While there are many government-funded initiatives and large charity organisations to help many people in our society, many others are forgotten and overlooked. They don’t fit the right criteria for existing funding, so we do what we can to make sure they don’t fall through the cracks.
Our Community Projects reach out to a wide range of people across the nation, encompassing:
- Youth at Risk
- Poor and Disadvantaged
Less than 3% of young people who live in foster care, kinship homes or group homes, have the opportunity to attend university compared to around 40% of youth from more stable home environments.
This unique program offers tertiary scholarships to disadvantaged youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to complete higher education. By empowering these young adults with an education, we open a world of opportunity to them, with many becoming role models within their family and communities.
Asylum Seeker Housing Project
Many asylum seekers have fled from highly unstable and traumatic circumstances. Most arrive with little more than the clothes on their back; they don’t know anyone and don’t know where to find the help they need.
Providence House provides a safe place for these displaced people until they can access more formal channels of assistance. In addition to a roof over their heads, the home provides food, basic healthcare, help learning English and employment opportunities (for those allowed to work).
To make a difference in the life of someone dealing with hardship, donate to the Sisters of Charity Foundation today.