Illawarra Homelessness Week 2019

Illawarra Homelessness Week 2019

“Homelessness is not the cause of personal failings. The main cause of homelessness are poverty, unaffordable rents, and family violence.” With the support of Stockland Shellharbour, Lake Illawarra Police and Land and Housing Corporation, SAHSSI Illawarra ran a small community project for women within our specialist homelessness service who are on Newstart (with a focus on single women or single women with one child). SAHSSI were grateful to secure...
SAHSSI30 2019 Outcomes

SAHSSI30 2019 Outcomes

SAHSSI 30 on Saturday, 10th August was another fantastic event in the Shoalhaven that occurred in August.  Approximately 63 supporters braved the cold and windy Huskisson morning to participate in the 30 km round trip walk from Huskisson to Iluka Beach and return.  We had a hockey team, people from Sydney, people from Bowral, Fiona Phillips MP and her family and many local people, including those who have supported...
Gerringong Lions Club Donation

Gerringong Lions Club Donation

Thank you Gerringong Lions Club for ALL the community service volunteer work you do and the contributions you provide to the community. Your $2,000 donation is so appreciated and will go a long way towards our charitable purposes (increasing housing stock and providing much needed items for homeless women and children). We also loved the opportunity to come and have a...
Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018

If this isn’t what community spirit is about then I am not sure what is. What’s the old saying? It takes a village to raise children? The village certainly stepped in and lent a helping hand! This year, in the Illawarra we had over 30 different individuals/ organisations/ businesses reach out to see how they could help us provide support to 200 children and teens this year AND their...
Zonta Club of Wollongong

Zonta Club of Wollongong

Thanks, Zonta Club of Wollongong! For donating starter packs for our clients who are ready to move into their new home. Each Zonta member contributed to the pack, which makes it super special. They are so proud to be able to help women who exit homelessness into their own secure home. SAHSSI received 12 super tubs that also make a great washing basket, great thinking! Our thanks go to each...
Warilla High School Homelessness Sleep out for SAHSSI

Warilla High School Homelessness Sleep out for SAHSSI

What a compassionate pay it forward from Warilla High School who held their first homelessness sleep out this year back on the 7th September, coordinated by their SRC. SAHSSI were invited on the evening as guest presenters on the topic of homelessness with many questions asked from the kids. SAHSSI then received a donated gift of $450 raised! Warilla High School students were happy with money being spent on...