The Shepparton Adviser
June 17, 2015
KILDONAN UnitingCare’s Diversity Project will continue to support young people in the City of Greater Shepparton and beyond, following a state budget funding boost.
The Victorian government has committed almost $6M over four years to support programs that promote the rights, mental health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.
Kildonan UnitingCare Chief Executive Officer, Stella Avramopoulos said the funding will allow the Diversity Project’s significant work to continue.
“The Diversity Project is making huge inroads in creating a safer, more inclusive and healthier community for local 14 to 25 years olds who are same-sex attracted and sex and gender diverse and this funding will ensure those who need support will continue to receive it.
“One of the major avenues for this support is the Diversity Group; a social-support group which provides an open, friendly and welcoming environment for young people to explore sexuality issues, get information, discuss concerns and share similar life experiences with others,” Ms Avramopoulos said.
For more information, visit www.unitingkildonan.org.au/diversity-project
Team Leader Child & Family Services Kildonan Uniting Care Vicky Huggard and Diversity Project Community Development Worker Damien Stevens. Photo: David Lee