Community EngagementMaroondahUrban Sustainability

Opening the Lighthouse Home for Mums and Bubs

By March 16, 2010March 22nd, 2010One Comment

The Lighthouse Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to end youth homelessness through its model of integrated model of care, which provides an holistic approach through health, education and development.

This morning I opened the Lighthouse Foundation’s Home for Mums and Bubs, a house that will provide support for homeless young mothers.  The program provides an early intervention strategy that aims to break the cycle of homelessness, violence and abuse through providing shelter, support, counselling and education programs.

The house will cater for two mums and their babies at any one time, and also provides respite accommodation for emergency situations.  The opening of the House will assist in providing opportunities for some of the most vulnerable members of our community and I congratulate the Lighthouse Foundation and the many organisations and individuals involved in this initiative.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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