After the Storm

After the Storm

After the Storm. Our 6-week self-empowerment program to support women who have left an abusive relationship. This group program usually operates once a week for six weeks (sessions run for three hours a week), and brings women together in a group with our qualified facilitators to provide practical support, advice and guidance to women and their children, for navigating financial, legal, emotional, physical and psychological impacts. The next program commences second week of February. Please contact Cheryl on 02 9744 1866 or email cheryl@bcw.org.au

Let’s Sign Together: Introduction to Auslan at BCWS

Let’s Sign Together: Introduction to Auslan at BCWS

A fun learning experience for you! Learn how to communicate visually using Auslan (Australian sign language), the native language of the Australian Deaf community.Starts Monday 8th February and runs for two hours each Monday for seven weeks. This activity is supported through Club Grants Burwood. Please register by emailing info@bcw.org.au. In the meantime, you can check out this video about Auslan from the ABC.

Make the most of your money course.

Make the most of your money course.

Join us for this FREE 6-week course starting in February. Learn how to make the most of your money, from personal budgeting, to financial goals setting, tax obligations, borrowing money and more. Course starts 23rd Feb 2021 and runs in school hours (10am-12pm Tuesdays). Participants must provide a USI (Unique Student Identifier – usi.gov.au) and will receive a TAFE statement upon completion. Review from previous participant: “I found this Community Centre and their guidance and help directing me gave me a new hope about my life. Thank you for every single support! You guys are so wonderful.”  To enrol, please call 02 9744 1866 or email info@bcw.org.au

Storytelling through… YouTube Videos!

Storytelling through… YouTube Videos!

Do you have a lot to say about certain topics? Over a 2-hour free workshop led by Story Factory, Students will devise everything they need to start their own YouTube channel (minus the actual videoing). You’ll brainstorm topics, review new innovations, come up with catchphrases, and leave with a VIP swag bag. Thursday 15th April 2021, from 10am-12pm at the Neighbourhood Centre. Limited places! Click here to find out more. To book your place, please call 02 9744 1866 or email cm@bcws.org.au.

We’re collecting pantry donations

We’re collecting pantry donations

Can you help? We are seeking donations of non-perishable food and essential living items. Items collected are distributed to families and individuals in the community who are in need of emergency assistance. Items we need include: rice, pasta, oasta sauce, UHT milk, breakfast food, tinned food, quick meals, toiletries, women’s products, nappies, baby food, school lunches, snacks and spreads. Thank you in advance for ensuring items are in date, new and for your generosity. Donations can be dropped off at the Community Centre.

Mini Garden project | Update

Mini Garden project | Update

Our Mini Community Garden project is off to a great start and we are so excited! Brenden from Community Greening Royal Botanical Gardens paid a visit to our garden site and now, thanks to his advice – and the input of volunteers and community members – we have a plan! Take a look, we can’t wait to get started. 

Yes it’s a mud map, and it can change but that’s the beauty of a community garden – it’s  reflective of the whole community.  

The next step is to install the first raised garden bed along with the wicking bed. This is scheduled for Wednesday 10th February. Please contact info@bcw.org.au if you would like to volunteer for this project or can share your knowledge. To ensure we can keep it COVID-safe, we can accommodate only a limited number of people so please register if you are interested.

Gardening can bring immense benefit to people from fitness to improving mental health. Starting this community garden has definitely increased our sense of community belonging and upped our gardening knowledge. If you want to learn about gardening or pick up some skills, this could be a great place to start.  

In the meantime, enjoy this read from the Royal Botanical Gardens: Seven elements of a sensory garden