Saturday, 7 September 2019: South Melbourne Tour
WHAT TO BRING: Good walking shoes, layers of clothing as weather changes rapidly, water bottle, a pen, and a list of questions.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019: Looking Beyond the Rubble
Living or working in Port Phillip?
Looking Beyond the Rubble is an initiative which allows local Port Philip organisations to come together and talk about various focus issues that they are dealing with. Each meeting is an opportunity to share stories, resources, ideas and support with the others there, so that we can work together to better address the many issues facing our communities. Pink Cross Foundation Australia is pleased to be participating in this event on 18 September.
When: Wednesday, 18 September, 1:30 to 4.30pm
Where: 210 Dorcas st, South Melbourne
Saturday, 21 September 2019: C.O.A.C.H. Community Mentoring
In exciting news, we are thrilled to announce that we are running a strength based C.O.A.C.H. Mentor Training Program. Thanks to your generous donations via our Chain of Hearts fundraiser in 2018, as well as the generosity of Toby Baxter (founder of C.O.A.C.H. Community Mentoring), we are now a licenced COACH Network training provider!
When: Saturday 21 September 9:00am to 4:00pm (7 hrs). Lunch provided
Sunday 22 September 1:00pm to 4:00 (3 hrs). Four more hours of training to be undertaken online
A few of the chapters of the programs can be undertaken online in your own time. It contains professional videos and a learning process which you will find useful in your journey towards becoming a Trained Mentor for people experiencing distress within the sex industry.
Where: 210 Dorcas St, South Melbourne — Wooden doors Heritage building entrance
Cost: $27 to cover lunch ($15) and the cost the manual ($12).
To book: Email Geneviève, Interim Mentor Coordinator: ‘info at pinkcross.org.au’
How to prepare:
1. Be ready to commit to be ‘a friend with a purpose’ for 9-18 months, giving 1 hr per week of your time
2. Undertake a volunteer Police Check and obtain a volunteer Working with Children Check.
3. Read the full Position Description and Book your spot. Email Geneviève on info |at| pinkcross.org.au to book
Referrals from your agency: To refer a participant (a ‘worker’ or “consumer’ of the sex industry) you can fill up this form (soon).
Self-referral: We are so glad you found us here! Click here (soon) to send us the form back.
Brochure: To show the benefits of C.O.A.C.H. to a prospective participant, download the brochure (soon). Soon to be amended by C.O.A.C.H./Pink Cross to reflect who we work with at Pink Cross.
Volunteer cook: Do you love cooking? If so, we’d love your help! We’re looking for a talented cook to help us feed and give back to our mentors-in-training. If you can donate your time to help us make something yummy, please contact Geneviève at info |at| pinkcross.org.a
Saturday 28 September 2019: Brothel Outreach Training
This training is for volunteers interested in joining our dedicated brothel outreach team, and learning how to engage with women in a non-judgemental way. The training will cover how to be an effective outreach worker and keep yourself and the people you meet in brothels emotionally and physically safe. Be informed on how to observe and spot signs of human sexual trafficking and report them to Police. Lean to engage with women and offer our healing and recovery services.
WHERE: Clayton or South Melbourne (TBC)
TIME: Start at 1pm sharp for a 4pm finish, with a 15 mins break at 2.15pm.
To undertake the training you MUST be able to commit to a one day/night per week outreach, which is discussed prior to undertaking the training. This is all dependent on when registered people are available for outreach as a small group. You will only be trained if 4 women at least can outreach on the same day/night.
When the team is deemed ready, you will be left outreaching with your Team Coordinator, who will report to Pink Cross Australia’s CEO, Geneviève Gilbert.
NB: Men’s outreach training (meeting purchasers of sex on the street or in brothels as well as online) can be scheduled depending on demand. Emotionally mature professional men only, with a background in teaching, counselling, ministry, psychology or similar is preferred but not required.