What services do you offer to those in need?
The charity provides a range of services to those in need who are homeless or experiencing homelessness. Some of the services that the organisation offers include:
Sustainable Housing: Providing sustainable housing units to those who are homeless or experiencing homelessness, giving a stable and secure living environment and help individuals to improve their living conditions.
Education in Urban Hydroponic Farming: Offering education programs in hydroponic farming to those who are ex-offenders and other vulnerable groups. These programs provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to become self-sufficient and improve their economic opportunities.
Support Services: Offering support services, such as job training, financial assistance, and counselling. These services help individuals to improve their lives and become self-sufficient.
How can I donate to your organisation?
Online donations: Head over to our Give As You Live Page and Easyfundraising Page- free and easy way to raise money for Change Ahead when you shop online with 6,000+ stores.
Monthly giving: If you wish to make a recurring donation on a monthly basis, please contact us at [email protected] for our monthly giving program.
Fundraisers: Participate in fundraising events, such as walks, runs, and auctions, where individuals can make a donation. Stay in touch with our Newsletters for upcoming events.
Corporate sponsorships: Companies may choose to sponsor us and make a donation on behalf of their employees or customers. For Corporate Social Responsibility partnerships, please contact us at [email protected] for our donation form.
Estate gifts: You may choose to make a donation to our organisation as part of your estate planning, such as a bequest in the will. Please contact us at [email protected] for our Will writing service.
How can I volunteer or get involved with your organisation?
Event volunteering: Participate in fundraising events, such as walks, runs, and auctions, and support with event planning, promotion, and execution. Please complete the online form here.
Virtual volunteering: Volunteer from home, such as assisting with administrative tasks, social media, and fundraising. Please complete the online form here.
How are donations used and what impact do they have?
Donations to the organisation are used to support its mission and activities, such as providing sustainable housing and education in hydroponic farming to those who are homeless or experiencing homelessness. The impact of donations can vary depending on the specific use of the funds and the goals of the organisation.
Provide sustainable housing: Donations can be used to fund the construction or renovation of sustainable housing units, or to provide ongoing maintenance and support services. By providing safe and secure housing, the charity can help to improve the living conditions of those who are homeless or experiencing homelessness.
Support education programs: Donations can be used to fund the education program in hydroponic farming, including the purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials. By providing education and training, the charity can help individuals to acquire valuable skills and improve their economic opportunities.
Fund support services: Donations can be used to fund support services, such as job training, financial assistance, and counselling. These services can help individuals to improve their lives and become self-sufficient.
Raise awareness: Donations can be used to fund awareness-raising activities, such as public speaking events, and outreach. By raising awareness about the issue of homelessness and the charity’s mission, the charity can build support and increase its impact.
By using donations to support its mission and activities, the charity can make a positive impact on the lives of those who are homeless or experiencing homelessness and contribute to a more sustainable future.
How can I access your services if I am facing housing insecurity?
If someone is facing housing insecurity, they may be able to access the services provided by the charity by following these steps:
Contact us: by sending us a WhatsApp message or sending an email to [email protected]
Provide information: Please describe the situation and need for housing and support services. This information can help the charity to determine eligibility for its services and make an appropriate referral.
Complete an application: To help us understand the situation, income, and housing history, as well as any other relevant information.
Arrange a call: To discuss the needs and determine the eligibility for its services. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about the charity’s services.
Wait for a decision: After the interview, the charity will review the application and make a decision about the individual’s eligibility for its services. The charity will inform the individual about its decision and next steps, such as scheduling a move-in date or providing a referral to another organisation.
By following these steps, someone facing housing insecurity can access the services provided by the charity and receive support to improve their living conditions.
How does your organisation work with other organisations and agencies to provide support to those in need?
The organisation works with other organisations and agencies to provide support to those in need by:
Collaborating on joint initiatives: We collaborate with a local food bank to provide fresh produce to those in need, or with a job training program to provide employment opportunities.
Sharing resources: We share resources with other organisations and agencies to provide more comprehensive support to those in need. We refer individuals to other organisations for additional services, such as financial assistance or mentorship.
Participating in networks: We participate in networks of organisations and agencies that work to provide support to those who are homeless or experiencing homelessness. By participating in these networks, we access resources, share best practices, and collaborate on initiatives to increase the impact.
Receiving referrals: We receive referrals from other organisations and agencies to provide support to those in need. For example, a local homeless shelter may refer individuals to us for housing and support services.
By collaborating and sharing resources, Change Ahead can also help to improve the overall response to the issue of homelessness and create a more sustainable future for those in need.
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