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2020: Smartgroup Foundation grant recipients

Child Abuse Protection Services

Safe Arrival Program
The Safe Arrival program is a domestic and family violence prevention program for refugee and migrant mothers. Participants will learn about the escalating nature of violence, the many forms of abuse, healthy gender relationships and how to safely access services available to them.

Mackillop Family Services

Paw Pals
The Paw Pals program is a canine assisted learning program to help reengage young people and get them back into the classroom and back to school. The team works with existing Mackillop clients in Out Of Home Care (residential and foster care) and provide trained therapy dogs to mainstream schools.

One Eighty

Lifeline Accidental Counsellor training and Mental Health First Aid training
One Eighty is a charity established and run by young people all under the age of 30 in response to a spate of youth suicides in the area of the Northern Beaches of NSW, providing Lifeline Accidental Counsellor training and Mental Health First Aid training.

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Enabling training in specialised radiation therapy techniques
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a not-for-profit, comprehensive cancer hospital in Camperdown, Sydney. From screening to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and wellness, they treat all types of cancer, specialising in those that are complex and rare. The grant funded the purchase of two pieces of equipment to enable training in specialised radiation therapy techniques.

United Way South Australia

Imagination Library
Imagination Library is an early literacy program to gift a monthly book pack to children living in disadvantaged communities. Age-appropriate books are given to children along with reading support materials for parents and carers, and access to reading and craft sessions at Possum’s Playhouse.

Zoe Support

Centre for Growing and Learning project
Zoe Support Centre for Growing and Learning project supports young mothers (age 13 -25) so they can continue their education pathways with access to case managers, computers, resources, childcare and tutoring.

The Banksia Project

The Growth Rooms
The Growth Rooms are free, peer-to-peer sessions for men to connect and support one another. Participants meet monthly to share their experiences and learn practical tools to improve health and wellness.

Berry Street

The Multisystemic Therapy program
The Multisystemic Therapy program is an intensive family and community-based treatment that addresses the multiple causes of serious complex behaviour in young people.

Sir David Martin Foundation

The Triple Care Farm Aftercare program
The Triple Care Farm Aftercare program is a program for young people after completing their substance addiction rehabilitation at the Triple Care Farm. The aftercare program is designed to help these young people avoid the cycle of addiction and build pathways to education and employment.

Eastern Health

Smileyscope Virtual Reality headsets
Eastern Health provides certain patients with Smileyscopes, custom virtual reality experiences designed to distract and calm children undergoing medical procedures at hospitals.

Seabin Foundation

Seabin Project
One of the goals for the Seabin Project is to provide practical and tangible solutions to reduce the plastics in our oceans which is one of the world’s greatest problems. Seabins work as rubbish bins for the ocean and are installed in marinas or harbours to collect marine litter and debris 24/7.