Working poor struggle to afford housing

from  That is the findings of a recent forum held by St George and Sutherland Housing Interagency on housing affordability in the region. The so-called “working poor” were among those hardest hit by a lack of affordable housing, said Orana (Shire Community Services) manager Elizabeth O’Neil. She said many workers could not afford housing […]

Reaching out: Necessities for daily life given to homeless

     From Nov. 11, 2015   SUTHERLAND Shire-based charity Reaching has thanked 20 volunteers who helped compile emergency packs for homeless people in Sutherland Shire. The president of Reaching, John Soliman, said the volunteers from Mirvac spent time putting soap, toothbrushes, rain ponchos and other essentials in backpacks for homeless locals. He said more […]

Sutherland Shire mums are being given a helping hand through the Orana Early Support Program.

This story appeared in the St George Leader Feb 12, 2016 Maxine Lambert, of Sutherland Shire, is a busy mother-of-three who sometimes needs an extra helping hand. She is one of the many shire parents who have benefited from the Orana Early Support Project. The home visiting project links volunteers with parents of babies […]