'Everything I do is for my son. To make his future and his children's future a better and safer place.' »
At the Brotherhood of St Laurence we are proud to work hand in hand with organisations around Australia, to tackle poverty and disadvantage in different ways. We research, deliver and auspice a range of programs to help people struggling with many forms of poverty and disadvantage.
Our vision is for an Australia free of poverty for all, no matter where people live. Our programs are designed to help vulnerable people at difficult or opportune times of life – from young children and families, to the aged, to the marginalised and those striving to get a job.
Invest in our Winter Appeal today so we can continue to do the groundbreaking research and community development work that has such a profound and practical impact on so many lives.
Shonna is an Aboriginal woman from the Worimi community, and says she sees a gap between the opportunities afforded to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Port Stephens.
'Becoming a home tutor has given me the skills and confidence to be more involved in the community and a real opportunity to help others.
You do see a lot of Aboriginal children fall through the cracks because not many people are willing to give them a chance. Every child deserves the same learning opportunities regardless of race.
"We need community centres, we need libraries, we need kindergartens": outer suburbs of our cities demand attention theage.com.au/victoria/fears…
Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.