Who is Fusion?
Located in the old Army Barracks in Mt Martha, Fusion provide the only housing service on the Mornington Peninsula, available to young people (15-21) experiencing homelessness. The live-in mentors provide a sense of stability and a family like environment for young people to begin to heal and uncover the best version of themselves. During their stay, residents learn life skills such as: cooking, maintaining a household, budgeting and time management.
Part of their program is to connect residents to networks in the community, based on the philosophy that all people have a fundamental need for community and purpose. By providing early interventions to youth within our program, Fusion seeks to address many issues that trigger long-term homelessness.
Fusion also run a number of youth programs and camps in the local area; their youth programs develop resiliency, self-confidence, identity and address social issues such as: inclusive and diverse communities, home and belonging, conflict resolution, Aboriginal reconciliation, refugees and asylum seekers and many more. One of their most powerful camps is the annual Pilgrimage to Uluru.
Why are we partnering?
Young people in crisis sometimes need a helping hand and guidance at a critical point in their lives to get themselves back on track. Many haven’t yet learned the tools they need to be an independent adult; through no fault of their own. We’d rather see them empowered to become functioning members of society than slip through the cracks.
The work of Fusion relies on the generosity of our community and the commitment of their full-time volunteer staff, who have given everything to this work.
Not only have the volunteers been providing a place of safety and healing for youth in crisis, but they are now turning their attention to helping single mums facing homelessness. We feel this is a crucial need in our community that we want to support.
What are we currently working on?
a) Together with some of our generous supporters, we are helping with the renovation of the bathrooms downstairs. Click here to see video.
b) We are hoping to raise the $2,000 pm required to hire a permanent part-time youth worker.
c) In the near future we hope to be working with the team to provide more short-medium term accommodation for single mums facing homelessness.
How can you partner with us?
If you’d like to donate to the Foundation to support our partners, you can make a direct deposit as per the details below. We value your support and we’re excited to have you on board through this journey.
To make a donation, please transfer using the account details below:
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