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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

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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