• A Path to Positivity

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    A Path to Positivity Wednesday 2 December 2020 In times of need, Vinnies is there to support those who need it most. As one of Vinnies oldest services, home visitation is a core part of the work we do in assisting people...

  • “It’s Never Too Late”

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    “It’s Never Too Late” Monday 23 November 2020 Domestic and family violence is alarmingly common, with one woman per week killed at the hands her a current or previous partner. To help support the many...

  • Always Was, Always Will Be - NAIDOC Week 2020

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    Always Was, Always Will Be NAIDOC Week 2020 Thursday 12 November 2020 The Marian Centre – one of our crisis accommodation and case management services – yesterday unveiled a new plaque of acknowledgement...

  • Compassion Through Crisis – Rosalie Rendu Lecture 2020

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    Compassion Through Crisis Rosalie Rendu Lecture 2020 Friday 16 October 2020 This Anti-Poverty Week, the 2020 Rosalie Rendu Forum brought together a collection of exceptional women to discuss how the disruption created by...

  • Power Prices on The Rise In NSW

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    Power Prices on The Rise In NSW Thursday 15 October 2020 The average cost of electricity in New South Wales has risen by more than $500 over the past decade according to new research from Vinnies. As part of our...

  • Seagulls Prepare for Fred’s Place Sleepout

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    Seagulls Prepare for Fred’s Place Sleepout Friday 2 October 2020 Seagulls staff members are supporting the fundraiser for Vinnies Fred’s Place in Tweed Heads on Friday 23 October. Seagulls Club Finance...

  • Deborah Knight to Host NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout

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    Deborah Knight to Host NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout 23 September 2020 We are excited to announce that our NSW Community Sleepout virtual event will be hosted by Nine and 2GB personality Deborah Knight! The virtual...

  • Breaking Barriers to Inclusion

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    Breaking Barriers to Inclusion Friday 11 September 2020 We all deserve to be able to participate and enjoy what life has to offer. At Vinnies, our Access and Inclusion team are encouraging organisations and business to...

  • Selfless Dedication Earns Life Service Award

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    Selfless Dedication Earns Life Service Award A much-loved member of the Parkes community in western NSW, Sr Kathleen Barker has volunteered in the local Vinnies Parkes shop for 35 years. At a recent Mass ‘Sr...

  • Sport House Spirit Drives Container Collection for Vinnies Return and Earn

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    Sport House Spirit Drives Container Collection for Vinnies Return and Earn Friday 4 September 2020 St Brigid’s Catholic Parish Primary School in Gwynneville held a container drive last month where more than 2,000...

  • Helping Provide Support for Ballina’s Homeless

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    Helping Provide Support for Ballina’s Homeless Monday 31 July 2020 When the concept was first discussed more than a year ago to create a support service for Ballina’s homeless, it received strong support from...

  • Local Communities Supporting Locals in Need

    Local Communities Supporting Locals in Need Friday 28 August 2020 Across NSW there are more than 4,000 members and 9,000 volunteers helping Vinnies make a difference in local communities every day. The dedication of our network allows us to keep costs...

  • A Safe Space to Grow

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    A Safe Space to Grow Wednesday 26 August 2020 When people fall on hard times Vinnies services are there to get them back on their feet. In the heart of Sydney, the Matthew Talbot Hostel serves as a beacon of hope for men...

  • Virtual Sleepout Will Support Tweed Homeless

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    Virtual Sleepout Will Support Tweed Homeless Tuesday 25 August 2020 Hosted for the past three years by Seagulls Club, the community sleepout for Vinnies homeless service Fred’s Place will be a live-streamed...

  • Remembering Those Who Have Left Us

    Remembering Those Who Have Left Us Friday 21 August 2020 Caring for those who come to us seeking help is central to the Society’s mission, and nowhere is this better personified than at Sydney’s Matthew Talbot Hostel and Vinnies homeless...

  • Sponsor Support for Sleepout Success

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    Sponsor Support for Sleepout Success Tuesday 18 August 2020 In its 15th year running, our Vinnies CEO Sleepout took on a different form raising over $5.7 million! Hosted virtually for the first time ever, CEO’s...

  • Vinnies Youth Leading The Way

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    Vinnies Youth Leading The Way Wednesday 12 August 2020 Young people have always been a major part of the work we do at Vinnies. Going back to our origins in 19th century France, our founder Frederic Ozanam organised a...

  • Rebuilding After the Fires

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    Rebuilding After the Fires Monday 10 August 2020 Recently we launched the Vinnies NSW Bushfire Community Development Program to support communities affected by the devastating ‘Black Summer’ bushfire season....

  • Escaping Domestic Violence in a Pandemic

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    Escaping Domestic Violence in a Pandemic Friday 6 August 2020 For women and children experiencing domestic and family violence at home, coronavirus restrictions have played a part in the ability to access support. With...

  • Finding a Home at Edel Quinn

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    Finding a Home at Edel Quinn Wednesday 5 August 2020 Vinnies runs more than 25 homelessness accommodation services across NSW. These are places where people can find safety and a path forward after experiencing...

  • Vinnies’ Commitment to Social and Affordable Housing

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    Vinnies’ Commitment to Social and Affordable Housing Monday 3 August 2020 During Homelessness Week, Vinnies is joining organisations and people around Australia to call for more social housing in response to the...

  • Bushfire Grants to Help Communities Recover

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    Bushfire Grants to Help Communities Recover Monday 27 July 2020 We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new grants program to help communities rebuild and recover from the Black Summer bushfires. The Vinnies NSW...

  • No Child Left Behind

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    No Child Left Behind Friday 24 July 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vinnies has welcomed the Government’s increase to the JobSeeker rate and the new JobKeeper scheme. Combined, these have ensured more than four...

  • “People still need support”

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    “People still need support” Monday 20 July 2020 2020 has been a year we will never forget – unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Since March, the coronavirus has upended all our lives with...

  • Leaving a Legacy of Love

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    Leaving a Legacy of Love The expression ‘age is just a number’ has never been truer than for Vinnies supporter Doreen. With a long history of helping others, at 86 years of age she continues to give to those...

  • Vinnies Support Women and Girls With Help From Supre Foundation

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    Vinnies Support Women and Girls With Help From Supre Foundation In Australia, domestic and family violence is the main cause for homelessness for women and girls. When a victim leaves an abusive relationship, it often...

  • Take Action to Raise the Rate for Good

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    Take Action to Raise the Rate for Good Tuesday 14 July 2020 Today Vinnies is joining a national day of action calling on the Australian Government to raise the rate for good. More than 1.6 million people are receiving...

  • A Powerful Way to Make a Difference

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    A Powerful Way to Make a Difference Australians are a generous bunch. Most of us give to charity, even if we’re not wealthy ourselves. We do what we can to support our neighbours. Yet most of us aren’t aware...

  • Have You Made the Plan of Your Life?

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    Have You Made the Plan of Your Life? Monday 13 July 2020 You’ve probably planned what you’ll eat for dinner tonight. Maybe you know what you’ll be doing this weekend, or you’ve plotted out your...

  • Hospitality in Times of Hardship

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    Hospitality in Times of Hardship Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, homelessness services such as our Matthew Talbot Hostel have been essential in keeping people safe and protected. While capacity has been reduced due...

  • “Vinnies has been a lifesaver for me”

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    “Vinnies has been a lifesaver for me” Ray has seen more hard times than most. Having battled drug use, homelessness and family tragedy, the support of Vinnies has helped during his times of need. Becoming a...

  • Staying in Touch Through Isolation

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    Staying in Touch Through Isolation Among the many issues confronting people as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the impact of social isolation has taken a major toll. With health and government officials advising...

  • Lifting the Veil on the Stigma of Poverty

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    Lifting the Veil on the Stigma of Poverty Now four months since face masks and restrictions became the new normal, colder weather conditions and eased social distancing measures are creating the perfect storm for a...

  • Friends of Fred’s Place Rally to Help Homeless

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    Friends of Fred’s Place Rally to Help Homeless Friday 26 June 2020 Winter is the toughest time for people living rough on the streets or sleeping in cars, couch-surfing, or cheap caravan parks and boarding houses....

  • Help on the South Coast When Needed Most

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    Help on the South Coast When Needed Most Wednesday 24 June 2020 In a time where disadvantage and social isolation have been amplified for the most vulnerable in our communities, we’ve continued providing the same...

  • Today Show ‘hero’ donates $10,000 prize to Vinnies

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    Today Show ‘hero’ donates $10,000 prize to Vinnies 22 June 2020 ‘Local hero’ winner Tony Cranney (right) donated his $10,000 prize to Vinnies Gymea Conference President and Sutherland Regional...

  • From Sleeping on the Street to a Hotel Suite

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    From Sleeping on the Street to a Hotel Suite Monday 22 June 2020 For the past two months, Vinnies has been working alongside the NSW Government to ensure people sleeping rough can find safe accommodation during the...

  • Insurance Industry Comes Together For Vinnies CEO Sleepout

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    Insurance Industry Comes Together For Vinnies CEO Sleepout On Thursday 18 June more than 1,500 business and community leaders will brave the cold as part of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout – held online for the first time...

  • Support Beyond the Sleepout

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    Support Beyond the Sleepout For the past 15 years the Vinnies CEO Sleepout has seen business and community leaders brave the cold and get educated about Australia’s homelessness crisis while raising much-needed...

  • Community Compassion in Cowra

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    Community Compassion in Cowra There is a common misconception that rough sleeping and homelessness only occurs in our major cities, but that’s simply not the case. According to the NSW Government’s latest...

  • Filthy Rich and Sleeping Out

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    Filthy Rich and Sleeping Out On any given night, 116,000 people are experiencing homelessness across Australia. In SBS’s Filthy Rich & homeless, five high-profile Australians hand over their phones, wallets and...

  • Tune In to Support our Most Vulnerable

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    Tune In to Support our Most Vulnerable Since 2006, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout has been one of the largest fundraising events on the Australian calendar. Raising close to $60 million to support Vinnies’ homeless...

  • Shop Preloved from Home – Vinnies Shop Now on eBay

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    Shop Preloved from Home – Vinnies Shop Now on eBay Since the coronavirus pandemic began, consumer behaviour has seen a significant shift. At the start of April, Australian fashion and leisure sales dropped by 18%...

  • Vinnies Takes the Lead with Circular Fashion Initiative

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    Vinnies Takes the Lead with Circular Fashion Initiative Wednesday 3 May 2020 Every item has an impact. With the current fast-pace of fashion consumption, nearly 6000 kilograms of clothing and textile waste goes to...

  • "There is No Shame in Asking for Help"

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    "There is No Shame in Asking for Help" Monday 1 May 2020 Over the past few months we have received thousands of calls from people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While social distancing measures have...

  • In This Together for National Reconciliation Week

    In This Together for National Reconciliation Week Vinnies NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we walk and work. Across many and diverse nation groups, from the Bundjalung people in the north of our state to the Yuin nation...

  • Helping the Central Coast Community through COVID-19

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    Helping the Central Coast Community through COVID-19 The coronavirus pandemic has caused major upheaval to many aspects of life. For Vinnies, the number one priority has been ensuring we are there to support vulnerable...

  • Building Hope Brick by Brick

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    Building Hope Brick by Brick Friday 22 May 2020 At Vinnies, we believe everyone deserves the safety, security and stability that a home brings. Right now there are more than 100,000 people waiting for social housing in...

  • Local Legend Recognised For Remarkable Efforts

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    Local Legend Recognised For Remarkable Efforts Wednesday 20 May 2020 Last week the Today Show’s Sarah Stewart surprised one of our volunteers, Tony Cranney, who had been nominated as an Aussie Hero. Recognised for...

  • Vinnies and Coronavirus: Answering Your Questions

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    Vinnies and Coronavirus: Answering Your Questions Wednesday 20 May 2020 As an organisation working with vulnerable members of the community, we are always mindful of the health and safety of the people we assist....

  • Vinnies Volunteers Changing Communities and Lives

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    Vinnies Volunteers Changing Communities and Lives Volunteers are the backbone of who we are at Vinnies. We are so thankful to all 14,000 members and volunteers who go above and beyond to give their time supporting their...

  • Connecting with Family this National Families Week

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    Connecting with Family this National Families Week Friday 12 May 2020 If there is one thing we all know, it's the importance of family. National Families Week is held every year between 15 and 21 May celebrating...

  • Generous Donations Helping Community Wellness

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    Generous Donations Helping Community Wellness Wednesday 13 May 2020 Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the increase in poor mental health, fear and loneliness is palpable, and our members and staff have seen a...

  • Supporting Youth to Thrive

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    Supporting Youth to Thrive Monday 11 May 2020 For children and young people, having a place to connect with themselves, grow and achieve their goals is important to guide them toward a positive future. Vinnies offers a...

  • "With Gratitude and Affection, Mary"

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    "With Gratitude and Affection, Mary" Wednesday 6 May 2020 Recently, the Today Show and IGA reached out to Vinnies to connect with five households doing it tough during COVID-19, who would appreciate some extra...

  • Community Spirit Lifting Coffs Harbour through COVID-19

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    Community Spirit Lifting Coffs Harbour through COVID-19 Monday 4 May 2020 Amid the fear and suffering of coronavirus, communities are coming together to support one another. The staff at Pete’s Place, a Vinnies...

  • Checking in on Our Most Vulnerable

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    Checking in on Our Most Vulnerable Friday 1 May 2020 Every day at Vinnies we work to ensure everyone has a safe place to sleep. From our crisis accommodation services, building over 500 social and affordable housing...

  • The Relationship Between Domestic Violence and COVID-19

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    The Relationship Between Domestic Violence and COVID-19 Wednesday 29 April 2020 Like other Vinnies essential services for people facing homelessness, the Our Lady of the Way women’s refuge is still running during...

  • How to Stay on Top of Your Energy Bills during Coronavirus

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    How to Stay on Top of Your Energy Bills during Coronavirus Monday 27 April 2020 We’re all doing our bit by staying at home during the COVID-19 outbreak – but that means we’re using more household power...

  • Keeping Kids Cheerful through COVID-19

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    Keeping Kids Cheerful through COVID-19 Friday 24 April 2020 In times of hardship, it’s amazing to see how our community comes together. Our new volunteer, Paul, got in touch after COVID-19 struck. As a Qantas...

  • Donate Items for People in Need through NSW Hotels

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    Donate Items for People in Need through NSW Hotels Thursday 23 April 2020 Every two years, NSW hoteliers band together to fundraise for Vinnies’ homelessness services through a gala dinner. This year, those plans...

  • “We Still Have a Home… We Have Vinnies to Thank for That”

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    “We Still Have a Home… We Have Vinnies to Thank for That” Wednesday 22 April 2020 The South Pacific nation of Samoa lies seven hours’ flying time from Australia. Its climate, the surrounding...

  • “Give it a Year or Two, Things Will Be Better Than Ever”

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    “Give it a Year or Two, Things Will Be Better Than Ever” Monday 20 April 2020 Ross Alexander took the call when he was working down in Lennox Head, two-and-a-half hours from his house near Nymboida, looking...

  • Vinnies Brings Hope in Hard Times

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    Vinnies Brings Hope in Hard Times Friday 17 April 2020 Here in NSW, Vinnies services including crisis accommodation and food vans for people experiencing homelessness are still up and running wherever we have the...

  • Vinnies NSW Welcomes Evictions Moratorium – With Some Reservations

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    Vinnies NSW Welcomes Evictions Moratorium – With Some Reservations Thursday 16 April 2020 Vinnies welcomes protections for NSW renters introduced this week by the State Government, but there is still work to be...

  • Sowing the Seeds for a Flourishing Future

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    Sowing the Seeds for a Flourishing Future On any given night 28,000 young people go to sleep in Australia without a safe and secure place to call home. Whether in overcrowded dwellings, couch surfing, rough sleeping or...

  • “Without Vinnies I don’t know where I’d be”

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    “Without Vinnies I don’t know where I’d be” Monday 13 April 2020 After losing her job, battling mental health challenges and navigating the minefield of Centrelink, Lynn was ready to re-enter the...

  • Help for a Young Family Struggling Through Coronavirus

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    Help for a Young Family Struggling Through Coronavirus Wednesday 8th April 2020 With a baby on the way and a toddler at home, it was terrible timing when the coronavirus caused Mark to lose his job. To make matters even...

  • Bled Dry by Drought, Beaten by Bushfires

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    Bled Dry by Drought, Beaten by Bushfires Monday 6th April 2020 Julie and Darren Sage at a bushfire recovery event. Photo courtesy of The Port Macquarie News. Darren Sage says he’d already been “bled...

  • Compassionate Communities Joining the Kindness Revolution

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    Compassionate communities joining the Kindness Revolution Thursday 2 April 2020 “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always...

  • Here’s How Our Government Can Help People Through Coronavirus

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    Here’s How Our Government Can Help People Through Coronavirus Wednesday 25 March 2020 The coronavirus pandemic is pushing more Australians into unemployment, housing stress and poverty – and Vinnies is...

  • Surreal Silence After the Chaos of Bushfires

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    Surreal Silence After the Chaos of Bushfires Monday 23 March, 2020 Vinnies continues to support people recovering from the bushfires, even as the coronavirus crisis unfolds across the country. To date we have distributed...

  • Bushfires the Cruellest Cut for Sawmill Workers

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    Bushfires the Cruellest Cut for Sawmill Workers Wednesday 18 March 2020 Vinnies is helping bushfire-impacted families and communities every step of the way towards recovery. We have distributed $10.6 million across...

  • Moving the Needle on Fashion Waste

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    Moving the Needle on Fashion Waste Monday 16 March 2020 You’re invited! What: The Empty Shop – a ‘reverse pop-up shop’ where you can give old clothes a new life Where: Chatswood Chase in Sydney,...

  • Accessible Communities – There’s an App for That

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    Accessible Communities – There’s an App for That Three in every four people with a disability report they feel anxious about visiting places they have not been to before due to worries about accessibility. We...

  • Living in an Old Bus After Bushfires

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    Living in an Old Bus After Bushfires Monday 9 March 2020 Donate to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal to aid communities in recovery like Nymboida. Bushfire damage in Nymboida, in the NSW Northern Rivers region. Even in a...

  • Power to the People

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    Power to the People Saturday 7th March 2020 Vinnies continues to distribute funds every single day to help bushfire-impacted families and communities on the road to recovery, having distributed $10.3 million nationally...

  • Women Leading the Way to a Better World

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    Women Leading the Way to a Better World Friday 6 March 2020 Vinnies women come together on International Women’s Day to celebrate our achievements and continue to drive change to create a better, more equal world....

  • Jack de Groot Recognised in Australian Social Sector

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    Jack de Groot Recognised in Australian Social Sector Tuesday 3 March 2020 The social sector is filled with passionate individuals who have dedicated their careers to make positive change in the social community. This...

  • From Fires to Floods – Recovery is Still Months Away

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    From Fires to Floods – Recovery is Still Months Away Monday 2 March 2020 Vinnies continues to distribute funds generously donated to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal, supporting people as they enter the long recovery...

  • Vinnies Vans Bringing Communities Together

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    Vinnies Vans Bringing Communities Together For people who are on the fringes of society, our Vinnies Vans offer much more than a meal. Providing a welcoming space for everyone to come together, enjoy a meal and know...

  • Australian Poverty in 2020

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    Australian Poverty in 2020 21 February 2020 ACOSS & UNSW Sydney launched their latest report, ‘Poverty & Inequality in Australia’, this morning at our Crisis Accommodation Service, Vincentian House....

  • Back to School with Operation Backpack

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    Back to School with Operation Backpack 18 February 2020 The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time for kids and parents alike. For those who are struggling to cover the basics, it can be a daunting occasion....

  • Looking Forward After Losing Everything

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    Looking Forward After Losing Everything 14 February 2020 Vinnies is continuing to support people impacted by the devastating bushfire crisis by distributing relief funds, emotional support and providing food, water,...

  • Rappville Resolves to Rise from the Ashes

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    Rappville resolves to rise from the ashes 11 February 2020 Vinnies is continuing to distribute bushfire relief funds and provide food, groceries, clothing, fuel vouchers, and other essentials for people suffering through...

  • From Paradise to a Horror Movie

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    From paradise to a horror movie 1 February 2020 On a sunny weekend, families tow their boats down to Lake Conjola and set them out into the gentle water. Kids run down to the shoreline shouting with glee. There are...

  • January Is Ending, But The Bushfire Crisis Burns On

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    January Is Ending, But The Bushfire Crisis Burns On 31 January 2020 It’s been a challenging start to 2020, with relentless bushfire danger tormenting many Australian communities right through January. Vinnies has...

  • Vinnies in Action at Batemans Bay

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    Vinnies in Action at Batemans Bay 25 January 2020 Up bright and early this morning Vinnies volunteer and President of Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn, John Feint hopes to have the opportunity to meet with Minister Andrew...

  • Vinnies Bushfire Appeal – How we’re helping

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    Vinnies Bushfire Appeal – How we’re helping 20 January 2020 The Vinnies Bushfire Appeal has so far raised more than $12 million to support people impacted by the unprecedented fires devastating communities...

  • Southern Highlands Schools Donate Emergency Essentials

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    Southern Highlands Schools Donate Emergency Essentials 18 January 2020 Local schools throughout the Southern Highlands have come together to support those affected by the devastating bushfires. In a show of solidarity...

  • Vinnies Members Stepping Up During Bushfire Crisis

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    Vinnies Members Stepping Up During Bushfire Crisis 16 January 2020 Anne Hayward and members from our St. Patrick’s Conference in Sussex Inlet provided assistance to over 500 people affected by the bushfires that...

  • Vinnies Volunteers Meredith & Mouna Lend a Helping Hand

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    Vinnies Volunteers Meredith & Mouna Lend a Helping Hand 14 January 2020 When our members Meredith and Mouna saw the news about the bushfires, they immediately put up their hands to help those affected. Last week, they...

  • Canada Bay Community Brings Smiles This Christmas

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    Canada Bay Community Brings Smiles This Christmas 23 December 2019 City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and a group of locals helped bring some Christmas cheer to their sister city Parkes Shire Council with over...

  • Vinnies Housing Summit

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    Vinnies Housing Summit For far too many people, the cost of living in our State is impossible. We know that for people on low incomes, all it takes is a sudden crisis like getting sick or losing your job and you can lose...

  • Census results - Sydney unaffordable

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    Census Results - Sydney Unaffordable Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Living in inner Sydney has become unaffordable for all but the few, and rising housing costs means that the city is quickly being...

  • Brutal Workers Comp Cuts Hurt Those Trying to Get By

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    Brutal Workers Comp Cuts Hurt Those Trying to Get By Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW As most of us prepare for New Year's Eve celebrations, it is distressing to see the impacts of a 2012 state...

  • Complaints About Electricity Not Surprising

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    Complaints About Electricity Not Surprising Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW It comes as no surprise to me and the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW that 74 per cent of complaints to the Energy & Water...

  • Where is our moral compass?

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    Where is our moral compass? Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Ali came to Australia alone by boat in 2012 fleeing persecution in Iraq. His serious health issues, some brought on by the trauma he’s...

  • Kneejerk (re)action isn’t good enough

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    Kneejerk (re)action isn’t good enough Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Away from the media frenzy of Martin Place over the last while, the Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Police...

  • Affordable Housing in Parliament

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    Affordable Housing in Parliament Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW On Thursday 3 August, Vinnies is making history by taking a petition of 16,300 signatures to the NSW Parliament to have the issue of...

  • Vinnies Housing Petition

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    Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

  • Bringing dignity to asylum seekers

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    Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) and the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW (Vinnies) are working in partnership to support people who arrived in New South...

  • Vinnies Sleepout

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    Vinnies CEO Sleepout - more than a fundraiser Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Thursday will be my first Vinnies CEO Sleepout. I’ll be joining over 360 fellow CEOs in Sydney. We’ll be aiming...

  • Members Petition Success

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    Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

  • NSW Labor Housing Plans Welcomed

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    Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

  • Homelessness – the potential to implement a widespread housing first policy

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    Homelessness – the potential to implement a widespread housing first policy Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW For some, maintaining a tenancy can be as difficult as finding a rental property in the...

  • Social and Affordable Housing Fund

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    Social and Affordable Housing Fund Brian Murnane CEO of Amélie Housing For the last three years I have found myself completely enmeshed in the process which has now seen Amélie Housing, the community...

  • Berejiklian’s Focus on Housing Welcomed by Vinnies

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    Berejiklian’s Focus on Housing Welcomed by Vinnies Story appeared in the Daily Telegraph. Gladys Berejiklian has staked housing affordability as one of her priorities. This comes as welcome news to those of us...

  • The 2017 Resolution that Needs to be Implemented

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    The 2017 Resolution that Needs to be Implemented Jack de Groot, CEO Sleepout St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Minister Stokes has entered the 2017 year with resolve. Long may this initial foray to confront the housing...

  • Affordable Housing Target is Not Enough

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    Affordable Housing Target is Not Enough Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW I welcome the front page story in the Sydney Morning Herald today about the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) commitment to...

  • Poverty in Australia 2016

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    Poverty in Australia 2016 – the Right to Home Jack de Groot, CEO St Vincent de Paul Society NSW On the weekend I attended the launch of the ACOSS Poverty in Australia 2016 Report. It puts the numbers behind the...