A new Victorian report on poverty has recently been released. See full key findings in the comments below. Consider these facts as we head into the Christmas season. If you'd like to help brighten this time for families living in poverty around Geelong, OneCare have several initiatives you can get involved with. Get in touch with us to learn more. Findings: - 774,000 Victorians live in poverty (13.2%) - Regional Victoria has a higher poverty rate than Melbourne (15.1% versus 12.6%) - More than 1 in 6 Victorian children live in poverty (18.7% or 198,600 children) - Women comprise the majority of adults living in poverty (54.1% or 311,800 women) - A majority of people experiencing poverty live in families with children (57.8% or 447,300 people) - A majority of people living in poverty live in owner-occupied homes (51.4% or 397,900 people) - More than one third of adults living in poverty have a disability (34.3% or 197,600 people) - More than a quarter of adults living in poverty have a job (28.2% or 162,600 people) - Even the richest communities had poverty rates from 6% - High poverty communities had poverty rates of up to 40%
If you don't see or recognise the pothole, it's not a pothole. - Walter Wise words from one of our wonderful COACH program mentors, in the context of the role of the mentor and recognising problems in our lives.
Join us TOMORROW for a time of Thanksgiving. Saturday 1st December at 10am @ OneCare, 61 Candover Street, Geelong West. We're gathering together to sing, share and pray - and we'd love for you to join us.
We’re thrilled to announce that we have been named as one of the 200 #WestpacFoundation Community Grant recipients for 2018. The $10,000 grant will help us to establish our newest housing project 'HOMETOWN'. Stay tuned for more information! #CommunityGrants2018 #onecaregeelong #hometownproject