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Making memories

Students from Helena College completed a 6 week program to make Memory Books for clients in our People with Disability program. During the program, students met with our clients and got to know each other and their interests. The result was 10 wonderful memory books filled with pictures of family, friends, hobbies and favourite things.

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Corporate Volunteers give Kira House a new look

We welcomed BHP Billiton Iron Ore to join us for Corporate Volunteering Day at Kira House, our safe and spacious 24-hour crisis house for young women aged between 14 and 18 years. The house provides a secure environment for the young women and their children who are leaving a violent family or domestic situation to stay safely and receive the support they need.

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A Young Person’s Rite of Passage: Getting their Driver’s Licence

A young person’s rite of passage is the independence they receive from having a driver’s licence. For many of us, this may be easy but for some it is not, and yet the tangible and intangible benefits that come to the young person as a result of receiving their licence can be huge.

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Corporate Volunteers transform Lana House

Lana House is a transitional safe house for young women who have experienced emotional and traumatic crisis after leaving a domestic or violent family situation. We acquired the property in 2014 and it was then that international organisation, INPEX approached us. People from their Perth office were prepared to donate their time and talent to make a stunning home of Lana House.

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Dorothea’s Story: The fund that helps Carers

The Dorothea Limb Fund is thanks to the generosity of a Rise client of 17 years, Dorothea Limb, who sadly passed away in 2012. Dorothea named Rise as a beneficiary in her estate. The fund helps us to run a program to build resilience of primary carers.

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