Gaining a sense of belonging and being valued again. Employment Directions is a not for profit, community based organisation that has been in operation since 1978.Located in Country South Australia and with 6.5 full time equivalent, time across the Mid North, our priority and mission is to assist those most disadvantaged in our communities.These communities include Gawler, Adelaide Plains, Barossa, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Port Pirie, Northern Areas and surrounds.We have extensive experience in delivering a wide range of pre-employment and employment, youth and training related services and provided Commonwealth State government funded programs including Youth Connections and Job Services Australia (JSA)., also FLO case management.To date, the vans have washed over 103,000 With the help of 600-plus volunteers, the custom fitted vans – each with two commercial washing machines and two dryers – service 71 locations and wash more than tonnes of laundry each week.Employment Directions will project manage the scheduling and prioritise areas of need through data collected from external networks.They had previously volunteered at food vans and other outreach programs while still at school, and had a passion to help the homeless.Their idea "started as a fun test project — to see if it would work.
I downloaded this App a while back and just today decided to play with it.
By providing a service our disadvantaged friends can utilise the service without prejudice and judgement.
Orange Sky Van already have policy and procedures in place that enable the efficient recording of usage and maintenance required to carry out its service within communities.
Yes, there is laundry/showers to have, but more importantly there's conversations to be had and connections to be made.
The project can assist in building individual resilience and to positively build confidence and social inclusion back into the community without prejudice or judgment.