Working poor struggle to afford housing

from www.theleader.com.au  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 www.theleader.com.au 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 …

Challenges of Parenting Adult Children(COPAC)

This support group is for parents who have a teenage or adult child who is experiencing a mental health issue or has a drug and alcohol problem and with whom you are experiencing anxiety, stress or domestic related issues.  Come along and hear our guest speakers as they deliver relevant and interesting information and gain …

Parenting Teens for busy Parents

This 5 week Parenting Teens course will commence on Wednesday 9th March at Orana, 3a Stapleton Avenue, Sutherland from 7:00-8:30pm.  To register please phone 95218280.  Costs is $75 which includes resources and refreshments.  Please click “More” to view details in Parenting Teenagers for Busy Parents Term 1 2016

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   http://www.theleader.com.au/story/3723600/helping-hand-for-sutherland-shire-mums/ 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 …