Lions Club of Balgowlah, Inc.

District 201N5, New South Wales, Australia.


Club links

  • Community Co-Op Northern Beaches

    Lions Club of Balgowlah is providing volunteers to assist Community Co-Op Northern Beaches in their food distribution to disadvantaged families on Sydney northern beaches.

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    Dalwood Spilstead Centre


    95% of brain development occurs in the first 5 years! Children from vulnerable and stressed families are at risk of attention, language, learning and behavioural problems due to poor attachment and stimulation in the early years. These children can later experience school failure, social difficulties and ant-social behaviour.

    Research has clearly shown, however, that if families are supported and children receive intensive early intervention services these problems can be alleviated. The Dalwood Spilstead Service provides a unique program which is renowned for its work in assisting these children and their families.

    Dalwood Spilstead Services Handbook

    Dalwood Spilstead DVD

    Award winner

    The innovative "Spilstead Model of Early Intervention for Children At Risk" received the NSW Health Award in Primary and Community Care for 2011.

    Community Support
    In the tradition of the historic Dalwood Children's Home, the Dalwood Spilstead Service owes its ongoing success to the extended "familiy" of community benefactors and supporters who so generously contribute both their time and finances to help small children in need. We thank them.

    Links to some of our benefactors​

    The Dalwood Auxiliary:

    The Dalwood Dog Show Committee:

    The Rotary Club of Balgowlah:

    Lions Club of Balgowlah: www.balgowlahlionsclub

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    Bear Cottage

    Information for families

    Bear Cottage provides respite and end of life care for children with life limiting illness and their families.

    "People who love each other are always connected by a very special string made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart and know that you are always connected to the ones you love." The Invisible Strong, Patrice Karst

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    Pioneer Clubhouse

    A place for you in Balgowlah

    Pioneer Clubhouse is on Quirk Road in Balgowlah. We provide a safe, supportive, respectful environment for people living with mental illness.

    It’s a place you can go to meet other people with lived experience of mental illness, take part in activities and find the help you need on your mental health journey.

    Pioneer is an accredited clubhouse. This means that the staff and members manage it together and work side-by-side as colleagues doing administration work, running a kitchen and preparing meals (available at a small cost each day), maintaining the surrounds of the building, tending the vegetable garden, planning social activities and cleaning duties.

    By taking part in the daily running of the Clubhouse members learn valuable skills and build the confidence to find work.

    Pioneer Clubhouse is run by One Door Mental Health. Each member of Pioneer is welcome, wanted and expected to arrive each day.

    Pioneer Clubhouse is open Monday to Friday. Office hours are 9 am - 4 pm.

    Find us at:
    Lot 2 Quirk Road
    Balgowlah NSW 2093
    P. 02 9907 9999
    Email us
    Pioneer Clubhouse Balgowlah
    Hope, Purpose, Community
    A Place of Opportunity


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