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.