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Civic Reception To Honour Children of Phoenix

On Friday, September 12, 2014 the Ballarat City Council honoured Children of Phoenix with a Civic Reception to formally recognise and acknowledge the contribution and work of the charity.  We were truly honoured to have the Mayor of Ballarat,  Joshua Morris speak openly of the valuable contribution our charity makes to the lives of those affected by childhood sexual abuse.  Moreover, Mayor Morris highlighted
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Children of Phoenix Cup Cake Morning Tea

Our inaugural ‘cupcake morning tea’ to coincide with Child Protection Week was a great success.  Businesses and individuals across Ballarat purchased hundreds and hundreds of pre-ordered, beautifully hand-made cupcakes. This was possible through the generosity and wonderful spirit of the Manager and staff at Safeway Sebastopol who sponsored our morning tea with freshly baked, hand decorated cupcakes.  Proving they really are the ‘fresh food
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Professor S Caroline Taylor AM Appointed To SAMSN

Professor Caroline Taylor has been a long term supporter of SAMSN (Survivors and Mates Support Network), an organisation dedicated to supporting male survivors of childhood sexual assault.  Located and operating out of Sydney, NSW, the group provides programs and a support network that gives invaluable support and healing for male survivors.  Earlier this year Caroline was approached to become a member of SAMN’s Board of
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Professor S Caroline Taylor AM Appointed Patron

Professor Taylor has been honoured with the invitation of becoming Patron of the NSW Victims and Witnesses of Crime Court Support Organisation. This wonderful organisation provides crucial support to children and adults who are required to attend court as a victim of crime or a witness in a criminal case. There work is invaluable and Professor Taylor is honoured to be invited to be
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Ballarat City Council Community Impact Grant

Children of Phoenix have been successful in obtaining a Ballarat City Council Community Impact Grant. The project: “Empowering Voices & Strengthening Responses: Community Awareness for Professionals and the community”  will conduct a series of professional tailored workshops for victim/survivors of child sexual abuse; professionals in the sector and the wider community.  In addition, our second annual awareness walk will be held during child protection week. We
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Scholarship Sponsor

Children of Phoenix are delighted to announce St John of God hospital as a scholarship sponsor.  This support will help the charity in its important work.


Cupcake Morning Tea Fundraiser

Children of Phoenix would like to thank Safeway Sebastapol who are sponsoring the cup cake morning tea by baking and hand decorating our cup cakes. Children of Phoenix Organisation invites you to please help us by hosting a cup cake morning tea fundraiser on Wednesday, September 10 to coincide with Child Protection Week, September 7 -13 2014. Host a morning or afternoon tea at your work
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Discover Sailing

We are pleased to announce a new sailing scholarship which will include access to courses run by qualified instructors at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. Read a recent article written by our board member Kathy Macfarlane on this wonderful and exciting opportunity… Other than my family and friends, there are 3 things in life I’m passionate about; Helping those who have been silenced to find
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The Suzanne Burnham Scholarship

Children of Phoenix Organisation wish to announce the new Suzanne Burnham Scholarship in honour of the memory of Suzanne.  This scholarship, sponsored to celebrate the memory of Suzanne, will commence in our 2014-2015 round that will open later this year.


Board Member Retirements

Two of our board members have recently retired from their roles.  Kevin Carson was a founding board member on Children of Phoenix serving (2008 to December 2013).  Kevin has been a great contributor to the board and we thank him sincerely for his efforts and support.  He will continue to be a Friend of Children of Phoenix. Helen Schiele (2010- 2013) has also made
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Upcoming Workshops and Training

Children of Phoenix are delighted to be providing Personal Development Workshops for Catholic Education Staff aligned with Victorian Teaching Standards in regards to sexual abuse.  To compliment these professional workshops for Education Staff, Children of Phoenix will provide community awareness workshops for the Ballarat community.  Specifically to demystify community perceptions of child sexual abuse in terms of its prevalence and the context where most
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Reclaiming our city awareness walk

Friday 6th September 2013 1-3 pm Lake Wendouree commencing at the Olympic Rings Wendouree Parade. COST: Donation The walk will include local school children, general community, local service providers and survivors of abuse.  There is no way of forgetting what happend to children in Ballarat.  However, we as a Community have a responsibility to protect our children from abuse into the future and ensure Ballarat’s
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