Activities & Support
The Natty Knitters of Griffith - (02) 6962 2410 or 0422 828 865
Knitters and Crocheters of all abilities, including beginners welcome. Ring Liz Brooks for more information. www.thenattyknittersgriffithnsw.weebly.com
Griffith Country Line Dancers - (02) 6968 1545
Meets Tuesday – Yenda Diggers Club 6:15pm to 9:15pm. Friday – Griffith High School Hall, beginners 7:00pm to 8:00pm and intermediate 8:00pm to 11:30pm.
Griffith City Band
For all ages and abilities. Meets each Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the old GALA building (beside Belverdere Restaurant). New members always welcome, so bring along an instrument and have a go.
Griffith Girl Guides - 0447 175 036
Meet at the Guides Hall, Kooba St Griffith. Girls aged 5-15 meet Tuesday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
2nd Griffith Scout Group - 0427 909 374
Meets at the new Abattoir Road Hall and is open to both boys and girls. Contact Silvia Shaw.
Griffith Slim Trims - (02) 6964 1133
For interested people who are keen to lose weight through sensible nutritional eating and exercise. Venue is at the office building of Kookora Village, Kookora Street, Griffith. The group meets Mondays 09.30 am - 10.30 am.
Griffith Sequence Dancers - (02) 6964 0444 or (02) 6964 2677
Practice and Instruction every Tuesday night 7 pm - 10 pm at the Hanwood Catholic Club.
Griffith Shed for Men - 0427 640 460
Located at the old Kalinda School Site, Kalinda Road, Griffith. The Shed is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 09am and 4 pm. Any retirees, ex-farmers, ex tradesmen and similar types who want to do something, or have a cuppa.
Riverina Adoption Support Group - 0419 284 368
An opportunity for people affected by adoption, and their family members, to find out more. Including; The impact on the mother who gave up the child, or was forced to give up the child, The impact on the birth father having no say,The impact of adoption on the young adopted child. The adoptive parents range of feelings when the child wants to find their birth family. The impact on the adopted child when she becomes a mother herself, not knowing her own birth history, and her birth mother's labor story. Unable to answer the doctors questions of family medical issues as they are unknown. Genetic bonds do they exist?
COME - listen to the guest speakers, share- Ask questions, hear different experiences and if you are game you can share your experience. Connect with others in a similar situation. Find out where to get help and information.
Bring a friend or family or other friends interested or affected by adoption, birth mothers and fathers, adoptive mother and adoptees and friends all welcome.
Griffith Friendship Group - 0428 273 759 or 0411 861 243
For 45 years plus. Meets third Saturday of every month. Please call to confirm attendance at meetings.
Hope Saves Lives - (02) 6964 3388
Suicide bereavement support for those who have been affected by someone completing suicide. Appointments can be made or visit the Salvation Army at 103 Binya Street, Griffith.
Griffith Autism Support Group - 0411 718 763 (Dene Beltrame) or 0429 624 504 (Noni Zanesco)
The group aims to support parents through the many challenges involved with raising a child with Autism or Aspergers syndrome. The group hopes to raise funds to bring speakers to Griffith as well as to provide information and support networks to local families on the spectrum. It's confidential, it allows you to stay in touch with what is happening in the area, courses, workshops, speakers and gives you a place to vent, share inspiring stories and to meet others who are going through a similar situation.
Griffith Shed for Men - (02) 6962 5042 or 0427 640 460
The purpose of "The Shed" is to reduce isolation and depression in men as they retire and age, and lose their network of ‘mateship'. The Griffith Shed For Men is an organisation that is very important to the Griffith Community as it offers a venue for Older Men to meet and participate in activities if they choose. It offers a work space for men to develop their own projects or produce items on request. Men can also just drop in for a cup of coffee and a chat. Our members are also volunteers within the community. The Shed is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am - 4 pm, Lot 560 Kalinda Road, Griffith. You can just come along, or ring.
Griffith Breast Cancer Support Group - (02) 6962 1457 (Jan Newman)
The Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 6.30pm: Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club.
Look Good Feel Good - 0418 113 060 (Betty Neville)
Women who suffer cancer. Group meets at the Griffith Ex-Servicemans Club.
O.M.N.I. - Older Men With New Ideas - (02) 6962 1217 (Mick) or (02) 6962 4706 (Bert) or (02) 69629454 (Jim)
O.M.N.I. meet every second Monday at the Senior Citizen's Hall from 2 pm - 4 pm, with a break at 3 pm for afternoon tea. The aim is to get men to talk about themselves, and anything that is discussed about ourselves is NOT discussed outside of our meeting.
Griffith East Inner Wheel - (02) 6962 3773 (Helen Donaldson)
Meets 1st Thursday of the Month @ 6.30pm: Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club.
Combine Pensioners Support Group - (02) 6962 2950 (Peter Katsoolis)
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 11am: Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) - 0428 544 339 (Neil) or 0407 494 458 (Jenny)
This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. A.A.'s is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution. A.A.'s primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Thursday night at 8.00pm at the Griffith Neighbourhood House Community Centre, 80 Benerembah St, Griffith. Information is also available on the national website: www.aa.org.au
The Cerebral Palsy Support Group - 0402 259 251
This group is to support parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives, service providers and interested community members. It is envisaged that this group will support families affected by Cerebral Palsy by enabling social events, sharing concerns, giving a voice to issues affecting them, and providing resources and up to date information.
Al-Anon Family Group - (02) 6964 6351
Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics or problem drinkers, who share their experience, strengths and hope in order to solve their common problems. We are a non-professional, self supporting anonymous fellowship (First names only), protecting the identity of all members. There are no dues or fees for membership although voluntary contributions are accepted. Help is only a phonecall away - We welcome all ages and nationalities. Al-Anon meets every monday night at 7 pm at the Griffith Neighbourhood House Community Centre, 80 Benerembah St, Griffith.
Life after Loss - Bereavement Telephone Support Group - 1300 755 632
Please pass on the information to anyone who has been bereaved through an adult dying of cancer in the past two years, and who may benefit from talking to others who have experienced a similar loss. The group runs for 6 sessions over 3 months. It is held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, from 10.30-11.30 am.
Alzheimer's Support Group - (02) 6961 8080 (Wilma Wright)
Meets 1st Tuesday of the Month @ 9.30am: Aged Care Services, 78B Kookora Street, Griffith.
Wagga Autism Support Group - (02) 6933 1642 (Deb Bewick)
Australian Breastfeeding Association Griffith Group - (02) 6964 3649 (Sally) or (02) 6964 2492 (Rachael)
The Australian Breastfeeding Association offers a 24-hour breastfeeding counselling service and breast pump hire.
Can-Assist - (02) 6964 5264
Local charity assisting all cancer patients in Griffith. All claims treated in strict confidence.
Carer Support Group - (02) 6961 8080 (Wilma Wright)
The Carer Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Aged Care Centre from 9.30am to 12noon. 78B Kookora Street, Griffith.
Griffith Branch of Diabetes Australia - (02) 6962 1096
Monthly meetings held each third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at the Griffith Community Health Centre.
Griffith Suicide Prevention and Support Group - 1300 133 911
24 HOUR CRISIS LINE If you're feeling lonely, depressed, need someone to talk to or just need someone who will listen to you, call the Griffith Suicide Prevention and Support Group on their 24 hour number.
Griffith Women's Refuge - (02) 6964 3381
Located at 96 Kookora St, Griffith NSW 2680. For women and their children experiencing domestic violence.
Parkinson's Support Group - (02) 6966 9900 (Joyce Giacomelli)
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 3pm at the Griffith Community Health Centre.
Riding for The Disabled - 0427 487 811
Griffith/Leeton Centre for Riding for the Disabled provides a high-quality therapy and improves the quality of life for disabled children from the Griffith and Leeton areas. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon at Lot 25 Dalton Park in Griffith. Volunteers welcome.
Dona Marie Pre and Postnatal Support Network - 1300 555 578
A 24 hour support line for mums suffering postnatal depression. Local call costs apply - all calls are handled by health professionals. One in six new mothers suffer from postnatal depression. An initiative of the Dona Marie Pre and Postnatal Support Network, a division of the St John of God Health Services.