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NAIDOC Creating Cooinda

We had an amazing day today at our NAIDOC Event ‘Creating Cooinda – Connecting Community with Culture’, held in McCabe Park, thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed a day of cultural activities including basket weaving, dot painting, jewellery making, spice sampling and tried a Kangaroo sausage.

Thank you to the The Bush Tucker Shop for assisting with supplying items for the spice sampling stall, Spring Harvest for our basket weaving stall, Rotary for helping with our BBQ and Merryn from AMS. Thank you also to Alison, Staff and Volunteers of Wollongong Emergency Family Housing.

 

Thank you Cinnamon Twist

Facebook Post Tag from Cinnamon Twist Wrap up Homelessness fundraiser

Well that’s a 🧣WRAP for our ‘Wrap up Homelessness Fundraiser’ for the Wollongong Homeless Hub! ❄️ Our wonderful students at Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance managed to raise $435 to help support Illawarra people who are living rough this winter. 🙏

The funds have been handed over to the Homeless Hub and they are super pleased with this effort! 👏

I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and especially to the businesses who donated the awesome prizes for our event! Wildfire Jewels for incredible crystal jewellery, Rodney Rude for his donation of signed shirt and DVD, to Renee Tsiantarlis of Renee’s Swiss Skin Care & Cosmetics for her beautiful skin products, and to Pauline at Bright and Shining Cleaning Service for her voucher donation. Congrats to our winners! 🏆 Check out our students wearing their beanies and scarves to class! 🧢🧣👒

— with Mel Robson, Jessica ‘Jae’ Sadler, Sarah Gabriel and 18 others at Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance.

Thank you

Thank you Easy Yum Cafe and Horizon Credit Union for Wrapping Up for Homelessness.

Market Day

Today as part of Wrap Up Homelessness we held a free market day at Myuna Way Complex, using the donations we’ve received from the Illawarra Community.

Also thank you to everyone who is participating and raising funds for Wrap Up Homelessness here are some photos from Wellways, Dapto View Club and Family and Community Services, wrapping up for homelessness.

Thanks Lindsay Park

Oodles of noodles!
Big thanks to Lindsay Park Public School who have kicked off Wrap up Homelessness week with a massive donation that will help fill our food packs for rough sleepers!
Are you Wrapping up for Homelessness? There’s still time! Send us an email at info@wefh.org.au to register

Put yourself in his shoes

Wrap Up Homelessness Week – Starts tomorrow Monday 4 June to 8 June. We are inviting the public to host a fundraising day by wrapping up and wearing a scarf, shawl, wrap or beanie and collecting a gold coin donation at work, school, church/ community group, or even you local sporting club. If you are interested in supporting ‘Wrap up Homelessness’ week email info@wefh.org.au to register. Every dollar counts when you have nothing, please help us raise funds to help those who are going without in our local community.

Thank you Allen Family

Thank you Allen Family for taking the time to put these food packs together. We will be using them to hand out to our rough sleepers when we do outreach.

the face of homelessness is changing

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are inviting the public to host a fundraising day by wrapping up and wearing a scarf, shawl, wrap or beanie and collecting a gold coin donation at work, school, church/ community group, or even your local sporting club. If you are interested in supporting ‘Wrap up Homelessness’ week email info@wefh.org.au to register.

Every dollar counts when you have nothing, please help us raise funds to help those who are going without in our local community.

Wrap up Homelessness Week

Wollongong Homeless Hub is asking you to wrap up for homelessness from June 4 – 8!

Wrap up Homelessness is an initiative to raise awareness about individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness.  The Hub aims to raise $5000 to support those in need, but we need your help.

The hub is seeing more and more middle income individuals and families seeking assistance through our service that are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness, because they are just not able to meet rental payments in current unstable housing market.  These are people who have full-time employment, who have never had to access these service supports before and who often have good rental history – they simply cannot afford the increased rents in private market.  With additional people accessing the Hub we the help of our supporters more than ever to provide material and financial assistance in an emergency situations.  This may be used to meet a variety of needs which may include prescription medication, food vouchers, opal cards, travel to escape DV, emergency accommodation, tents/swags, petrol vouchers, support for homeless who are hospitalized etc.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We are inviting the public to host a fundraising day by wrapping up and wearing a scarf, shawl, wrap or beanie and collecting a gold coin donation at work, school, church/ community group, or even you local sporting club.  If you are interested in supporting ‘Wrap up Homelessness’ week email info@wefh.org.au to register.

Every dollar counts when you have nothing, please help us raise funds to help those who are going without in our local community.

 

Albion Park Family – news article

Quote from article “Mandy Booker, Manager WHH,has seen a rise in demand for services from working families. These families face extra barriers due to their inability to be able to connect with services during work hours, often leaving it too late. Through our early intervention tenancies at risk Glider Project we have identified this as of of the hurdles, along with the inability to attend appointments and viewing times for property inspections that clash with work hours…..Real Estate Agents can also refer their tenants to the Glider Project as soon as they know that the tenant needs to vacate…..”

https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5374068/we-will-be-homeless-by-saturday-albion-park-familys-plea/

 

Updated Hub Services Schedule

Good afternoon Hub Community attached is our updated service flyer. We have extended our drop in service time to 3pm. IRT are also coming on board for outreach on a Monday.

 

My Health Record

My Health Record is the of the national digital health record system. Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, and test or scan reports can be digitally available in one place. For information click of the link. https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/

 

High School Social Justice Group

Over the last few weeks we have had a number of High Schools support Wollongong Homeless Hub, including Edmund Rice College Wollongong, Mount Annan Christian College and Albion Park High School. Students from Edmund Rice College organised a food drive of non-perishables to assist with our rough sleeper packs. Students of Mount Annan Christian College visited Wollongong Homeless Hub and volunteered their time to serve breakfast and learn about what we do as a service to support the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Students from Albion Park High School raised funds for the hub. We would like to say thank you to all the student’s, teachers and parents who gave up their time to support the client’s Wollongong Homeless Hub.

Fun at the Trivia Night

What a fantastic night we had at our very first Trivia Night. There was lots of laughs and even singing to Disney’ Aladdin ‘A whole new world’ – thank you Jason, even the art form of making and creating flight with a paper aeroplane 😉 Of course the night would not have been possible with out the help and support of staff and volunteer donating their time, Collegians for hosting the event, our wonderful sponsors for donating prizes and to Jason thank you for MC the night.