Mobilise is here to help
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and its significant effects across not only Australia but the world, we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily postpone our street outreaches until Government regulations permit. With the far-reaching effects that the current climate has on society, the Mobilise community has decided to actively contribute to making a difference in the space.
As a movement, our mission has always been to serve and assist those in need who are often overlooked. We also truly believe in the power of conversation and relationships which are our point of difference in the outreaches we conduct along with all our other projects. Mobilise aims to target its COVID-19 assistance services in 4 states, CBR/NSW/SA/VIC.
Resource delivery and assistance
We encourage anyone who is currently vulnerable or unable to travel to the shops or access services to reach out to us. We have a team of eager volunteers across the states who are willing to deliver necessary items and supplies to you. If you have any requests, please reach out to us and we’d love to see how we can help.
Putting health and safety first
All of our volunteers have completed the Australian Government's COVID-19 Infection Control Training online to minimise the risk of infection when collecting and delivering essentials.
We have the opportunity to change the perception of homelessness
We know that there is a stigma surrounding homelessness. Every single day, we walk past people on the streets, we aren't sure how to act and so much of the media that surrounds us purports those who are homeless as people who have placed themselves in that situation with their choices. We know this isn't true and have seen the many sides to homelessness.
Over the years we have learned a lot form our time out helping on the streets and have a range of insights that we'd love to share. Over the past year we have commenced a new venture called Mobilise Voice. We speak at a range of organisations and community groups, sharing stories about what we've learned and providing practical tips about how as a wider community we can help those on the streets.
We believe that change begins with education and we'd love to share what we've learned with you.
We have had the pleasure of sharing our experiences at the following organisations & groups
If you'd like to hear more or would like to organise for a Mobilise team member to come and speak to your group, please send us an email below and we'd love to share our knowledge with you as we work together to create a better Australia for all.
Universities & Schools
Using videos to tell the stories of those on the streets
To humanise those experiencing homelessness, the medium of video enables us to give homeless individuals a platform to share their stories while showing to the wider society that those out there are "homeless, not hopeless".
Such videos begin a wider conversation for change by challenging the stigmas surrounding homelessness. We have a selection of our videos on our website and invite you to view them through the icon link below:
Working with others to build a better society for all
As a community, we truly believe that as a nation in Australia we have sufficient resources that no-one should have to sleep on the streets and that everyone deserves a fair opportunity at life. We believe in the power of community and we acknowledge and appreciate the incredible work that so many organisations are doing across the spectrum of social services in our country. It's been our aim since we were founded to work with other organisations to further their work while also developing a greater community.
We'd like to say thanks to so many of our incredible partners below and encourage any others out there that have been looking for an organisation to work with as corporate social responsibility increases in importance to please get in touch below.
We have recently been approved and received our ACNC status meaning we are now officially on the national charity register.
If you believe your business may be able to partner with us or come on board as a sponsor - please reach out.
Thank you to all of these organisations we have engaged with and who have provided support in their own capacities over the years
A platform for everyone to contribute
We know that as a generation we are all socially conscious. The biggest issue that so many people share is - they don't know how to help. This is where Mobilise comes in... The opportunity to contribute, fundraise or donate to a worthy cause that goes directly to those who need it most on the streets across our country. Over the years we've had such a diverse variety of activities that members of the Mobilise community have participated in to raise funds and awareness directly helping those experiencing homelessness in our country.
Some Highlights Include:
Mobilise team members walking 28km in the 'Long Walk Home' in Sydney
Parties in both Sydney & Canberra, including at Oxford Underground with all funds raised going to Mobilise
A 'Giant Monopoly' fundraising trivia night run in conjunction with the Rotract club
A trivia night
Youth, school & community groups fundraising for Mobilise
Using their skills to create videos to fundraise for those on the streets
Teams running in the Melbourne & Sydney marathon festivals
If helping out and giving back is something you've always dreamt about but you've never known how - Mobilise may be that platform. Feel free to get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions as we're always looking for new and creative ways we can give back!