Coast Shelter awarded a FutureSteps Grant
Coast Shelter, a Central Coast based not-for-profit providing accommodation and support programs for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, will soon deliver another safe dwelling with the support of a $70,000 grant through Lendlease’s FutureSteps program.
The grant will be used to convert a garage area of an existing family violence refuge into a unit that will provide accommodation to women experiencing homelessness resulting from family violence.
To further support Coast Shelter’s work, Lendlease’s Erina Fair Shopping Centre team participated in the Coast Shelter Sleepout – one of the organisations largest fundraising efforts. The Sleepout aims to increase awareness in the business community of the issues surrounding domestic and family violence and homelessness on the Central Coast. To date the team from Erina Fair have raised over $16,900.
Lendlease’s support has a profound impact on the not-for-profit sector as highlighted by Michael Starr, Chief Executive Officer of Coast Shelter: “Coast Shelter is delighted and thankful to receive such generous financial support from Lendlease to help expand our capacity to provide women and children facing or escaping homelessness due to domestic and family violence with a safe place to call home.”