Request to support the women's early intervention program (disadvantaged women in the community)
Hello, I am the primary key worker for a women's intention program in North Melbourne. The program supports disadvantaged women from all walks of life facing all kinds of hardships. The one hardship they all have in common is homelessness. We aim to holistically support them to establish a tenancy and address the barriers preventing them from sustaining this tenancy.
My clients are from all over Melbourne and i drive to them and meet at a cafe. i was once able to buy them coffee and sometimes a treat or breakfast, however my program no longer provides funding for this. My client turn over is every 6 weeks, and my case load can be up to 15 at a time. This means we support over 60 clients a year.
I am requesting support to assist our program in buying coffee and food for clients who would otherwise not be able to buy it themselves. Buying a coffee for a client helps build trust in someone who has been betrayed, and lost hope many times over.
Thank you from all of us.
North Melbourne VIC 3051