In May we’re hosting Walk in My Shoes, a dynamic new exhibition that gives voice to young people experiencing homelessness.
On 31 March we were delighted to welcome Katie Hall, MP for Footscray, and special guests to our Braybrook site for a milestone event that covered a lot of exciting territory, looking back on where we have come from, and stepping into the future. Click through to find out more.
Manmeet lost her job when the pandemic started and spent six months unemployed and isolated at home. Then Working for Victoria gave her the opportunity to get back to work helping people who had been affected. We're thrilled to now have her as part of our team!
Thanh moved to Australia as a refugee with his parents when he was just one year old. Now he's determined to support young people through his new role with Concern Australia. "I’ve always wanted to give back and serve my community in a meaningful way. Now I’m doing it in this area. It’s so good."
Ella Crosling has recently joined our team as one of our new Youth Engagement Resource Officers, based at our south-east Melbourne site in Dandenong. She is one of seven new staff members employed through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.
In the next two months our Steps Outreach Service is running a couple of cool competitions that give young people the opportunity to let their creativity shine while raising awareness and understanding about youth homelessness.
We recently welcomed Florent Soli to the Concern Australia team as our new Multicultural Engagement Officer, a role created in partnership with Working for Victoria.
The New Year began with the first outing for our latest Hand Brake Turn venture – a 1-week Taster course in automotive skills designed to give young people a relaxed and fun introduction to working with vehicles.
The COVID-19 pandemic meant many young people like Meghna lost their jobs. This week, we welcomed Meghna and four other new team members through the Victorian Government's Working for Victoria initiative, getting Victorians back into work.
We’re proud to announce that we have filled seven newly-created roles through the $500 million Working for Victoria initiative, part of the Victorian Government’s response to the impact of the global pandemic.