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Access to Empowerment

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

Working to improve the financial independence and emotional wellbeing of women experiencing homelessness and/or victims of domestic violence. Run by WAGEC – Women’s and Girls Emergency Centre, this program provides wrap around holistic emotional and practical support to 100 women and guides them to employment and stability.

Women will experience improvement in their financial literacy, earning capacity and financial independence as well as their confidence and social connection. The program promotes partnerships with corporate and community groups and local social enterprises.

Funding Target
$26,500

A Gift of Just
$250 is a Skills for Work group for 12 women to learn resume writing, interview skills, and goal setting

Continuing Multi-year Program

Youth Homelessness Project

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

Every night, young homeless people without a safe place to sleep gravitate to the high traffic areas of the Sydney CBD. Often moved on by Police from public spaces, they seek refuge in poorly lit, secluded areas. Near late night venues, alcohol and drug affected adults, the risks for vulnerable young people is frightening.

Over 28,000 people experience homelessness in NSW; of these over 24% are aged between 12-24 with a further 12.9% children under 12. Homelessness is a well-known risk factor for entering the Juvenile Justice system. Whitelion’s specialist Youth Homelessness Worker provides vulnerable young people with intensive support. Let’s turn more young lives around.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$100
gives a young person new clothes and bedding

$1,000 pays for 5 young people to access vocational training courses

Continuing Multi-year Program

With One Voice – Redfern

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

Loneliness, and the depression which accompanies it, is the global epidemic of our era. Statistics show that 2 in 5 people feel socially isolated and unheard. This isolation leads to serious mental and physical health issues and great economic disadvantage.

With One Voice by Creativity Australia is alleviating loneliness, depression and isolation through a community choir creating new connections, and skills for people in need.

Funding will support local residents of Redfern, who would otherwise not be able to afford to participate in the life-changing With One Voice community choir programs in Sydney.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$100
will pay for a month of ‘suppers’ where choir members get to know each other

Continuing Multi-year Program

Yurungai Learning Centre – Redfern

Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Youth Charity, Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Whitelion,

Yurungai Learning Centre supports families living in the Waterloo Public Housing estate in Sydney with after-school services to 30-40 mostly Aboriginal primary school children.

Run by Barnardos, children receive nutritious daily meals, one-on-one tutoring, homework club, educational support and transport. They also enjoy cultural learning, creative activities, sports, dance, music and education in social skills and empowerment.

Yurungai works closely with parents, especially mothers, to ensure they are safe, connecting them also with culture and community.

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just
$100
 will provide culturally and age appropriate books for a child struggling to read

Continuing Multi-year Program

Parents Brigade – Redfern

Sydney Women's Fund, Inspiring Your Giving, Women Kind, Sydney charity, Domestic Violence, Girls and Boys Brigade Sydney

Within every community there are families living with complex and challenging risk factors, entering a cycle of disadvantage. Poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, family violence, unsafe housing, incarceration or physical/mental disability of a parent, all impact on their children’s wellbeing.

Girls & Boys Brigade are a critical support for children and young people who live with at least one of these risk factors, many with three or more.

With early intervention Parent Support and practical Food Hampers from city pantry, families receive flexible responsive care.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$500 will pay school fees, summer and winter uniforms for a family for a year

2020 New Project

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