Today is our third of 5 days of donations to support charities working with vulnerable communities during a health and economic crisis. Today’s two charities are focused on two different communities in Australia.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation is an Indigenous women led organisation that works with people in the Central Desert region of Australia. They work with youth at risk of homelessness; with new families on basic supplies, nutrition and money management; and with elders on disability support. They facilitate art and culture traditions being passed between generations.
Waltja is a community based organisation that works with families from Central Desert indigenous communities to address major issues affecting their communities. Waltja’s work focuses on addressing the many gaps in service delivery for children, youth, elders and people with disabilities in the remote communities of Central Australia.WALTJA | The Waltja Way
Our second donation is to YoungCare, which provides housing for young people with high care needs including especially constructed housing, funding to live at home, and return to home funding. They’ve just had to postpone a major fundraising event due to COVID-19 risk.
Suitable and appropriate supported housing is one of the greatest areas of unmet need for people with disabilities in Australia. Currently, there are 12,000 young people being left behind in inappropriate housing simply because there is nowhere else for them to go.The Issue – YoungCare
You can donate to YoungCare online.
In a global crisis, people without stable or suitable housing are hugely at risk: consider supporting these or other groups supporting particular communities at risk today.
- 5×2: support your community, it’s hurting and scared and it needs your help
- 5×2: Médecins Sans Frontières and The Haymarket Foundation
- 5×2: FoodCare Orange and GiveDirectly
- 5×2: Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi and YoungCare
- 5×2: UNICEF and Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council
- 5×2: news from the organisations
- 5×2: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and ACON