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Homeless person

Providing a pathway from Homelessness in Ballarat

Meals, skills training and extreme weather accommodation in central Ballarat

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Deb

Project partner: Uniting Ballarat

Budget

$184,533.00

Votes

581 votes received

BreezeWay Meals Program, established 20 years ago, serves 64 meals daily, without Government funding, to Ballarat’s severely disadvantaged. However it has outgrown current facilities. Alfredton Rotary and Uniting Ballarat will create a commercial kitchen and cafe space, relocating the program to a larger, safer, more accessible space, allowing hospitality skills training to our community's most disadvantaged people. Office space enabling support workers to consult easily with clients and extra training space, creates further training possibilities. We will also create a warm, secure resting place for rough-sleepers during extreme cold, extreme heat, flooding and storms. Toilet, shower and laundry facilities included.

Our community's severely disadvantaged people identified lack of skills and community connections as major factors in their disadvantage. This project aims to address these needs with training facilities and the eventual creation of a cafe that is open to the public, staffed by participants in Uniting's programs, thus enhancing client well-being, confidence, independence and living skills. The BreezeWay relocation provides improved safety and accessibility for clients, increased capacity to meet demand for meals, and safer, more functional kitchen premises to sustain the program.
A safe extreme weather space has obvious benefits to our rough sleepers and further creates community connectedness.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Deb

Project partner: Uniting Ballarat

Budget

$184,533.00

Votes

581 votes received

Comments

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Danielle

17 Sep 2018

Great project

Kristy Ward

12 Sep 2018

Fantastic idea

thoughtful

10 Sep 2018

Let's make this happen!

Athenna

10 Sep 2018

A great initiative

KarenJSanders

07 Sep 2018

A wonderful initiative.

Tony27

07 Sep 2018

Housing is key in building healthy individuals and communities. A great project, best of luck.

inthevalley

06 Sep 2018

Excellent idea. Good luck with this proposal :)

tina.s

06 Sep 2018

Excellent project that will absolutely change some people's lives.

Ballarat1

06 Sep 2018

Good luck, worthwhile venture

dokelly

06 Sep 2018

Well done to Alfredton Rotary

BrianBen

05 Sep 2018

A very good cause. Good luck with getting the funding.

Skinnyman

05 Sep 2018

Alfredton Rotary Club making a difference tackling a big problem. Well done and good luck

gitte_lindgaard@carleton.ca

05 Sep 2018

Good on you, Alfredton Rotarians. Fingers crossed you'll get there!

ElissaRitchie9

05 Sep 2018

Well Done Alfredton Rotary Club

JoyRothwell

05 Sep 2018

Great work being undertaken by the Rotary Club of Alfredton.

Ivanovna

03 Sep 2018

I hope you reach your goal its a great project

spudge

29 Aug 2018

It would be a terrible thing not to have a home!

Alan

28 Aug 2018

Great idea

Kgs

24 Aug 2018

An excellent idea. I hope you receive what you are aiming for. We take all that for granted.

Jellyrolljane

23 Aug 2018

We just cant ignore this problem

janefrances

21 Aug 2018

An excellent project that will achieve real outcomes for Ballarat an the community.

mmd

16 Aug 2018

This sounds like a great idea.

Harry

16 Aug 2018

exactly the kind of program Ballarat needs!

pjhughes

15 Aug 2018

Very worthwhile aim to help people in difficult situations in the present but even more worthwhile to help provide a future

PMF Donovan

15 Aug 2018

With housing prices and unemployment on the rise, and the increasing push to privatise the healthcare and education systems, homelessness in Australia is at an all time high. It's more important now than ever to support every effort to combat homelessness.