Bonnie Support Services

Bonnie Support Services
November 11, 2020

Supporting my daughter

‘Dear Danni’ is a column from Women’s Agenda where Dannielle Miller shares tips on parenting kids aged 10+. Following is a post from the column. Dear Danni, My ex was abusive. My daughter and I have been free from him for a few years, but now that she’s starting to date, I am terrified she […]

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October 29, 2020

The attractions and dangers of online dating

Online dating in 2020 looks very different from what it was like in 1998. I was 15 with my dad’s laptop in hand. New to the internet, I stumbled across chat rooms where people would exchange messages about anything and everything. You never knew who you’d find and what the conversation would be about. My […]

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October 19, 2020

Reaching Out

In my outreach work at the Liverpool Women’s Health Centre, I often find myself feeling like I am reaching across a void to the women who contact me and they are reaching across back to me. While on the phone, their voices are low in volume. Often they are calling in secret at a bus […]

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October 6, 2020

Cultural sharing

Here at Bonnies, we are a very multicultural team with workers from all different backgrounds. As a team, we are all respectful of each other’s cultures, just the same as when we are working with our clients who are also from different backgrounds. We are constantly sharing our own traditions with each other, whether it […]

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September 23, 2020

Vale Mary Stanley

I am writing this blog on behalf of our team to pay tribute to our much-loved colleague, Marie (Mary) Stanley, who passed away at her home on the 16th of September 2020 after a short illness. We feel immense sadness losing our dear Mary. It is difficult to do justice to the impression she’s left […]

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September 7, 2020

With Gratitude

Change is difficult and it is very well known that some, including myself, would rather stay in their comfort zone than take steps into the unknown. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a huge impact on Bonnie’s, especially on our physical and mental wellbeing. We’ve had to limit face-to-face contact with the women and external services, adapt […]

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August 31, 2020

One woman’s journey

I never thought that when starting a family worker’s role at Bonnie’s I would find myself feeling so grateful for being part of so many women’s journeys. The process of working with clients to set goals on paper is one thing. But to see these goals transcend paper and become a reality is something that […]

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August 25, 2020

A team approach

In an organisation like Bonnie’s, you don’t really know how the day is going to unfold. You can have your checklist ready to go and a plan for the day, however, the term ‘be ready for anything’ is a motto needed to go by. Staff at Bonnie’s are always on the go, supporting clients and […]

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August 17, 2020

Peta’s Painting

Reconciliation can be a hard thing to do when there are ongoing injustices to my people! When I first started work at Bonnie’s, the moment I walked in I felt at ease. There were no ‘first-day jitters’. Somehow I felt a sense of peace and belonging. And I knew this was a place for me. […]

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August 6, 2020

A fresh perspective

Jasmine was on placement at Bonnie’s since just before Covid-19 restrictions commenced. Here she shares some of her experiences. I had a range of emotions when starting at Bonnie’s. There was a bit of excitement about going into a new learning experience and at the same time, there was the general nervousness that you get […]

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July 29, 2020

Students as teachers

To our students today and tomorrow. Every year we are approached by TAFE and Universities to have students do their placement at Bonnie’s. We usually take on 2-3 students a year. We love having students doing their placement with us. As workers, we tend to work the same way, year after year. Hosting a student […]

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July 22, 2020

Two Good

Photo includes: Work-Work team members and chefs from Two Good Co.  Two Good started as a soup kitchen in Kings Cross twelve years ago. Rob (the founder of Two Good) met firsthand with people experiencing homelessness and was encouraged by their response to the food he was serving. People were genuinely excited by the food […]

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