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Meet Colleen

4 Jul ,2016 02:27 am

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In January 2014 Colleen Hastings walks into Life Essentials and says, “I am a trained EOL (English as Another Language) teacher, could I be of use in your community centre?” As we work with the CALD community and understand some of the barriers associated with language, we thank God f

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Meet Mathias

4 Jul ,2016 02:27 am

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A young man with a difference! Mathias loves to dress up and perform but was never given the opportunity to participate in a professional environment. Mathias was a 2013 ‘Nexus Grants A Dream’ recipient. Here you see him at the curtain call of the 2013 production of Annie. Mathias h

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Meet Emma

4 Jul ,2016 02:26 am

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Emma was lost and homeless. Some family disputes had left her in Australia with nowhere to live and she presented to ‘Life Essentials’ with a long story of sickness and disconnection from her community. Emma had nowhere to stay so a kind person from our organisation took her home whil

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Meet Garry

4 Jul ,2016 02:25 am

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In a MADCOW® moment in February 2013 there was a phone call asking us if we wanted the entire fit out and stock from an op-shop that was closing down. We had been talking about opening an op-shop with a difference and so we thought this is a gift from God! We finally arranged a day to pi

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Meet Ron

4 Jul ,2016 02:25 am

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In September 2014 a young lady sat down at our community lunch and started to talk to a single man. She sat and listened to his story. Ron shared about how he had a large sum of money stolen and now found himself homeless and broke. Well the young lady suggested that Ron call into our ‘

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Meet John

4 Jul ,2016 02:24 am

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John had been sleeping rough for a while and he was a regular at our MADCOW® breakfast. We’d helped out with various items such as a tent, food, clothes and meals. Eventually John was moved on from his camp-style accommodation and had nowhere to go.We were unable to get John into loca

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