Provide Life Aid
The focus for women in early adulthood includes settling into careers, relationships, adjusting to greater independence, and parenthood. So when a young woman receives a cancer diagnosis, their focus is diverted to survival.
Our mission is to support, empower and enhance the lives of young women affected by cancer with resources, services, and community engagement.
Our Navigational Carer service aims to alleviate the anxiety and effort of sourcing (non-medical) support while they undergo treatment.
Cancer Chicks services are cost-free, whether emotional, social, practical, or for financial support. This includes workplace assistance, temporary physical support, or transport and accommodation for chemotherapy sessions. We also remain in constant contact with affected young women, to support them along their journey.
Clean The Sea
Over 160 million tons of plastic is produced each year to create single-use disposable items and packaging. With no established system to close the loop, this has led to over 70 years of accumulation of plastics in landfill (40%) and the environment (32%), with only 10% being recycled.
Plastics end up in waterways and oceans, breaking down into ever smaller pieces called micro-plastics, well known for entering the food chain through the water, air and food that we consume.
Seabin Smart Tech, similar to a rubbish bin X pool skimmer, removes floating plastics as small as 2mm, filtering 600,000L of water per day from oil and surface pollutants.
Protect a woman
In this current COVID-19 crisis, Women's Community Shelters isexperiencing a 25% increase in inquiries for safe accommodation for women andchildren who are homeless or escaping domestic violence. Existing services were already at full capacity, with more than 50% of women seeking shelter turned away due to a lack of beds.
Across Australia, around 56,000 women are homeless each night, many with young children. Now, there are many more. Women unable to access shelters are left vulnerable, disconnected from community and support networks.
Women’s Community Shelters is dedicated to providing women and children with a safe place to stay and an opportunity to rebuild their lives.