20 Dec
  • By Cain Hartung
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Life of the Party

During the COVID-19 Pandemic the Y-House team met weekly with young people living in aged care via video calls. During many of these calls we identified young people living in aged care that would benefit from our COVID-19 Support Program. Each young person we identified was then gifted a Y-House COVID-19 Support Pack including an […]

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08 Oct
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“I Want To Share My Story To Help Others”

August 5th, 2020; Kim & I met with a young woman named Jodie this afternoon via zoom and it was honestly one of the most enthralling meet & greets we’ve had with a young person (we chatted for 90 minutes!!!). Jodie, who is only 50, gave us a full rundown of how she found herself […]

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20 Jul
  • By Cain Hartung
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The Road To Nigel

I first started at The Y-House Foundation Inc. in October of 2019. I was transitioning out of working in retail and was determined to pursue my true passion in life, which is not-for-profit work. I grew up in New York City where I became involved in volunteer work with student-run community service groups and the Ronald […]

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10 Jun
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Introducing Y-Connect

April 3rd, 2020; The past few weeks have been uncertain at Y-House. Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown and resulting aged care visitation restrictions, some of our Y-Work deliverables have had to be put on hold for the foreseeable future. This is a shame because we were only a few weeks away from taking the exciting step […]

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15 Apr
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“I Wish I Was Going To Work Right Now”

The Y-Work Program team ventured out to Moran Aged Care today to give a presentation on the Y-Work Program to a group of younger residents nicknamed “the Rebels”. Kim & I designed our presentation with the goal or sharing who we are and why we do what we do. The goal being to create comfort & trust around who […]

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02 Mar
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Rebels With A Cause

November 21st, 2019; It was a Thursday afternoon and I was making my usual “cold calls” to residential aged care facilities (RACFs) at the primetime of 1 pm. I made a call to Moran Aged Care and spoke to a lovely receptionist named Amanda. I delivered our Y-Work pitch to discover if they had anyone under the age of 65 […]

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