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Covid 19 Update

POSTED: 16th September 2021

While we are still taking calls on 4627 1188 during our normal opening hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-4.30pm), Sydney’s COVID lockdown means that Focus Connect is currently CLOSED to client visits.

To help you through this difficult time, we would like to share the following range of resources with you.

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Help to Live Your Best Life

POSTED: 13th May 2021 SOURCE: Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser 12th May 2021

After 35 years of supporting members of the Macarthur community, Focus Connect is now expanding to the rest of metropolitan Sydney.

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SBS Arabic Radio - Macarthur Multicultural & Aborginal Women’s Coffee Club

POSTED: 22nd April 2021 SOURCE: SBS Arabic Radio 22nd April 2021

Sana Al-Ahmar discussses the launch of a new program assisting women address domestic violence, and maintaining their security and safety outside the home.

(This content & audio is copyright to SBS)

Program: SBS Arabic Radio Interviewer: Manal Al-Ani & Iman Riman Interviewee: Sana Al-Ahmar Duration: 9:51

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Macarthur Textile Network Exhibition: Looking Forward, Looking Back

POSTED: 29th March 2021

A collaborative textile exchange project undertaken with women from Focus Connect's Multicultural Women’s Art Group.

Saturday 27 March – Sunday 9 May 2021

Last year, the Macarthur Textile Network (MTN) celebrated their 10th anniversary. This year they present their fourth and largest biennial exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Looking Back, Looking Forward features new contemporary textile works by MTN artists that consider how the past impacts them, how it informs their view of the future, and how it influences and informs their work.

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Annual Report 2020

POSTED: 01st March 2021

The Focus Connect 2020 Annual Report is now available to view online.

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Focus Connect: Holiday Closure Dates

POSTED: 08th December 2020

FOCUS Connect will be closed from Monday 21/12/2020 until Monday 04/01/2021

WE WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON!

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WE ARE MOVING

POSTED: 19th October 2020

From Monday 26 October 2020 will be located at 3 CORDEAUX STREET, CAMPBELLTOWN (click on READ MORE for further information)

Exciting things are happening at Focus Connect!

We are moving to temporary office accommodation whilst our brand new office is being prepared (it should be ready by mid February 2021 so keep on eye on our Facebook page for information and updates).

From Monday 26 October 2020 will be located at:

3 CORDEAUX STREET, CAMPBELLTOWN

Please note that to facilitate the move our current office at L3, 171-179 Queen Street will be closed on Friday, 23 October 2020.

Our general contact number (02 4627 1188) and email address (info@focusconnect.org.au) remain unchanged.

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Brighter Future Ahead

POSTED: 10th August 2020 SOURCE: Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser 05th August 2020

Migrant women across Western Sydney are taking advantage of fee-free TAFE courses to help them settle into the community and learn some new skills.

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POSTED: 03rd June 2020 SOURCE: Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON)

The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) has launched an awareness campaign to highlight the range of energy affordability assistance available to customers impacted by COVID-19.

The campaign targets groups in the community who are already having trouble paying their energy bills, as well as those who are experiencing affordability challenges for the first time including casual workers, families, seniors, CALD and ATSI customers.

Click here to find out more about this campaign.

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Bush Fire Financial Assistance Program

POSTED: 21st May 2020

Have you been affected by the recent bushfires? Focus Connect is now offering assistance for households within the Macarthur, Wollondilly & Wingecarribee regions affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires.

Available assistance includes:

  • Vouchers to purchase food/household/essential items
  • Utility bills payment assistance
  • Pharmacy/medication payment assistance

ACCESS TO THE PROGRAM
This program is available to individuals residing in the Macarthur, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee regions who have experienced any of the following as a result
of the recent bushfires:

  • Loss/damage of home
  • Loss/damage of personal/household items
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of a family member/pet
  • Displaced from your home
  • Health related impacts

In order for us to determine your eligibility we will conduct an over the phone assessment, this usually takes about 30 minutes. We will ask you to provide some details on how you/your household has been impacted. You will also need to provide certain types of information including:

  • Your personal details & contact information
  • Identification
  • Income

(All information you provide is for assessment and record keeping purposes only and will remain confidential and handled in accordance with Focus Connects Privacy Policy)

Assistance provided will be assessed on need, ability to meet the programs eligibility criteria, program demand and available resources.

For further information about this program, or to make an appointment, please contact Caitlin Manganaro P. 4627 1188 or E. caitlinmanganaro@focusconnect.org.au

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