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Saint Benedicts Workstart

Financial Security

Living on the streets, in a vehicle or a tent creates significant and in most cases insurmountable barriers to employment.

Seeking employment is less of a priority when one does not know where they are going to be sleeping that night or where their next meal will be coming from.

Benefits to gaining employment are not only financial, they also include a sense of purpose, creating friendships, learning new skills and improved self-esteem.


Social enterprise businesses to gain skills and employment

Our Workstart Program is designed to assist those who are ready to focus on
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by working through barriers and setting goals to gain
and maintain sustainable employment.

The Six Step Program consists of:

  • ldentify individual's work desires and strengths
  • Volunteer work, vocational training, build confidence and skills
  • Develop CV’s, interview skills, locate appropriate employment
  • Counselling to deal with initial work anxieties
  • Assist with employment documentation requirements
  • Provide advice, guidance ongoing mentorship

Social enterprise businesses

  • Op Shop 
  • Low cost supermarket
  • Furniture restoration
  • Hydroponics


Guidance to gain and maintain employment