Elderly homelessness in Australia: why are women at risk?
Research shows that 1 in 6 homeless people are aged 55 or older, while over the past decade the number of older homeless people increased by 49%. We examine the daily reality of being homeless, and why elderly women in particular are so at risk.
How one special person helped a single mum transform her life
Mum-of-four Nicole turned to the COACH Community Mentoring program to help her deal with grief, stress, financial issues and a drinking problem after a death in the family… and wound up making a friend for life.
September 2020 Community Grants announced
We’re so proud to announce the 24 incredible community projects to receive funding as part of our September 2020 grant round.
Why COVID-19 means more Australians are going hungry
We take a look at the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on unemployment, and how it affects food insecurity and hunger in Australia.
A kitchen that brings a community together
A Foundation Community Grant enabled not-for-profit organisation Prosper to start a community kitchen in Campsie; helping families in the area access fresh, heathy food; develop their cooking skills; and form new, supportive relationships.
Nathan lands his dream job before graduation
Nathan Stevens is an impressive young man who overcame a family tragedy to take charge of his future. Here, in his own words, he tells us about growing up, university life, and how being part of our Tertiary Scholarship Program helped him land a fantastic role.
Examples of modern slavery in Australia
It isn’t widely known, but modern slavery and human trafficking are happening in Australia. We all have a part to play in stamping out this horrendous practice – and step one is getting informed. Have a read of these recent examples of modern slavery in Australia so you can recognise when someone is being taken advantage of.
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