Bonnie Support Services

Bonnie Support Services
July 8, 2016

Reaching out to Indian women

A new community-care initiative from Bonnie’s: a weekly women’s health group for Hindi and Urdu speakers. Meet Nancely… Our Hindi and Urdu speaking women’s health group takes place one day a week on a Friday. The group is mainly for women of Indian descent but any women who speak Hindi or Urdu language, they are […]

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July 4, 2016

My first Sorry Day: Lucy’s story

I’d never been to a Sorry Day event before, and I didn’t know much about it. But it’s an important day for Bonnie’s, so this year, on Thursday 26 May, the staff took a day away from our desks. We bundled into a few cars and drove down to Liverpool Regional Museum to remember the Stolen […]

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June 27, 2016

Orange Sky + Homie = clean clothes for the homeless

We’ve been so excited by the energy and vision of young Australians recently. Orange Sky Laundry (you might know them as the Young Australians of The Year 2016) and Homie Street Store are two projects making a real difference to people who are living on the street. Clean clothes and a non-judgemental ear: these simple things […]

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June 24, 2016

Bunnings helps to build better futures 

A recent call from Jodie of Bunnings at Villawood was another reminder of the generosity of the community we work in.  Jodie had raised funds and was making up toiletry bags for women who arrive at Bonnie’s and may be without the basics most of us take for granted. This personal donation from Jodie was […]

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June 21, 2016

A footpath to possibilities

We wanted to give a shout out this month to some of people and organisations that make a difference to what we can do here at Bonnie’s. The Footpath Library is one of them. They help our work here so much by providing free books for the women and children we work with. The Footpath […]

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June 17, 2016

Irish Women on the Walls

If you had never seen an airplane before, you would probably think it was impossible to fly. If you’ve never heard of women who were historically significant, would you believe you could become one? Women on the Walls and Women of the Rising are two projects from the Royal Irish Academy. Both are about acknowledging […]

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June 16, 2016

Small minds think big!

As parents and caregivers, we often underestimate our children’s ability to learn at a young age. What we fail to recognise is that our young children are actually GENIUSES. In this TED Talk, Dr Laura Schulz shows that children observe and receive the information we give them. The results are quite amazing.  As demonstrated in […]

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May 30, 2016

Finding home: Getting in to the rental market

You probably know that we help women to find private housing – sometimes for the very first time. It can be hard to find somewhere to rent in Sydney, so we thought we’d share our top tips. Some things to consider when you are inspecting a house: Do you need to be close to public […]

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May 21, 2016

New Hang Out @ Bonnie’s

Last year we received a generous donation from Mt Pritchard and District Community Club Ltd (Mounties) to refurbish one of our spaces and we voted unanimously to create a teenage hang out. I was given the re-design task: firstly because I’m a child worker and secondly because I’ve had a lot of experience as a […]

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May 18, 2016

Bathrooms with Heart

  Our EO, Tracy Phillips, tells the story “ Towards the end of last year, I picked up the phone to a very surprising offer from a local company in Wetherill Park.  Helen, who works in HR at ParexDavco had read on our website that we had transitional houses and got an idea that her […]

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March 7, 2016

Made to pamper: a volunteer’s story

Written from a conversation with volunteer Kerry Newdick. Kerry talks about her ‘Pampering Days’. “I remember one woman said that it was just like an angel coming to visit… how special is that?” Bonnie’s is my volunteer work. I bring my massage tables, my make up kit, my skin care and I call it a ‘mobile, […]

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February 19, 2016

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make a difference!

Imagine having to leave your home because you didn’t feel safe. Imagine if you and your children had to get out as quickly as possible and leave EVERYTHING behind. You know material possessions are not your priority, physical safety is paramount. So you say goodbye to all your personal belongings, your clothes and furniture. This […]

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