Peeling the onion workshop

Join us for a free program for women who have left a domestic or family violence situation – in Moruya – lunch included 🙂

Peeling the onion

Community Industry Group Award

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.

Relationships, communication and healing workshops

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.

Relationship recovery workshop

Dig deep and donate – Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma Library

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

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

https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/7218829/south-coast-rental-crisis-price-hikes-push-youth-into-homelessness/?fbclid=IwAR1IFwKd_635jdzDcK_hJq9DWc7nzECr6QEmk-2bsc_rz2LXHaXz6dP1J74

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 contact.shasa@gmail.com 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.

Creative Workshops

Viva Pilates donation

This year Geri Taylor from Viva Pilates sold artwork to raise money for the Eurobodalla team. Geri made handmade cards and donated 100% of the proceeds to the clients, staff and support workers to have a special Christmas treat. Many thanks to Geri and to everyone who bought one of her beautiful cards.

donation

Big beards and bearing gifts for SEWACS

But when the Bearded Villains arrived at South East Women and Children’s Services in Bega on Saturday, manager Caroline Long said it was a lovely, life-affirming visit.

To read the full article from the Bega District News, published on 07 December 2020, click on the following link:

https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/7043818/big-beards-and-bearing-gifts-for-sewacs/