We all need a place to feel safe. A place to be welcomed, accepted and supported. A place to be ourselves! Twenty10 inc GLCS NSW aims to create and nurture such places for people of diverse, genders, sexualities and sexes, their families and communities.

About Twenty 10

Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW is a community-based, non-profit, state-wide organisation, working with and supporting people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities. We aim to be a beacon of strength and acceptance by supporting individuals to build resilience and achieve their potential and we strive to be known as a place of excellence in leadership, education and support services for young people and adults wherever they are.

The broader community in which we live is not always an accepting and inclusive one. Our clients have experienced rejection from their families and peers, are often targets of homophobia and transphobia, are at high risk of homelessness, and this has impacted on their sense of self, their wellbeing and their mental health.

Therefore we aim to create and nurture spaces where people feel and are safe, emotionally and physically. We provide a wide range of support services across New South Wales for people of all ages, including specialised services for young people. Our staff and volunteers deal with all enquiries in an understanding, supportive and confidential manner and most of our services are free, including:

Specialised Youth Support (ages 12-26)

  • Information, Referrals, Support & Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counselling
  • Drop in
  • Groups & Projects
  • Accommodation

For everyone (all ages over 18)

  • Information, Referrals, Support & Advocacy
  • Groups & Projects
  • Family Support Services
  • Community Education & Schools' Support
  • Specialised Training and Support for service providers 
  • Regional & Rural support
  • Telephone support

A beacon of strength and acceptance

Our values

In all the work we do, we aim to work by our organisational values, which we define as:

Maintaining a Passion for the work that we do;

Recognising the need for the Sustainability of the services and support that we provide;

Ensuring Adaptability and innovation that will lead us to solutions for today's and tomorrow's challenges;

Striving to Support the people that we work with to enable them to live with knowledge, understanding, dignity and acceptance; and

Ensuring the Integrity of the work that we do and the way that we conduct ourselves in the world.

You can read more about our values and our vision in our Strategic Plan 2010-2015.

Our Board

Twenty10 is governed by a Board made up of volunteers, including at least one youth representative. The current Board is:

Board of Directors

  • Cristyn Davies - Co Chair
  • Philip Busfield - Co Chair
  • Sebastian Renes - Treasurer
  • Brett Paradise - Secretary (Ex-Officio)
  • Stephen Garofano - Youth Representative
  • Atari Metcalf - Ordinary Member
  • James Emmett - Ordinary Member
  • Martin Hunt - Ordinary Member
  • Julie Catt - Ordinary Member
  • Vesna Bugarin - Minute Taker (Appointed)

Finance and Audit Sub Committee

  • Sebastian Renes
  • Stephen Garofano
  • Brett Paradise

Fundraising and communications Sub Committee

  • Martin Hunt - Chair
  • James Emmett
  • Philip Busfeild

The Board delegates management of the Association's affairs to our Executive Director, Brett Paradise.


2013-2014 Annual Report

To download a copy of our most recent Annual Report, please click here.

Where you'll find us

Metro Support: 02 8594 9555
Rural freecall: 1800 65 2010
Twenty10 admin line: 02 8594 9550

QLife Australia freecall: 1800 184 527 (daily 3pm - Midnight)

GLCS Admin line: 02 8594 9500

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land we work on