Monthly Archive: May 2023

Mental Health – Spotlight on the Empowerment Challenge

The Geelong Community Foundation is shining a light on a wonderful local organisation providing critical support to young mothers. Like many good ideas, The Empowerment Challenge began over a cup of coffee when a group of women who were involved in existing programs for younger mothers were lamenting the fact that, although there were some...

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Helping students stay the course -an interview with Leigh Bartlett, BATForce

The Barwon Adolescent Taskforce (BATF) began in 1978 over an instant coffee, when a group of Youth Workers decided that they could work best if they worked together. “A lot has changed since then and BATF has changed with it,” says Executive Officer Leigh Bartlett. “As an organisation, we are governed by a Board and...

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