- GSLP Story of Change -
Utilising Engage funding from Greater Shepparton City Council has meant young people at the Haven can get their Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) certificate; their Learners Driver’s Permit and then participate in the L2P program where mentors have supported 120 hours of driving for them to be able to get their full license. This allows the young person to participate in sport and employment.
The Apprenticeship Factory’s Giving Back fund supported 15 young people to get their White Card – this means they can participate in on-site tours of work sites and work experience as tradespeople and apply for apprenticeships. This has been critical for many of the boys who are looking for trades.
The Haven bus funded by Greater Shepparton Foundation (formerly The Community Fund), Mega fuels and Jacobsons means we now pick up and drop off more young people each night. Our reach is as far as Murchison Tatura and Dookie. The bus is also being used by other groups to connect them to the community. An example of this is the Community Hubs migrant women traveling to activities around the region to visit other towns and practice their English.