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Healthy & Cohesive Communities Impact Stories
Life Saving Employment Pathways
Many young refugees find settling into school in Australia very challenging. Learning a new language, an interrupted education, childhood trauma, and differences in customs and culture can make school a very daunting place.
Palliative Care Access for Culturally Diverse Communities
In Victoria, there is a significant and growing population of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. By the year 2026, 28 per cent of people from CALD communities will be over 80 years of age. Statistically, these men and women are much less likely to access palliative care services in comparison with the wider population.
Hello Sunday Morning
In 2013, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation made a grant of $100,000 to Hello Sunday Morning, a website and app that helps Melbourne residents and visitors who are concerned about their alcohol consumption.
The Reach Foundation has launched Reach Enterprises, a new social enterprise delivering corporate workshops to provide revenue for the organisation’s work with young people.
Arts Access Victoria
Connecting the Dots, a new initiative from Arts Access Victoria is helping young people with mental illness access the arts as part of their recovery.
A $32,000 grant is helping Smiling Mind deliver free online mindfulness meditation tools specially designed to improve the mental health of young people.