Safe Shelter ACT's capacity was stretched during August, with 190 homeless men as guests over the 31 days. On many nights the “duty” shelter was full to normal capacity (8 guests) and on several nights an additional guest was admitted. No one had to be turned away in August.
The ACT Government is investing $5 million as seed funding to kick-start a long term commitment to our local charities and community sector to support their incredible work and also explore innovative solutions to meeting community needs.
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) with the support of Hands Across Canberra have launched the Leading Social Change digital hub on 10 August 2018. Leading Social Change aims to develop the capability of new and existing members of governing bodies of community organisations in the ACT.