The Carevan Foundation helps to feed the homeless and disadvantaged of rural Australia.The founder of Carevan, Dr John Brabant has worked as in orthodontist in rural Australia for almost 30 years. After reading an article in the Border Mail entitled “It’s easier to turn away than to care” about the homeless and the disadvantaged people in Albury Wodonga and Northern Victoria, he decided to take action.
The Carevan Foundation aims to create a sense of identity, a sense of belonging and a sense of achievement in those less advantaged in our society. The Foundation is focused on changing “us” and “them” to become “we”. After almost a year, the Carevan in Albury Wodonga has become an icon, a symbol that this community cares, and that a community through a strong volunteer network can fight hunger and poverty. “Sometimes a feeling from the heart becomes a jigsaw puzzle that is meant to be put together”. Carevan runs a number of programs to support it’s cause.
YES is a not-for-profit, non-government community service organisation. We provide a range of services and programs ranging from Specialist Homelessness Services, crisis accommodation, case-management support services, counselling services and school based programs. Our main office is situated in Albury and we also have an office in Wagga Wagga. We work in partnership with service users and with other government and non-government organisations to achieve positive outcomes for our community and clients. We also provide information, advocacy and referral to other services.
Our Vision: A community that values all young people and provides them with the support and opportunities to reach their potential
Our Mission: In partnership with our communities YES advocates for and provides a coordinated range of responsive supports and services that meet the changing needs of young people and their families