coffs Coast who need a hand.
Bridging the Gap Community Services Inc. (BTG), is a not for profit charity that supports men, women, youth and children of the Coffs Coast who are doing it tough.
We work with doctors, psychologists and other service providers to make sure our clients get the services they need and the best outcomes.
- Free counselling (including specialised trauma counselling)
- Free psychologist appointments with our qualified psychologist
- Self help programs such as drugs and alcohol, parenting, cooking on a budget and anger management
- Court support and access to solicitors
- Free breakfast and lunch three days a week
- Access to our kitchen, lounge, garden, Internet, laundry and bathroom
- Emergency accommodation, swags and supplies for the homeless
- Help with electricity bills
To offer life-changing community services and support programs to heal, reintegrate, and counsel people in need, while expanding these services across the nation.
To reduce instances of suicide, homelessness, and recidivism while healing and restoring dignity to those who fall through the gaps of society. To strengthen communities, reduce violence against women and enrich the lives of children and families in the Mid North Coast and beyond.