SAGE Veggies

SAGE Veggies For All program installs vegetable garden beds at Moruya women’s refuge for families and children to enjoy. SEWACS are delighted with this addition to the facilities offered at the refuge.

The SAGE Veggies For All 2018 program has been provided with funding through a grant to establish vegetable gardens in the community.  The beds at Moruya women’s refuge are the 83rd and 84th beds to be established, with volunteers assisting to barrow 3 cubic metres of soil provided by D & A Excavators of Bodalla.  Tomato and cabbage seedlings were provided by Andrew Baker, one of the volunteers.

Volunteers pictured from left: Terry McGee, Anne Thompson, Wendy Jones and Kathryn Maxwell (SAGE Project)

White Ribbon Day

SEWACS (South East Women and Children’s Services) would also like to thank the community for their generous support of the White Ribbon Day stall held at Moruya Markets late last year.

SEWACS would also like to thank artist Loretta Parsley for making available a beautiful piece of art which was raffled on the day. At the stall face painting was offered and information on support services was made available. Eurobodalla Domestic Violence volunteers collected $600 to support the work being done to support families affected by domestic violence.

Members of Deep River Choir contributed their time and some noise to help raise awareness,
accompanied by volunteers.

Donations from Bunnings and K Mart made it possible for the stall to be held as well as goodies to be hand out.

My Town Photo Treasure Hunt

Youth Week Treasure Hunt

Grab a team in your town for the chance to win great prizes

Send completed entry forms to our facebook page in a PM
First clue to find treasure list will be released on the 19th

Bega Valley services say lack of local youth crisis accommodation is a major problem

The following article was printed in the Bega District News on 20 December 2017

http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/5133765/housing-crisis-in-valley/

Bega Valley front line services team with pubs and club to tackle domestic violence

The following article appeared in the Bega District News on 06 December 2017

http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/5101971/white-ribbons-day-at-the-races/

SOS Women’s Services – Stories of Survival

SOS Women’s Services has spoken to women in NSW about their experience with domestic violence. The result is Stories of Survival – Uncovering Domestic Violence in your Community.

Uncovering domestic violence in your community – SOS Women’s Services

Download the Safe Around Me App

The Safe Around Me app provides information on recognising domestic and family violence, safety planning ideas, and a location-aware list of local services. This is a FREE app.

Download Safe Around Me from iTunes

Download Safe Around Me from Google Play

Download the SkillBot App

SkillBot – skills for life, a new and exciting mobile phone app for young people is now available FREE. This is an app with a difference; it contains loads of information and advice to assist young

people navigating life’s ups and downs and transitioning to living independently.

Categories of the app are accommodation, money matters, relationships, jobs, general information, health and well being.

The topics are comprehensive and written in easy to language with links to official sites where necessary.

Download SkillBot from iTunes

Download SkillBot from Google Play

Walk Against Violence Everyone!

  • 60 crosses will be carried to signify women and children who have lost their lives to domestic and family violence this year.
  • The crosses will be planted at the gardens followed by a minutes noise because we will not remain silent about domestic violence.

The crosses will be planted at the gardens followed by a minutes noise because we will not remain silent about domestic violence.
Please join us and SAY NO TO VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY meet at Kisses Lagoon at 11.15 for 11.30 to join the walk to Littleton Gardens

 

The concept of “non-violence” and “peaceful communities” will be demonstrated by floating lanterns in remembrance of victims of domestic violence. The event will be held as part of 16 days of activism to stop violence, which encompasses White Ribbon Day and World Peace Day.

This is an initiative of The Bega Valley Domestic and Sexual Violence Committee. For more information please contact Gabrielle Powell 6492 1367. 

Thursday 8 December 2016