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.