Blog: Community

Free Tax Help 2020
16 July 2020

Our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre (MLYCC) is offering free tax return help. If you’re earning a low income, you can get free help filling out and submitting your tax return from our Tax Help volunteer, Dennis, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 29 July to 29 October 2020. What is Tax Help? Tax […]

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Redefining ‘normal’ in a post-COVID world
13 July 2020

In this time of COVID-19, there is no question that many of us now lead very different lives than what we are used to. From issues of mass job loss, increased mental health problems, and financial instability, it is evident the virus has affected us all in more ways than one. But as we begin […]

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Tips on how to deal with re-entering society
8 July 2020

Living through lockdown has been challenging to say the least, but for many it has provided a sense of security and comfort in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. But as we begin to move towards a more relaxed state, many of us will again experience a new sense of anxiety, as we begin […]

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Exceptional support from a Canberra Icon
15 June 2020

We have been overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of local organisations in helping us deliver emergency relief to those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. One of these amazing organisations is Icon Water, which has chipped in $15,000 so that we can provide affordable, safe and supportive accommodation for women and their children. We spoke […]

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Celebrating one year of Rentwell

One year of renting well
12 May 2020

Last week we marked the first anniversary of Rentwell, our charitable property management service for affordable rentals. One year in, Rentwell has already improved the lives of 22 families; that is 49 people who now have quality, safe and affordable homes. And we’ve just had another three homes signed up to the program. We also: […]

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Tips for LGBTQIA* teens
23 April 2020

Things are rough right now. You’re out of school, away from friends and your support networks. This can be particularly tough when you’re gender or sexuality diverse and maybe in isolation with people who aren’t as supportive as your peer networks. It’s important at times like this to remember that there are supports out there. […]

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How YWCAs around the world are responding to COVID-19
15 April 2020

We are proud to be part of the worldwide network of YWCAs. All around the world, YWCAs are helping women and their families through this unprecedented time of crisis. Women, including female-identifying people, and non-binary people are being particularly affected by the social and financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis. Women comprise 70 per cent […]

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How to help kids manage anxiety or distress
2 April 2020

No matter how much we might try to shield children from bad things happening in the world, they usually know something is wrong, even if they don’t understand what. This, combined with massive routine changes because of schools going pupil free, can lead to anxiety or distress in children. This distress can manifest in different […]

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Maintaining friendships in a time of social distancing
26 March 2020

As we each play our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, it’s normal to experience waves of loneliness and anxiety. With new restrictions put into place every day, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to practice the things we love, around the people we love. But who said self-isolation had to be boring? Thanks to the power of technology, and a […]

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Ideas to promote social engagement while social distancing: check in on a friend; lend a helping hand to the elderly or disadvantaged; donate excess goods; create a community; offer your support.

Social engagement while social distancing
20 March 2020

With the spread of COVID-19, we’re all suddenly becoming aware of the concept of social distancing (and if you’re still unclear why it’s so important, this clip from Scrubs might help). But for many of us, we’re torn between staying away from people to reduce risks and wanting to help others in our community. Thankfully, […]

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