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Leading social enterprise Junction supports thousands of South Australians each year through our housing and support services.

This podcast celebrates the stories of the inspiring, strong and resilient people we work with every day.

Find out more about Junction or contact the team at https://junctionaustralia.org.au/

Growing Strong Junction

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Leading social enterprise Junction supports thousands of South Australians each year through our housing and support services.

This podcast celebrates the stories of the inspiring, strong and resilient people we work with every day.

Find out more about Junction or contact the team at https://junctionaustralia.org.au/

    Reconciliation through remembering

    Reconciliation through remembering

    In the final episode of our Growing Strong podcast series, we had the privilege of chatting with Cherylee, a very wise and proud Ngarrindjeri Yorta-Yorta woman. Cherylee shares her - and her family's - experiences with systemic racism and how understanding and change can lead to real reconciliation.

    Junction is a leading social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians each year.
    The organisation provides housing and community services, including child protection; homelessness support; domestic violence services as well as managing two thriving community centres.

    Find out more or contact the team at https://junctionaustralia.org.au/

    Learn about Junction's steps to embed reconciliation in everything we do in our 2020-2022 Reconciliation Action Plan: https://junctionaustralia.org.au/about/reconcliation-action-plan

    • 19 min
    From Victim to Voice

    From Victim to Voice

    Jen is a survivor of domestic violence who is determined to leave a positive legacy for her children.

    In this episode of Growing Strong, Jen explains her story from making the initial steps to protect her family to her newfound vocation at the Hackham Community Centre, run by Junction, where she works to empower others and help them to not just survive, but thrive in life.

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    Junction is a leading social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians each year.
    The organisation provides housing and community services, including child protection; homelessness support; domestic violence services as well as managing two thriving community centres.

    Find out more or contact the team at https://junctionaustralia.org.au/

    Our Hackham Community Centre is a thriving centre of support for Adelaide's southern suburbs. Find out more about the centre and the programs available at: https://junctionaustralia.org.au/community-services/community-centres

    • 21 min
    The friendly syndrome

    The friendly syndrome

    When Ami flew to Melbourne with her newborn son, Levi, for emergency surgery, she thought she'd be coming home with a child with a mended heart. However, there she received a diagnosis that changed her family forever.

    In this episode, we speak to Ami and her daughter Ayla about how the Sibling's in Focus program, run by Junction, has helped them find a community after Levi's diagnosis with what many call 'the friendly syndrome'.

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    Junction is a leading social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians each year.

    The organisation provides housing and community services, including child protection; homelessness support; domestic violence services as well as managing two thriving community centres.

    Find out more or contact the team at https://junctionaustralia.org.au/. For specific information about the Siblings in Focus program email siblings@junctionaustralia.org.au or phone (08) 8186 6944.

    • 24 min
    Rightsize your life

    Rightsize your life

    When Amelia Balmer got married, her husband brought some serious baggage - literally - in the form of a train carriage, a vintage bus, a phone box and 10 cars.

    Today, she's found a career in decluttering - and has some great tips, as well as incredible stories from the lives she's helped turn around.

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    Want to get in touch with Milly? Head to her website to chat, book a workshop, or purchase a copy of her book: https://keepnotkeepcluttersolutions.com/

    About Junction: Junction is a leading social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians each year.
    The organisation provides housing and community services, including child protection; homelessness support; domestic violence services as well as managing two thriving community centres.

    Find out more or contact the team at https://junctionaustralia.org.au/

    • 29 min
    A safe place to call home

    A safe place to call home

    When Nathan and Michelle were approached to provide emergency accommodation for a 15-year-old boy, the couple knew it was meant to be. Six months on, the family of five is now a family of six - and while it hasn't been all smooth sailing, they wouldn't have it any other way.

    Junction's Family Based Care program provides a child or young person, who is unable to live with their birth parents or family, a safe environment to grow and thrive.

    To find out more about Junction's Family Based Care program, visit https://bethereforme.org.au or call 08 8203 5736.

    About Junction: Junction is a leading social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians each year. The organisation provides housing and community services, including child protection; homelessness support; domestic violence services as well as managing two thriving community centres. Find out more or contact the team at https://junctionaustralia.org.au/

    • 23 min
    Rising from the ashes

    Rising from the ashes

    Support worker Bec will never forget her first day working with Junction. Less than 48 hours before, her family home had been burnt to the ground and she was left contemplating the fate of her father and brothers as flames engulfed Kangaroo Island. It was one of the most devastating bushfires in our state - and nation's - history. But from the ashes, has emerged enormous resilience, growth and kindness. In our emotion-charged first episode, we speak with KI locals and Junction staff Bec Davis and Maree Baldwin from our Kangaroo Island Community Centre about the devastating bushfires earlier this year and how they have summoned the strength to support their Island home rise from the ashes.

    Are you a KI local? Find out what services our Island Community Centre offers here: https://junctionaustralia.org.au/community-services/community-centres

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    About Junction: Junction is a leading social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians each year. The organisation provides housing and community services, including child protection; homelessness support; domestic violence services as well as managing two thriving community centres. Find out more or contact the team at https://junctionaustralia.org.au/

    • 32 min

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