9 Weeks to Christmas.

On the 9th week of Christmas my “Hub Family” gave to me some party food – lollies, chips, biscuits, nuts.
Who doesn’t love to celebrate Christmas with lots of nibbles to create the ultimate party mood.
Please either drop off to our donations centre: 34-40 Lady Penrhyn Drive, Unanderra (the old reintegration centre) or phone 4228 0955, email: info@wefh.org.au to organise for pick up.

10 Weeks to Christmas.

On the 10th week of Christmas my ‘Hub Family’ gave to me some instant Coffee or Hot chocolate. This can include small and large jars of plain or flavoured coffee. (Be sure to sing the jingle!)
Our clients would love to start the day by enjoying an awesome cup of coffee or yummy hot chocolate.
Please either drop off to our donations centre: 34-40 Lady Penrhyn Drive, Unanderra (the old reintegration centre) or phone 4228 0955, email: info@wefh.org.au to organise for pick up.

11 Weeks to Christmas.

On the 11th week of Christmas my ‘Hub Family’ gave to me some tinned ham! (Be sure to sing the jingle!)
This will help our clients to get into the Christmas spirit and create a delicious lunch or dinner.
Please either drop off to our donations centre: 34-40 Lady Penrhyn Drive, Unanderra (the old reintegration centre) or phone 4228 0955, email: info@wefh.org.au to organise for pick up

12 Weeks to Christmas.

Christmas has once again crept up on us this year and we need your help to provide to those who are doing it tough. If you want to get involved, then please participate in our 12 weeks of Xmas countdown. Thanks to Beau for his lovely picture to start off our countdown.
On the 12th week of Christmas my ‘Hub Family’ gave to me a $15 Opal card (Adult) (Be sure to sing the jingle!)
This will help our clients travel to property viewings, appointments and community supports.
Please either drop items to our donations centre in Unanderra or ring for pick up.

Thank you to Local MP Paul Scully for delivering food vouchers to WHH&HS.

We would like to Thank Local MP Paul Scully for dropping by today to deliver much needed food vouchers and support the work we are doing to help vulnerable community members. Last month we provided the following support with the generous donations from our community.
– 6720 nights of crisis accommodation provided
– 1050 Pre cooked meals
– 520 Food parcels and breakfast packs
– 14 Outreach days supporting rough sleepers
Without the financial and food donations we would not be able to provide such outcomes. When the community is facing the current challenges and we know more people than ever are reaching out for support, we continue to see the best of our community coming together to support our most vulnerable.

Food Donation Drive.

Hi there, we are organising from this week donation pick ups twice per week. We are especially after non-perishable food and packaged toilet paper for our Connection packs for distribution by our assertive outreach team to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. We are asking the Illawarra community that would like to be involved, to please donate one item or as much as you can. All you have to do is send a private message through our Facebook page or email derek@wefh.org.au with the following: name, address, phone number and instructions on where to find your donation (to reduce contact, hide it out of sight in front of your house away from pets). All personal details will be kept confidential.

 

A big thank you to the amazing staff from NSW Health (Illawarra).

WEFH would like to thank the amazing staff from NSW Health (Illawarra), Wollongong Homeless Hub staff and clients that helped make our pop up Covid clinic such a great success today. With 38 frontline staff and clients experiencing homelessness now having their first dose, by the end of August Wollongong Emergency Family Housing will have 99% of its staff fully vaccinated helping keep themselves, our vulnerable and wider community safe while continuing to deliver essential face to face services to those in need.

 

Homeless person week.

“At the start of Homeless person week, we call on understanding that homelessness can and is affecting everyone in our community and we echo the calls from Homelessness NSW in looking at beyond the pandemic to support people into long term safe and affordable housing.”

 

 

 

 

Homelessness Nsw

It took a pandemic for the NSW Government to accommodate those sleeping rough. And now, we know it can be done. But as income and job loss as well as rising rents across the state exert huge pressure in the community, do we accept that emergency, short term, responses are our only solution?
In #HomelessnessWeek21, will you join us to call for urgent social housing?

 

“Wollongong Homeless Hub are proud to partner with Housing Trust.

“Wollongong Homeless Hub are proud to partner with Housing Trust in being able to help people have the opportunity of safety and security while being supported to maintain stable accommodation. The Together Home program is a great example of when programs are targeted and funded well that great outcomes can be achieved and truly life changing”. WEFH are grateful to have dedicated professional staff like our Together Home Case worker Natalie to assist client’s transition from homelessness to home.

Last day to claim your EOFY Tax receipt.

It’s not how much you give, but where you give that could make all the difference right now. Giving local to support local
We know that every charity in Australia will be shaken by this pandemic; none more so than your grassroots local charities such as Wollongong Homeless Hub. We are asking donors to walk alongside us to support the work we do to assist our most vulnerable community members experiencing homelessness. Providing assertive outreach to rough sleepers, food parcels, opal cards, and fuel vouchers can all only continue with your help.
By giving to us we can give to you, providing a tax deductible receipt to claim this financial year.
Donate now by using the donate tab on our page or contact mandy@wefh.org.au.

7 days until EOFY

7 days until EOFY
It’s not how much you give, but where you give that could make all the difference right now.
We know that every charity in Australia will be shaken by this pandemic; none more so than your grassroots local charities such as Wollongong Homeless Hub. We are asking donors to walk alongside us to support the work we do to assist our most vulnerable community members experiencing homelessness. Providing assertive outreach to rough sleepers, food parcels, opal cards, and fuel vouchers can all only continue with your help.
By giving to us we can give to you, providing a tax deductible receipt to claim this financial year.
Donate now by using the donate tab on our page or contact mandy@wefh.org.au.

Youth Homelessness Matters, Support to recover from Homelessness.

Homelessness Nsw

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.
It takes two minutes. Sign here: https://everybodyshome.com.au/yhmd/

Wollongong Homeless Hub would like to thank everybody that provided donations for Easter for our families in crisis.

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.
* All photos used with consent.

Wollongong Homeless Hub Food Drive.

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 info@wefh.org.au or drop off to our premises.

 

International Women’s day.

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.
Mandy Booker CEO WEFH