South Coast rental crisis, price hikes push youth into homelessness

Please find attached an article from the Bega District News (21-04-2021) outlining the issues we face in the Bega Valley for the struggles faced by our youth trying to find suitable and affordable accommodation

Eurobodalla community helps to fund a solar system

As part of SHASA’s Solar for Community Facilities Program, with funds from the SHASA/MESA solar bulk buy, a raffle and musical performance from Out of Abingdon, SEWACS now has a solar PV system.

Recently MESA with $8,445 in funds from SHASA, installed a 6.3kw solar system with a 3 phase inverter, an inverter enclosure and preventative maintenance services for up to five years, said Kathryn Maxwell, President, SHASA.

SEWACS had an unsustainable electricity bill of $11,000 per annum.  This was impacting adversely on the ability to provide the support women and children need when escaping domestic violence. The solar system will generate about 6,400 kWh of electricity per annum, with annual savings of about $2,308.

This service provides emergency accommodation to women with or without children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to domestic violence. Women may stay at the refuge for up to three months which means that the solar PVC can become an educational opportunity for conversations on the reduction of our carbon footprint for the residents and their children during their stay.

SHASA has helped 11 community facilities to get solar systems installed and is keen to help others. Give us a call on 0467 558645 or email if you would like us to help you get solar and/or batteries.

Free Pamper Days for Women & Children

From a very generous member of our local community:

Web Pamper days for women and children

We would like to introduce you to a new project starting on Monday 17th of May, running one day a month with the hope to run twice a month. The aim of the project is to help homeless and financially strained women and men in our area.

I am a qualified hairdresser and beautician who owns a business in Tuross head and want to give back to the community. I have teamed up with the beautiful women at SEWACS to make this happen. I am offering free haircuts by referral from you the providers. To make appointments or more information please call, txt or email.