Issam Alameh has joined our Living, Learning & Earning team as our Financial Inclusion Support Worker. He’s one of the seven new staff members who have come on board through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.
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.
We were delighted to welcome Geoff Manton to the Concern Australia family in February in the newly-created role of General Manager Education, Enterprise and Innovation. As part of the Executive Team, Geoff's role will include growing the life-changing work of our education programs, Hand Brake Turn and Values for Life.
Jon Ma joined the Concern Australia Board in 2018. With David Eldridge stepping down from the Board, Jon has taken on the important role of Board Chair. We sat down with Jon to ask a few questions about his experience, background, and why he's passionate about Concern Australia's work.
At the end of last year we said goodbye to Hand Brake Turn Manager Ian Dubbeld, who is moving on to a new season after three years developing and building the program across our north-west and south-east metropolitan Melbourne sites.
We were delighted to welcome David Eldridge AM back on to the Concern Australia Board as Board Chair in February 2018. His connection with the Concern Australia story goes back much longer. He served on the Board in the late 1990s, and was a member of our Advisory Group [...]
Rebecca Taggart is an experienced youth worker who has been with Concern Australia for the past year. She started working across both our Hand Brake Turn and Inside Out programs, and now is a full-time case worker in the Projects & Innovation team for Inside Out. This team [...]
A Mother's love and resilience We were inspired to hear Sharon's story, a mother of a LiveWires participant, who has faced adversity with strength and resilience. Sharon grew up in Country Victoria, born in Benalla. A lot of her 20s and early 30s was spent travelling [...]
To commemorate Youth Week, Concern Australia would like to highlight profiles of two inspiring young men. It was a beautiful sunny day when Nathan randomly dropped into Hand Brake Turn to say g’day and have a chat to a couple of his old trainers. We took [...]
Concern Australia Board, Staff and Volunteers were deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of Rev Dr John Smith, the founder of Concern Australia (previously Care & Communication Concern), the founding President of the God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club, Melbourne, Truth & Liberation Concern and St Martin’s [...]