Join the Mercy Foundation in its efforts to end homelessness for the most vulnerable people in our community.
Women, trauma and homelessness
Research clearly demonstrates that people who are homeless have often experienced trauma in their lives. Trauma informed care (TIC) is an approach to understanding clients who have experienced trauma and interacting with them for more positive outcomes.
Affordable housing and homelessness
As you would be aware, the Mercy Foundation feels very strongly about the social justice issue of affordable housing. Too many people are locked out of the security and safety that housing provides. Too many people are homeless simply because of poverty and unaffordable housing.
You're invited to the launch of the research report, Older Women's Pathways out of Homelessness in Australia
On April 14, the Mercy Foundation will be hosting the launch of the research report Older Women's Pathways Out of Homelessness in Australia. The research was conducted by the University of Queensland for the Mercy Foundation. Our guest for the launch is the Hon. Anna Bligh. Spaces are limited!
Save the Date!
Please mark Sunday, 1st June in your diaries now!
We are hosting our first Charity Lunch with special guest Mr Hugh Mackay, who will be speaking about his book, The Good Life. The event will be held at “Harbourview” Northbridge Golf Club, Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge at 12 midday.
Thank you to our generous, young supporters
Thank you to the generous students of the Mercy Action Group at St Joseph's Mildura for their very generous donation of $400. We greatly appreciate your efforts.
We also thank Our Lady of Dolors Primacy school Chatswood for your donation of $125.
We are so grateful to have the support of school students who believe, like us, that it takes a community to end homelessness.
If you would like to help us end homelessness for the most vulnerable people living on our streets, please click here. Thank you.
Helping babies sleep safely
The rate of SIDS in Indigenous families residing in remote parts of Australia is up to 6 times higher than that in city areas. A small grant to NATSICC is helping provide education, cots and mattresses to help babies sleep safely.
Our Grannies are our Strength
A state-wide consultation with Aboriginal people was held in late 2013 to discuss current housing and homelessness issues that confront Aboriginal people, their families and their communities.There were two gatherings facilitated by Shelter SA. The report, "Our Grannies are our Strength", was published as a result of the two gatherings.
Teaching children essential skills
An intensive swimming program in Auburn has given seventy five children the essential skill of learning to swim. A group of thirty children were then taken on an excursion to "Wet and Wild" where they put their newly acquired skills to the test!
Mercy Foundation Youth Awards
The Mercy Foundation Youth Awards are on again this year. Primary and Secondary students from across Australia are invited to enter the competition. Offering $2,000 in prize money, the Youth Awards will be launched to coincide with Youth Homelessness Matters Day, on 9 April 2014. Details will be available on our website from April onwards.
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