Established in 2015 as an umbrella project of the Baptist Church, the Centre is a holistic response to the unique challenges faced by the most at-risk communities. At the Centre, we provide a safe space for women to come together to learn, grow and share their experiences, making our work essential to the local community. An average of 700-1000 visits are made to the centre every month. The programs and safe space that we offer make a difference to each and every one.
Our work involves improving the lives of locals, including refugees and vulnerable nationals. We provide vocational skills such as hairdressing and literacy to create empowerment and self-sufficiency. We also offer counseling and lectures to equip beneficiaries with coping mechanisms to deal with stress and for the integration of refugees into the host community. We would like to begin providing vocational skills for men also. Our mission is to provide a safe community, equipping through education, counseling and mutual support. We welcome volunteers who can pass on skills such as English teaching and handcrafts. Other classes offered by the centre include gardening, aerobics and soap-making. We are particularly in need of Early Childhood and Special Needs teachers, aerobics instructors, social workers, Funding Proposal and report writers, Business Strategists for handicrafts marketing, product development, social media and marketing specialists.
Good English skills and relevant experience in their field are needed. Some Arabic is vital. We need empathic people with a servant heart. You need flexibility, a love for people, and a desire to share Christ in word and deed.
*Australian citizens and/or residents only