Christmas Toy Drive Launch
31 October 2022
The Christmas tree is up, and we are collecting new and unwrapped toys for my Annual Christmas Toy Drive. All toys will be donated to local women's refuges across the Illawarra and South Coast.
I want to thank Lesley from Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) for joining me today to launch this initiative.
All toys can be dropped off to my office at 247 Princes Highway Corrimal. Please donate if you can.
Homeless Hub Re-launch
23 September 2022
The rain stayed away for the official re-opening of our Shoalhaven Homeless Hub. Thank you to Uncle Sonny Simms for your welcome to country and Joel for performing the smoking ceremony.
Thank you to Hon. Natasha Maclaren Jones for officially opening today's proceedings.
We would also like to acknowledge Mayor Amanda Findley, Deputy Mayor Liza Butler, DCJ delegates, Woolworths Bomaderry, Nowra Police Area Commander, Nowra local fire brigade, Unions Shoalhaven and all our Hub supporters.
Funding Announcement for the Hub!
5 May 2022
Today Minister Natasha Maclaren-Jones joined by MP Shelley Hancock announced $60,000 funding to subsidise our Shoalhaven Homeless Hub rent for two years in our new premises. We are so grateful for the Ministers support and also the support from DCJ. We are pleased to secure another home for our hub. We will provide further details regarding our new location in the coming weeks.
29 April 2022
Today, Sen. Jenny McAlliser and Fiona Phillis MP visited the Shoalhaven Homeless Hub to announce an additional $1.5 million towards crisis accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence for the South Coast and Southern Highlands as well as 13 additional community support workers. SAHSSI welcomes the announcement for additional funding and support to our sector.