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Warrnambool Standard Newspaper Article 11th January 2017

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16 Days of Activism

 

Brophy AGM - Tuesday 15 November 2016 

Brophy Foster Care Info Session - Thursday 24 November 2016 

 

 

MacKillop Family Services and Brophy Family Services desperate for carers

24 Sep 2016

More south-west children are in foster care due to an increase in substance abuse and domestic violence in the region.

MacKillop Family Services has experienced a 56 per cent increase in the number of children accessing care in the past 12 months. 

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Mrs Noye said on average 80 per cent of Brophy clients were in long-term care. 

“Ultimately we work with these families to get their children home,” Mrs Noye said.

“Our aim is not to have their child in foster care forever, it is about trying to get them linked in with family.” 

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Kulcha's Friday Feed - Free food to the community:

Rita and George are volunteers at the Friday Feed at Brophy Family and Youth Services.

The Friday Feed began 12 months ago in response to Homelessness Week.  Rita and George cook and serve delicious and nutritious meals to those in need.  They tell ABC Open about their insights into the issue of homelessness.

Link to full story:    https://open.abc.net.au/explore/142694

        

Homelessness Team @ Brophy

Brendan Maher, Youth Homelessness Senior Worker, and Peter Flanagan, Team Leader for the Youth Support Team at Brophy Family and Youth Services. The Specialist Homelessness Services have three workers located here in Warrnambool and one in Portland.
Their role is to work with young people aged 15 to 25, who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness and to help them to try to get into some sort of stable, secure and safe accommodation.
Are the many young people homeless in Warrnambool?

Link to full story:    https://open.abc.net.au/explore/142717

 

Chris’s Couch surfing experience

Couch surfing sucked. I gained a lot of weight because I wasn't able to find the foods that I needed. I was having to buy cup noodles and stuff like that, and I just got very, very sick from it. It affected my mental health and it affected my studies a lot. It just sucked, all of it.

Link to full story:  https://open.abc.net.au/explore/142683