How We Help
We have 3 primary strategies to positively impact our community.
In 5 years Cup From Above has successfully trained and empowered over 60 people from significantly disadvantaged situations to a level where they are now able to work independently without government support. Over 25% of these people had no previous employment and were reliant on welfare.
Independent authentic employment is a simple effective measurement to gauge an individual’s overall development. More than this employment reduces the cost to the commonwealth, contributes to the economy, increases social engagement & typically improves mental health and general well being.
Acute Crisis Support
Our Community Chaplain and other volunteers help out with critical emergency situations in our community. This year we have helped 2 separate situations of young pregnant women who were hungry and facing homelessness. Our team provided them with whitegoods, frozen healthy meals, fresh groceries & encouragement. It’s our belief that with immediate and thoughtfully tailored support, in those sliding door moments, we can inoculate our community from vulnerable members sliding into homelessness.
Cup From Above specialises in working with the most complex & difficult members of our community who have spent a lifetime struggling with addiction, homelessness, crime, imprisonment, unemployability, poor relationships and mental health. We work with these people to restore them on every level, not just until they have a job but a purpose and a career. Not just a house but a home with healthy warm relationships. We have a program called the “Sevens” where we connect these struggling members to strong members of the community in a peer support relationship. This is a very comprehensive approach and takes a huge investment from us as an organisation but also the volunteers who assist.
We provide a therapeutic housing environment called “Liberty Home” for them to stay at during their engagement with us. We provide access to a psychologist who is specialised in assisting with their specific barriers. This work is difficult, turbulent and risky however is absolutely worthwhile when we see the transformational results. This level of support is the only way to see honest, true, lasting transformation in these individuals.