For the first time ever, we held our AGM and launched our Annual Report online. Find out more about the year we've had, new Board members and more.
The Victorian Government's decision to carefully open up the community means some of our programs will be able to take steps towards ‘COVID-safe’ operations, while others will stay as they have been for the near future. Here’s an update on what we know so far.
Edward Chirenda has been a volunteer Live-In Mentor with Concern Australia for more than five years, showing great commitment to the wellbeing of multiple vulnerable young people he has shared a home with. "It really provides you with an opportunity to impact someone’s life!" he says.
Earlier this year April moved into one of our Inside Out homes as a volunteer live-in mentor supporting vulnerable young people as they learn to live independently. Find out why she took the plunge, and what it's been like during this extraordinary year.
This year our CREWY team has played a crucial role in helping young people in our Inside Out houses cope with community lockdowns with a rolling series of creative, often hilarious challenges and competitions. Find out more and have a look at some great images of the young people's creativity!
As more families find themselves in stressful situations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks to children grow. The 30th anniversary of Child Protection Week is an important reminder about protecting children in these unstable times.
Our teams keep adapting to support vulnerable young people during the pandemic. We recently introduced the Car Mechanic Simulator game for Hand Brake Turn students so they can continue their practical learning away from the workshop.
We’re adapting daily to ensure that the most vulnerable young people in our community get the support that they need in the safest possible way.
This week has seen the escalation of the Victorian State Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the state enters Stage 4 lockdown restrictions. A sobering thought as it coincides with Homelessness Week.