Kids Arthritis Australia

Juvenile Arthritis Support Group
1 in 1000 Children in Australia live with Arthritis and Kids Arthritis Australia is Australia’s first and leading organisation solely dedicated to supporting them.

Founder and CEO Sarah Hammond has lived with Juvenile Arthritis since birth and by the age of 19 was half blind with UVitis (Arthritis of the eye), and also had Medication induced Lupus. In October 2015 she officially registered Kids Arthritis Australia to advocate for change and support.

In 2 Life

Training Online Support for Youth Suicide Intervention – Adelaide
Established in 2001, In2Life began as an organisation to assist in the aid of at-risk youth throughout Australia.

Originally it successfully established relationships in communities throughout Australia through the RUSH Youth Mentoring programme involving secondary schools, local police, churches, local members of government and locally based volunteers and families.

In recent years however in2Life has re-evolved and its modern face was born out of the development of technology and social media. The Coming Together to Prevent Youth Suicide Facebook page was begun by two students recognising the need for a supportive community for those in trouble.

Mission for African Mothers (MAM)

Rural Youth Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Campaign (Uganda)
In October 2014, UCF awarded a small grant of $2,000 AUD to Mission for African Mothers (MAM) to run this project in Olio sub-county. You can read about that first grant here.

The aim of this project is to use a youth-to-youth based approach as a means of creating awareness among the rural youth on sexual and reproductive services, information and rights.

Nabilala Community Development Programme (Uganda)

Hospital beds for the Nabilala Children Health Centre
Nabilala Community Development Programme is a grass roots organisation which constructed Nabilala Children Health Centre to offer medical services to the poor rural children of Nabilala and the neighbouring villages. They applied to UCF for a grant to purchase 10 hospital beds for the Nabilala Children Health Centre.

Mahboba’s Promise (Afghanistan)

Hope Begins With Water
Water is a scarce resource in Afghanistan. Often there isn’t any plumbing system to ensure a reliable supply of water. Every house and every building has to find their own water source, often this entails digging a well, often it entails children walking long distances and then carrying the heavy loads back home.

Second Chances SA

Teen Girls PK Mentoring Camps
Children of prisoners are almost seven times more likely to go to prison than their peers. With an absent father these young women need positive mentors in their lives to help steer their behaviour away from criminal tendencies.

Second Chances SA (SCSA) commenced 1 February 2015 after having 20 years experience with a national organisation. They exist solely to give ‘Second Chances’ to prisoners upon release and to their families, especially the children who are the most vulnerable and innocent victims of crime.

Youthinc

Youthinc Employment Placement
In November 2015, another 10 young people between the ages of 16-25 and who live in South Australia, will be invited to participate in Youthinc’s pre-employment programme. One of these will be partially supported by a UCF small grant.

Following the programme, each participant is assigned a suitable job with a relevant host employer, as well as a mentor to provide ongoing support, motivation and guidance. Furthermore,

The Humour Foundation

Clown Doctors – Adelaide
The South Australian Clown Doctors programme treats sick children in hospital with a special kind of medicine; doses of fun, smiles and laughter.

This is the third year that UCF has been proud to support the Clown Doctors’ programme in Adelaide to help create and spread smiles where they are needed most, and to make laughter the best medicine.

Childhood Cancer Association Inc

Family Support Pack items
Each year in South Australia an average of 60 children are newly diagnosed with cancer. The majority of families who have a child diagnosed with cancer, are referred immediately to the Childhood Cancer Association by the social workers at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

The Childhood Cancer Association counsellors meet with the family to explain the support and services available to them and at this time, each family is also given a Family Support Pack.