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The 3rd week till Christmas

On the 3rd week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me Coffee, Christmas fruit cake/ pudding and custard, snack food, assorted biscuits, $10.00 food/entertainment vouchers, bottled water, salted/ chocolate nuts, soft drink/ cordial, potato chips and a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

This can include small jars of plain or flavored coffee, coffee bags, coffee sachet etc. Preference for drop off is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong. Thank you Lance for taking the time to create this weeks Christmas picture…it looks great! 🤶 🎅

Many thanks to everyone who have been collecting and donating for our 12 Weeks till Christmas Hamper fundraiser.

 

4th week till Christmas

On the 4th week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me Christmas fruit cake/ pudding and custard, snack food, assorted biscuits, $10.00 food/entertainment vouchers, bottled water, salted/ chocolate nuts, soft drink/ cordial, potato chips and a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

Preference for drop off is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong. Thank you Evie for taking the time to create this weeks Christmas picture…it looks great! 🤶 🎅

Many thanks to everyone who have been collecting and donating for our 12 Weeks till Christmas Hamper fundraiser.

5th Week till Christmas

On the 5th week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me snack food, assorted biscuits, $10.00 food/entertainment vouchers, bottled water, salted/ chocolate nuts, soft drink/ cordial, potato chips and a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

This can include muesli bars, breakfast biscuits, cheese snacks, fruit bars etc. Preference for drop off is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong. Thank you Tom for taking the time to create this weeks Christmas picture…it looks great! 🤶 🎅

Many thanks to everyone who have been collecting and donating for our 12 Weeks till Christmas Hamper fundraiser.

Regional Achievement and Community Awards

On Friday night we were able to represent our service by attending the Regional Achievement and Community Awards in Orange, as a Finalist. Unfortunately we did not place in our category, but that’s o k we will give it another go next year! There were so many deserving organisations on the night and would like to pass on our congratulations to them.

 

6th week till Christmas

On the 6th week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me assorted biscuits, $10.00 food/entertainment vouchers, bottled water, salted/ chocolate nuts, soft drink/ cordial, potato chips and a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

This can include cream filled, savoury – rice or wheat, wafers, crackers etc. Preference for drop off is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong. Thank you Olivia for creating this master piece…it looks great! .🤶 🎅

Many thanks to everyone who have been collecting and donating for our 12 Weeks till Christmas Hamper fundraiser.

 

7th Week of Christmas

On the 7th week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me $10.00 food/entertainment vouchers, bottled water, salted/ chocolate nuts, soft drink/ cordial, potato chips and a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

Wow I can’t believe we are less than 7 weeks away till Christmas, this year we thought we would ask for $10.00 food vouchers so that individuals/ families could purchase some fresh food to go with their hampers, or if you are able to donate an entertainment voucher for example a cinema, bowling, play centre, flip out voucher etc, for the children to have something exciting to do in the school holidays. Preference for drop off is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong. Thank you Lance for creating this master piece…it looks great! .🤶

Thank you also to everyone who has currently been collecting and donating for our 12 Weeks till Christmas Hamper fundraiser.

Breakfast with ITree

We would like to say thank you to Ben, Nadia and the team of volunteers from Itree for helping out during our Breakfast Program last Friday.

Our hub family are so used to feeling that people forget them or don’t want to listen to their stories. We would like to share some of the feedback we received from our clients on the morning – “it was nice for people to take time and show that they care and listen to us” and “ so they wanted to help us even though we are homeless ?” I would like to personally thank-you and your team for showing such genuine care and compassion for our hub family. It is extremely important to myself and our organisation that our clients are given the dignity and respect that they deserve and you certainly did this 😀.

 

8th Week till Christmas

On the 8th week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me bottled water, salted/ chocolate nuts, soft drink/ cordial, potato chips and a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

(this week can include any type of bottled water 300ml – 600ml). Preference for drop off is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong. Thank you to Innella (6 yrs old) one of our younger artist for creating this fabulous art piece this week…it looks amazing.

 

Thank you from our Client

This week we received this beautiful thank you from one our clients, that we wanted to share with you.

‘Our tenant Smith secured a private rental and left our transitional property yesterday with two young children, when our tenant handed the keys back, Smith dropped off some flowers and chocolates for all staff and a beautiful thank you card for the staff at the Homeless Hub’ (name has been changed)

We are so proud and grateful to have been apart of this amazing family’s journey. A special acknowledgement to the wonderful work our Tenancy Officer has done to help this family achieve this outcome.

9th Week till Christmas

On the 9th week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me salted/ chocolate nuts, soft drink/ cordial, potato chips and a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

(this week can include any type of nuts, tv mixes, flavoured nuts) Preference for drop is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong. Thank you Lucas for creating this wonderful art piece this week…it looks fantastic.

10th Week till Christmas

On the 10th week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me soft drink/ cordial, potato chips and a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

(this week can include flavoured drinks including soft drink, cordial, ice tea, flavoured mineral water, juice) Preference for drop is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong. Thank you Remi for creating our art piece this week…it looks amazing.

POSITION VACANT – Casual Housing Tenancy Support Worker

Wollongong Emergency Family Housing Inc. (WEFH) provides assistance to the homeless and those at imminent risk of homelessness. The “Homeless Hub” is a vibrant busy service providing the only drop in assistance to the homeless in the Wollongong area. WHH is funded by Family and Community Services through Service Support Funding and the role of the organisation is to fill gaps in the current homelessness sector.  WEFH also provides limited transitional accommodation for families and individuals in crisis.  Housing Support and Case management is provided by Housing Support Workers to assist families and individuals, address their needs and support them in the transition to secure housing options.

A position exists for a Housing Tenancy Support Officer (Casual) to join our team. This position pertains to child related employment and a Working with Children and Criminal Check is required.

The successful applicant will be paid under SCHADS Award based upon experience /qualifications and is eligible for Salary Sacrifice.

Hours: CASUAL

The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Work collaboratively with staff and other service delivery teams to enhance access, effectiveness and quality of service delivery and client outcomes.
  • Support the Team Leader and Tenancy Officer in the implementation and maintenance review of service programs.
  • Ensure community based care and support work delivered by the team using a holistic person centred approach.
  • Experience working with vulnerable families and individuals

 Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications and relevant experience in the Community Services sector in particular working with the homeless
  • Experience working with vulnerable families and individuals and Understanding of the issues associated with homelessness
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a case load and case planning, including with persons with complex needs (e.g drug and alcohol issues along with homelessness, mental health, contact with criminal justice system).
  • Experience in social or affordable housing
  • Detailed knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act and experience liaising with Government and community based organisations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competency with MS Office Programs and Property Management Databases including experience in computerised data collection.
  • Knowledge of current legislation of mandatory reporting
  • Knowledge and experience of liaising with Government and community based organisations and resources
  • Ability to work as a part of a team in a flexible highly motivated busy  environment
  • Knowledge of current Work Health and Safety Legislation
  • Current, unencumbered NSW Drivers Licence.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Demonstrated group work skills

 It is a requirement of this position that applicants who apply must have or must be willing to apply for a valid National Police Check, a Working with Children Check and a valid Vulnerable Persons Check

Please forward your written application addressing all of the selection criteria along with your resume including two current referees. Applications addressed to: The General Manager Private and Confidential and emailed to: info@wefh.org.au

Further enquiries contact 4228 0955.  Click on link to view job description JD Housing Support_Tenancy Worker_Casual

Applications Close: 29 October 2018 at 5pm

Brokerage support program

Good-morning Hub Family, we would like to give you an update on our Brokerage Support Program from 2017/2018 and would like to thank those who support this program as it would not be possible without the generosity and support of our community. Through the Homeless Hub program we were able to provide:
– 103 tents/swags
– 9 court and employment outfits
– 14 education and training
– $2009 was spent on emergency accommodation
– 268 items of furniture/white goods
– 1647 shower/ laundry use
– $5561 rent payments prevent loss of property
– 324 opal card top-ups
– 7223 hygiene pack handed out
– 27 petrol vouchers
– $765 new clothing packs
– 2560 jocks and socks
– 109 health/prescriptions
– 4410 food parcels handed out
– 4 hospital packs

If you would like to know more about our programs, and what we have provided please click on the link to view our 2017/18 Annual Report. http://www.wefh.org.au/…/2018/10/2017_2018-Annual-Report.pdf

 

11 Weeks till Christmas

On the 11th week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me potato chips and a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

(this week can include flavoured chips, pretzels, corn chips or popcorn) Preference for drop is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong. Thank you Bella for your wonderful drawing.

12 Week’s till Christmas fundraiser

Hello Hub Family – its that time of year again that we call for your support in our 12 Weeks til Christmas hamper fundraiser. On the 12th week till Christmas our ‘Hub Family’ gave to me a mixed bag of lollies (be sure to sing the tune!!)

Preference for drop is Friday’s between 8.30am – 4.30pm 1/1 Young Street Wollongong

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Posted by Santa Claus on Friday, 28 September 2018

People’s Choice Award Voting Open

Hi Everyone,

Voting has started for the People’s Choice Award as part of the Regional Achievement & Community Awards, which we are finalist. Click on the link to cast your vote https://poll.app.do/2018nswracapoll. You can vote once a day. Poll closes midnight Monday 12 November 2018. Our photo is in the second last row.

Finalist 2018 Regional Achievement Award

We are extremely proud to announce that we are now one of four finalist for the Awards Australia Business Achievement Award, part of the 2018 NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Look out for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ on facebook and cast your vote.