Hope House held an Open Day last weekend in Batemans Bay that also saw the launch of their fundraising campaign. The second annual Hope House Open Day has been declared a huge success. The event saw a number of organisations with stalls and information including Anglicare, Red Cross and Pathways. The Lions Club and The Anglican Ladies Auxiliary provided catering and some of the residents of Hope House conducted tours of the facility. A number of guests attended on the day including the Member for Bega Andrew Constance, The Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis and the Labor candidate for Gilmore Fiona Phillips as well as Eurobodalla Shire Councillor Patrick McGinlay, Mayor Liz Innes was an apology.
Andrew Constance re-affirmed the announcement of NSW Health Minister Brad Hazard last week that Hope House would receive $50,000 and the Federal Member for Gilmore launched a Go Fund Me page which has already yielded $900. Hope House opened in 2009 and provides accommodation, education, assistance and support for homeless men who have addictions, mental health issues, in contact with or at risk of being in contact with the Justice system, victims and/or perpetrators of domestic and family violence or being beaten by life in general. Shirley Diskon of Hope House invites the community to become more aware of the results they have been able to achieve for men in our community who are in need of a hand up. "Your support helps us to maintain these programs and provide services for local men." "We invite those who couldn't make it to the Open Day to look at our website at www.communitylifebb.org.au " Shirley Diskon and Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, have launched the GoFundMe web page to support the organisation and Ann kicked it off with the first donation.
You can donate HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/hope-house-batemans-bay-fund