How We Make a Difference
Junction Australia works collaboratively to strengthen lives and communities. Our integrated service delivery approach creates a positive and sustainable social and economic impact. Our quality housing, community development and social support services develop resilience and enhance connectedness.
Housing affordability is critical to economic development, social cohesion and sustainability. The statistics around homelessness, child protection and domestic violence are alarming.
- One in 200 people are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Approximately 300 SA children are not able to access ‘family based’ care and are living in 24/7 residential care.
- One woman is killed every week as a result of Domestic Violence.
- One child is killed every fortnight as a result of Family Violence.
Junction Australia has always responded to the needs of the community and focuses on early intervention and prevention. As a society, we cannot let this continue and it is our obligation to ensure our family, friends and community have the opportunity to feel safe and experience good health and wellbeing.
We have a long term connection to South Australian communities that provides opportunities for individual outcomes as well as fostering connectedness. Established in 1979, we now have 200 staff working across 33 local government areas, delivering 32 integrated services that positively impact the lives of 6500 people each year.
How We Have helped:
Helen experienced years of financial, emotional and physical abuse from her then husband when she made the brave decision to reach out for help. She made the courageous decision to leave her partner, even though she was pregnant and just a few weeks shy of giving birth. Helen was in a great deal of debt as a result of this abuse and she also discovered there was no money in their bank accounts.
Helen had no possessions and was supported by a specialised Domestic Violence service. Through that pathway she found suitable and stable accommodation through Junction Australia.
With Helen’s persistence, some time later she paid off the multiple debts her husband had accrued in her name and has recently signed off on a loan agreement for her own home.
Helen achieved this through hard work, assistance from a network of family and friends and support agencies. Helen was grateful to everyone who supported her and said that she loved living in the home Junction Australia provided, but it was also time to move on.
We at Junction Australia are proud to have made a positive contribution to Helen’s journey in life and wish her well as she continues on her path.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault or domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. In an emergency, call 000. You can also visit the 1800RESPECT website.