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From left to right: Kaye Wilkie, Julie Wells, Annie Crowley, Brian Neale, Anne Goslett, Graeme James and Margaret Tierney.

Where government fails, individuals act. A new not-for-profit charity that aims to work with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has just been established for Byron Bay.

Called The SHIFT. Project, Byron, it aims to provide educational programs within a supported stable housing environment for women to shift from disadvantage to confidence and a motivation for well-being.

The acronym SHIFT stands for Sustainable, Holistic, Integrative, Focused and Transition.

Founder and manager, Anne Goslett, says the vision is that by 2020 we will have a self-sustaining, integrative community of women within the Byron region who have transitioned out of disadvantage.

‘The ongoing three-month curriculum will cover topics such as physical wellbeing, communication skills, social networking, relationship building and practical general skills that underpin living effectively within community.’

Byron Bay’s chamber of commerce, Byron United, are holding a lunch for International Women’s Day on March 6 and SHIFT are the charity of the day.

For more info visit www.shiftproject.org.au.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. At last. Help for women who are at risk of being homeless. So many women are held at ransom because of
    their inability to have a roof over their head, and the heads of their children.
    Congratulation to the team who are holding this together.

    • thanks for your words of encouragement Pam. If you were interested in becoming a member of The S.H.I.F.T. Project to receive updates etc… please contact me by email. Anne

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