From Aeroplane competitions, raffles and coin toss games our trivia/bingo night was a great success and raised $3,900 that will help support Wollongong Homeless Hub in delivering the much needed services to people experiencing homelessness in the Illawarra.
We would like to thank all the donors, our Wonderful MC Tim , volunteers on the night and the collegians Wollongong.
Today, on Youth Homelessness Matters Day #YHMD, we’re urging you to take action. Please sign this petition to Minister for Education and Youth, Alan Tudge, to tell him young people who are homeless need:
Adequate income support to afford rent.
Access to social housing.
Support to recover from homelessness and to connect with education.
Wollongong Homeless Hub would like to thank everybody that provided donations so we could provide a little Easter fun to our families in crisis accommodation this Easter. Thank you to our Hub bunnies that took time out of a busy schedule to deliver the goodies.
We also had one lucky winner of our colouring in competition that received an extra surprise.
Wollongong Homeless Hub is conducting a food drive, as it is coming up to the colder months. If you would like to donate, drop off points are at Surf Dive N Ski Wollongong Mall, Bendigo Bank Fairy Meadow, Lederer Corrimal and OMF Warrawong. Otherwise if you would like us to pick up, please email us on email@example.com or drop off to our premises.
After not having the fundraising opportunities last year, we hope everyone is able to come along and support Wollongong Homeless Hub’s 2021 fundraiser. Trybooking link is https://www.trybooking.com/BPUJU
Today I reflect on how fortunate I am to be surrounded by strong and resilient Women in my professional and personal life, grateful for the amazing women and Men in my life that give me the inspiration and support that motivates me to continue with a commitment to providing people experiencing homelessness with a pathway forward that gives dignity and respect.
This year theme International Women’s day #choosetochallenge reminds me of the need to challenge the stigma and judgement for those that are experiencing homelessness and replace it with understanding and empathy.
Let’s all choose to have a commitment to end homelessness not because it’s a political statement but because we as a community will accept nothing less than a safe and affordable place to call home for all.
Thank you to the three Hungry Jack’s stores who did a donation drive for the month. Without these donations we wouldn’t be able to make food parcels for our rough sleepers and for those in the community who need assistance. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your group or workplace would like to participate in a collection.
The efforts of a little village craft shop in a Yorkshire village sent one thousand dollars and our helpers from Wollongong all used their discount at Spotlight and other shopping to generate $1500 dollar plus for the day the goods were delivered to the hub. Thanks local volunteer Jennie and friends for co-ordinating the donation.
Due to the Covid outbreak, we are requesting that all donations to the service be arranged as a pick up, so as to keep our clients and community safe. We ask that items be placed out on verandas where possible so as to limit contact. Please send us a private message or ring on 4228 0955 for this to be organised.
It is that time of year again when many of you will start to wind down for some much-needed R&R and a chance to spend time with family and friends to enjoy the festive season. Before you do, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients and community and the biggest Thanks to WEFH staff and volunteers for your continued support throughout 2020 and remind you of some of the highlights in year like no other:
– Stayed front line and face to face service delivery throughout a global pandemic!
– Distributed 220 Christmas Hampers and over $3,500 entertainment, food and travel vouchers
– Over 11000 breakfasts
– 14,000 nights of crisis accommodation provided in 2020
– 11 Together Home participants transitioned from rough sleeping to successfully housed with ongoing support
– Over 3000 food hampers through 2020 – all from community donations
– Over 2000 drop in clients to our homeless hub
– Opening of our first 8 room shared house for ladies over 25
– 22 families (60 children) supported with Transitional housing in our community houses
– Launch of our Wollongong Homeless Hub mobile App.
Thank you to Big T’z Canteen for their very generous donation of plastic containers, cups, serviettes, forks, plates and other items. These containers will support our breakfast program as we continue take away breakfast for our rough sleepers due to COVID 19. A big thank you also to 1st Class Removals who delivered all the items to our premises.