Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand goodshep.org.au
The Thriving Communities Partnership aligns with our mission and values and we believe this is an efficient and effective way to join resources, build cross sector capacity and advocacy to increase community wellbeing.
GSANZ was founded by the Good Shepherd Sisters in Victoria 1863. Our mission “is to disrupt the intergenerational cycle of poverty, especially for women and girls”. Our vision is ‘to create an emotionally, economically and physically safe world, especially for women and girls’.
GSANZ provides a diverse range of community services across VIC, NSW and WA, with a committed, client focussed and highly qualified team of staﬀ. While we work on an integrated approach to service delivery, our services are loosely grouped within the following areas:
- Safety and Resilience: supporting women, children, young people and their families who have experienced family violence, economic or other abuse to be safe, resilient and to thrive, through case management, refuges, therapeutic services, Police and other partnerships. Family specific work though Child FIRST intervention and family support work, including case management, coaching, group work and counselling to support families.
- Financial Security: supporting people to increase their ﬁnancial capability and money wellness through ﬁnancial counselling, ﬁnancial capability building, microﬁnance loans, ﬁnancial coaching, workshops and group work. GSANZ also provides professional development, capability building and coaching for utility companies and other businesses that provide customer service responses to people in need.
- Educational Pathways: assisting people to achieve their full educational and vocational capacity through alternate schools, innovative, peer led programs for young people and all-age community houses.
- Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy: Our WRAP Centre explores, supports and delivers expert research and evaluation, policy commentary and advocacy in partnership with our clients and with government, academic, community service, Philanthropic and corporate sectors.