SEWACS was the proud recipient of the award for Transformation & Reinvention Whole Organisation. The We Do Magic Community Service award was given to the whole organisation in light of our response to the bushfires and then COVID. Our staff went above and beyond to support people in need of our services during these extreme times. We are grateful to Community Industry Group for the honour of this award.
SEWACS is offering a series of creative workshops in Moruya which are run by Interface Therapeutic Arts. Click on the flyer for more information and dates.
Wow, our local community libraries are truly amazing:
Dig deep and donate
For the month of July the libraries will act as drop off points in support of South East Women’s and Children’s Services (SEWACS).
We’re asking for gift card’s to stores like Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Kmart and Bunnings to help support homeless men, women and children in Eurobodalla. Any dollar amount gift card is appreciated! Gift cards mean no bulky donations to be stored and people having some choice on what items they get.
We’re proud to support SEWACS who is working towards eliminating homelessness and domestic violence as well as creating a community where all people can live in a safe, secure environment and be treated with respect.
Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma Library
Thursday 1 to Saturday 31 July
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
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 email@example.com if you would like us to help you get solar and/or batteries.