Update from the Chair, July 2019
Mary's House has received a number of generous donations over the last month enabling the Board to start formulating a plan to continue supporting women after they leave the refuge.
Over the last month, we have been focusing on the End of Financial Year campaign and we've been very grateful to receive large and small donations from our donors.
In working through our priorities, the Board has come to realise that the women who leave the Refuge would benefit greatly from ongoing structured support through a set of community programs that will range from financial counselling, therapeutic counselling, job-seeking support to community get-together's, yoga and choirs. The program is being designed by Julie Stewart, a Board director, and we hope to hire a staff member to run the program in the coming months. More about this innovative new program in our next newsletter.
There will be many volunteer opportunities once this program starts rolling out and we look forward to keeping you up to date.