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
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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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