All new mothers want the best for their babies – a safe home, plenty of love, security, support and a future where they thrive.
These aspirations can appear unattainable to young mums who might be struggling with past traumas; a lack of support, appropriate role models; and long term financial disadvantage.
“This grant will help us support women who have experienced hardship in many different forms, providing them with a key worker and assisting to build stronger involvement within our community. With this support women in the community will gain confidence and life skills to break generational cycle’s, are more likely to remain engaged and are more likely to achieve long-term employment and financial independence, which will positively impact their lives and their children’s.”
– Michelle Polidano, SPACE. Supporting Parents Access to Childcare & Education
This initiative assists young mothers to re-engage with education and strengthen their community networks. Young mums can undertake online Certificate II/III courses with program support across coursework and childcare/social services available within the same location. A dedicated early childhood educator will provide consistent and expert childcare and modelling for parents.
A special thanks to Grosvenor Foundation for supporting this project.
A mentoring and leadership program for young women, helping them to engage with their local community.
A volunteer and training program for women in prisons.
Teaching young women and gender non-conforming young people media and broadcasting skills.
Working with women who are financially excluded to enhance their small business skills and increase their capacity to earn a steady income.
So that in this lifetime we can be: