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THE CONCERN

 

17,850 children under 12 live on the streets every night in Australia.

 

These kids have to sleep rough or seek alternate shelter, others are referred to emergency accommodation, with the worst facilities also housing drug addicts, convicted criminals and the severely mentally ill.

 

Family breakdown and domestic violence are two of the main reasons young Australians feel they must escape their existing circumstances, even though the alternative is risky and uncertain. Homeless youth are highly likely to become homeless adults, if they survive that long. You can help change this.

 

OUR MISSION

 

To provide support for young Australians who find themselves either homeless, at-risk of becoming homeless or living in abusive enviroments.

 

OUR VISION

 

We're in the final stages of building Australias first mobile hygiene facility to offer homeless people a place to shower, shave and brush their teeth in a safe environment, helping restore some dignity in peoples lives.

 

We will also use this service to build relationships with young people to assess their needs and skills and find those who want to make some changes in life, these kids will be offered placements in our proposed accommodation and training centre in 2014. The centre will offer secure housing and training within a supportive environment that prepares young people for independent living and employment opportunities.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 

One Voice seeks to partner with individuals, businesses and companies to help bring life to young Australians doing it tough or sleeping rough.

 

Goods and Services

Individuals and businesses can help by donating goods or services. Every dollar we save helps a young Australian get back on track. Our charity starts in Our Backyard.

 

Financial Donations

Through your generous financial support you can help young Australians achieve their dreams, some kids just dont get a chance like other kids do.

 

Water Equals Life - for Aussie Kids

Purchase our Australian Spring Water to help us raise funds and achieve our vision.

 

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If you would like to join Your Voice with One Voice please CONTACT US

 

One Voice is a registered not-for-profit Australian Charity

All donations over $2 are tax deductible (abn: 73 613 678 967)

 

Children First Foundation
http://www.childrenfirstfoundation.com/

Children First Foundation's mission is to provide a safe haven for children, irrespective of race or creed, who are in need of medical or emotional support. Children First Foundation was established in 1999 to support and expand the humanitarian work of Moira Kelly, AO. 

The Foundation's mission is to provide a safe haven in Australia for children, irrespective of race or creed, who are in need of medical or emotional support.  To achieve this the Foundation operates, or is involved in, three major programs: Between the Gaps, gECHO (getting Every Child's Heart Okay) and its Miracle sMiles Program. Through these programs we aim to: 

Provide ancillary medical assistance to disadvantaged children.
Improve the life expectancy of disadvantaged indigenous children.
Provide seriously injured or unwell children from developing countries with the opportunity to have world-class corrective/restorative surgery that will save or transform their lives.
Provide respite and a compassionate environment for children undergoing surgery or medical treatment and other children in need, and their carers.
Offer disadvantaged children experiences that will enrich their lives.
Link visiting children to their communities in Australia so that they can maintain their cultural identity during their stay. 

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is Australia's most common life-threatening recessive genetic condition occurring in one in every 2,500 births. However, many people have either never heard of it or do not know what it really is. CF is just as deadly as heart disease or cancer and has a devastating impact on the young people it affects. Parents have to cope with the knowledge that their child is likely to die before them as well as with the expense and difficulty of dealing with a child with a chronic illness. There is no cure for CF.

 With CF there are no outward signs of the condition but normal mucus changes to a thick sticky substance which affects organs such as the lungs, blocking tiny air passages, and the pancreas which secretes enzymes necessary for digestion.

Cystic Fibrosis NSW (CFNSW) provides a range of support and information services to assist people living with CF and their families and helps fund vital research through the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust. The organisation receives very little Government funding and relies on the generosity of individual donors, corporate sponsors, service clubs and money raised through special events to continue this vital work.

 

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Alzheimer's Australia WA
http://www.fightdementia.org.au/wa

As Australia’s oldest and largest dementia organisation, Alzheimer’s Australia WA is at the forefront of dementia care services, world-class research and education and training programs.

We provide specialised services to more than 29,600 people with dementia and their families and carers including respite, counselling and social support.

We also offer education, nationally recognised training and advisory services to people working in health and aged care and community education programs for the general public.

HeartKids Australia
http://www.heartkids.org.au

HeartKids Australia is unique in that is the only Australian charity solely focused on all aspects of Childhood Heart Disease.

HeartKids mission is to provide much needed support for the children and their families and to support research in the hope we can reduce the incidence of heart disease and improve current mortality rates. This is achieved through our work in Research, Support, Awareness and Advocacy.

Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) is the greatest killer of children under 5 , taking more lives than all other diseases combined. It affects one in every hundred children born, which equates to over six a day and around 2000 per annum. Children with heart disease fill over half the beds in all major children’s intensive care units.

About 20% of CHD is gene related. For the other 80% the cause is largely unknown.

Port Kembla Hospital Palliative Care
http://www.islhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Contacts/

Taronga Foundation
http://www.zoo.nsw.gov.au

The Taronga Foundation’s vision is to inspire our community to create a better future for wildlife and our children.

Supporters of the Taronga Foundation are actively making a choice to ensure a diversity of magnificent animals will continue to inspire and delight future generations.

Established in 2000 to support the visionary Master Plan redevelopment program at Taronga and Western Plains Zoos, the Taronga Foundation is rapidly becoming a world leader in its field. The projects we support in the wild mirror the research, breeding, education and conservation work within our zoos.

A third of the species cared for at Taronga and almost half of the 130 species at Western Plains are threatened with extinction. Which is why – from breeding programs to partnerships with research centres and wildlife agencies around the world – our zoos are proudly leading a range of global conservation initiatives and providing inspirational experiences for our visitors.

With up to 100 species of animals, plants and insects becoming extinct each day, and more than 12,000 threatened with extinction, our zoos are providing an important genetic safety-net for endangered wildlife. In an increasingly urbanised world, zoos are playing an ever-more important role in strengthening connections between the community and our natural environment.

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Staffy Rescue is a registered animal welfare charity committed to trying to save and rehome as many Staffordshire bull terriers and larger breed dogs as possible. Staffy Rescue rescues dogs from death row at pounds across NSW and kennels them at our shelter in the Hills District of Sydney.  We pay all the costs of caring for and rehabilitating the dogs, including Veterinarian fees which can be substantial. Staffy Rescue is a No Kill rescue which means that every dog rescued from the pound is loved and cared for no matter how long it takes for them to find their foreverhome.

Staffy Rescue is privately run and self funded, and is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.  All dogs are desexed, micro-chipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and lifetime registered in NSW. They are also treated with preventatives for fleas (monthly), intestinal worms (quarterly) and heartworm (annual injection).  Just as importantly the dogs are nurtured and well fed, they are exercised and take part in training and walks at the shelter and receive heaps of affection.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
http://www.headspace.org.au/

Mental Health is the single biggest health issue facing young Australians. But by catching problems early, headspace can help prevent them from becoming more serious and long lasting.

 

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Established in 2006, headspace is a world-first initiative that fills the gap in the mental health system by treating young people who have mild to moderate mental health issues.

To date, headspace has provided services to more than 100,000 young people. We reach them through a number of channels including:

 

headspace centres – with 55 centres across the country, any young person who needs support, advice or just someone to talk to about a mental health problem, drug or alcohol issue, general physical or sexual health problem or requires vocational and education support, can walk in and be treated with respect and compassion, within a confidential and safe environment.

 

eheadspace – our online and telephone mental health support service helps young people who don’t feel ready to attend a centre or who prefer to talk about their problems via online chat, email or phone.

 

headspace School Support - this newly-launched program is gearing up to assist school staff and students across the country deal with the complex issues they may confront in the aftermath of a suicide.

 

For more information or to find your nearest centre, please visit headspace.org.au

 

 

 

Oxfam Australia is part of a global movement of dedicated people working hard to fight poverty and injustice.

We've been working with communities for more than 50 years, and have learnt that simply giving hand outs is not the answer. Instead, we provide people with the skills and resources to help them create their own solutions to poverty.

Together with local partner organisations including NGOs and government bodies, we're working hard to ensure that the world's poor are given what they need most to lift themselves out of poverty.

Our vision, values and goals are the driving force behind everything we do. We believe that in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable, and can be prevented. And that with the right help, poor people can change their lives for the better.

Pyjama Foundation
www.thepyjamafoundation.com

Bronwyn’s Story
Founder and Director of The Pyjama Foundation and Queensland Australian of the Year 2009
 
When Bronwyn Sheehan realised that children in care were not being given the same opportunities in life as other children she decided to do something about it…
 
I founded The Pyjama Foundation 8 years ago now, to contribute to the lives of kids in care. I wanted to do something that would be positive and that would have the benefit of changing the direction of their precious little lives.  Education equates to quality of life.
 
The reason I started The Pyjama Foundation is my oldest daughter Kate went through primary school with a child in care. I met her foster carer and I was blown away by her commitment to these children. This lady had been a carer for 30 years and had had over 100 children in her home. One day I was visiting her and she had a baby boy in her arms who was only 18 months old.  This little boy had been in care for less than 24 hours, had the worst cold I have ever seen and had arrived in foster care in the middle of January with a Coles bag full of winter clothes. The reason he had winter clothes was to cover up his precious body, which was covered in bruises. He had big brown eyes, and if the eyes are the window to the soul, then his little soul had experienced far too much already. He broke my heart. I knew in that moment that I wanted to do something for kids in foster care.”
 
The issue is that there are now 39 000 children in foster care in Australia.  These children have been removed from their original homes for their own safety, and have often missed out on many positive experiences life has to offer. This pool of children also has the worst educational outcomes of any group of children in Australia (AIHW).  Statistics also show that 92% of children in foster care have below average reading skills by the time they are only seven years of age, and it is a struggle for them to catch up.
 
The single most important activity you can do to improve your children’s literacy skills is to read book aloud to them. So that is what The Pyjama Foundation does. We screen and train volunteers called Pyjama Angels, our Pyjama Angels are matched with a child in foster care, they visit the same child every week, for 1.5 hours to read books aloud, play educational games and work on their numeracy skills. I am surrounded by fantastic volunteers, who are so committed to the child they visit.  Some of my volunteers have been with their child for eight years. The relationship which forms is fantastic, the children are often waiting on the footpath for their Pyjama Angel to arrive.

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The Shepherd Centre’s Vision
To enable children who are deaf and hearing-impaired to develop spoken language so they may fully participate in the world, and in doing so, reach their full potential.
Our Focus
The Shepherd Centre’s Early Intervention Program utilises the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach with a family-centred focus. The Centre’s multi-disciplinary team supports and equips parents with the strategies and methods they need to seize every opportunity in day-to-day situations to teach their children to listen, understand the meaning of sound and to speak.
Our Mission
To assist children who are deaf and hearing-impaired achieve spoken communication within the family, the educational setting and within the wider community by involving parents and the community in the education and development of the child.

Redkite is a national cancer charity that, for over thirty years, has been providing essential support to children and young people (aged up to 24) with cancer and their families.

Redkite’s vital support is available from hospital to home: from the devastating moment of diagnosis, throughout long treatment periods and when families return home. Redkite’s cancer support programs include information, counselling, financial assistance and help keeping up with school and training.

Receiving no government funding, Redkite relies entirely on the generosity of our supporters to provide these important programs and reach the thousands of families on the cancer journey who need us.

For more information or to make a donation please visit www.redkite.org.au or call 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548).

 

Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/rbwh/

RBWH Foundation is the charity arm of Royal Brisbane and Women´s Hospital – Queensland’s largest and busiest hospital. The Foundation´s primary purpose is to raise money to purchase vital pieces of equipment and to fund world-class clinical research conducted at the hospital.

Moyne Health Services- Port Fairy Hospital
http://www.swarh.com.au/moyne/

Moyne Health Services is located in Moyne Shire in the South West of Victoria. The Shire was created in 1994 and covers an area of approximately 5,500 square kilometres with a population of around 16,500.

 The Moyne Shire has a higher percentage of people aged over 35 years of age than the Victorian average. In addition to this, the municipality of Moyne has a higher percentage of families with children less than fifteen years of age than Regional Victoria and Victoria as a whole. In Moyne, 92% of residents were Australian born and 95% of residents only speak English.
 

Moyne is characterised by its significant agricultural production, expansive tourism industry, thriving industry and an infrastructure of towns connected by an expansive road system.

 The Moyne area is home to a wide range of services and industry, including health and community services, dairy products, fresh fish, pharmaceuticals, manufactured foods, seafood processing, quarrying (road materials and cut bluestone), transport and education centres.

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Wildlife Asia Appeal for Free the Bears
http://www.wildlifeasia.org.au

WILDLIFE ASIA

Mission
The primary objective of Wildlife Asia is the protection and enhancement of the natural habitat of orangutans, gibbons, Asian rhinos, bears and other Asian wildlife.
 
Background
Wildlife Asia is a not for profit association raising funds in Australia to increase conservation contribution, capacity and efficiency for wildlife conservation.
 
Wildlife Asia and its field programs are active, throughout South East Asia in:
  • habitat protection (in particular tropical rainforest),
  • wildlife conservation (in particular Orangutan, Rhino, Bear and Gibbon), and
  • sustainable development for local communities.
Wildlife Asia - Free the Bears
 
How will the funds be used?
Your kind donation will help us in our goal to preserve, protect and save bears all around the world.
 
For example:
  • Rescued 806 bears from the dancing bear industry in India and bile farms in Southeast Asia. 
  • Provided seed money for more than 500 former dancing bearfamilies to set up new sustainable livelihoods.
Key Areas of Expenditure
Please help us to support the bears in Asia and to continue to free the bears. Our responsibility to each bear does not end with their rescue. One of the Fund’s largest ongoing expenses is ensuring that each bear receives the very best care and attention available in our sanctuaries.
  • Funding and facilitating conservation and rehabilitation projects
  • Preservation and reservation of areas of natural habitat with the aim of conserving bio-diversity
  • Encouraging harmonious and respectful animal-human relationships by facilitating profitable and sustainable alternatives to the illegal wildlife trade.
  • Empowering indigenous people and communities through training initiatives which enable indigenous communities to support themselves in a sustainable manner through responsible custodianship of the bear and its environment.
  • Providing information, fostering awareness, and facilitating education with regard to threats facing the global bear population
  • Providing international support and sponsorship for individuals involved with the preservation and conservation of bears
  • Supporting the instigation of new, the review of existing, and the enforcement of appropriate, wildlife legislation to prevent extortion of rare and endangered species as a result of the illegal wildlife trade
  • Funding and creation of new sanctuaries as required and continual maintenance of existing bear sanctuaries and the physical and mental wellbeing of their occupants
Are donations tax deductible? 
Yes. Donations, sponsorships and bear rescues are tax deductible (in Australia only). Merchandise purchases and membership fees are not.
 
Contact
Scott Lyall, Partnerships Manager, Wildlife Asia
P: 02 8188 0671, M: 0499 773 303, E: scott.lyall@wildlifeasia.org.au S: scott.lyall2
Newsletter, Facebook and Twitter at www.wildlifeasia.org.au
 

Barwon Health Foundation - Palliative Care Service
http://www.swarh2.com.au

Barwon Health Palliative Care Service (Geelong) 03 5279 2800

 

Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service (BSWRICS) .

BSWRICS is the partnership organisation for all health services delivering cancer care in the Barwon South Western Region.  The Program is funded by the Department of Health as part of the development of a Cancer Services Framework for Victoria 2005 and more recently to support Victoria's Cancer Action Plan 2008-2011.

BSWRICS is based at Barwon Health and works with all health services within the region to improve service coordination, planning and quality of cancer services.

BSWRICS is undertaking its role by consulting and collaborating with regional health partners and consumers. The goals of service improvement are being guided by a Strategic Plan that articulates a program to improve coordination and integration of services through care that is multidisciplinary, supportive, coordinated and responsive to the needs of the Barwon Region community. For further information please go to About Us.

Westmead Medical Research Foundation
http://wmrf.org.au

At Westmead Medical Research Foundation, we believe everyone who is sick deserves the best possible medical treatment and care. It is our mission to help make that possible.

Westmead Medical Research Foundation opened in 1990 to support the life-saving medical research, and the care of sick adults and children, at Westmead in Sydney's west. 

We do this by raising funds that enable our researchers to continually push the boundaries of medical innovation, while also broadening the scope and reach of the treatments our doctors and nurses can provide to the 1 million patients they care for at Westmead every year. 

Our funds could not go to a more worthy cause: they literally save thousands of lives. 

The doctors, nurses and researchers at Westmead rely on the generosity of individuals, businesses and community-members to purchase the vital equipment and resources they need. 

Westmead Medical Research Foundation helps raise the funds that make their work possible.

Stawell Regional Health
http://www.srh.org.au/

Stawell Regional Health has been providing quality health care to families in the Stawell District and beyond for more than 150 years.

Our state-of-the-art facilities – including helipad – together with a complete suite of integrated health services, are backed by a committed and caring team of highly respected medical professionals and visiting specialists.

We have a 29-bed ward and six day surgery beds, birthing suite, operating theatres and accident and emergency department; alongside a medical imaging department, pharmacy department and pathology.

Key clinical services include post-acute care, chemotherapy, diabetes education, dietetics, speech pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry and social work, whilst our outreach programs include home-based midwifery and District nursing.

Stawell Regional Health is one of rural Victorias’ leading health care providers, a long-standing status made possible with the ongoing, generous support of our vibrant local community.

 

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