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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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Chrisitne

15 Aug 2018

Ballarat is too cold to ignore this issue, homelessness could happen to any of us if our circumstances change, this is too large an issue to ignore. we need to act and well done for putting this project up. good luck,

Angevb

14 Aug 2018

The homeless need a safe and warm place to sleep, keep up the good work and good luck, hope you get the money

kmundy

14 Aug 2018

This will help more than just the rough sleepers, Keep up the good work, I hope you get the money you require to continue helping the disadvantaged people in our community.

AMeehan

14 Aug 2018

Make it happen

MCushing

14 Aug 2018

Worthy cause

RSvensson

14 Aug 2018

Ballarat is way to cold for any person to not have a warm place to sleep

Callans

13 Aug 2018

I hope this project can help more homeless people find safety and shelter.

David

13 Aug 2018

let us hope we can give the homeless in Ballarat some safe options .

jill@blueartz.com.au

13 Aug 2018

Worthwhile project