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SOS Children's Villages Australia
What does this organisation do?
Our Association is the Australian ‘branch’ of SOS Children’s Villages
International – a worldwide organisation with 144 International awards for
excellence in its care for orphaned or distressed children. Our only operation in Australia is focussed on our children’s camp at Clayton Bay which we purchased in 2011 – it was originally (in the early 1960s) an Outward Bound camp which was specifically structured as a residential camp for adventure training for young men and women. The focal purpose of the camp is to provide disadvantaged, disabled, and traumatised children an opportunity to overcome their traumas by engaging in supervised adventures and challenging experiences to develop their confidence and deal with their traumas. It is the only facility in South Australia providing this unique program.
People who are experiencing discrimination or disadvantage due to personal circumstances
We all expect to be treated with respect and afforded the same opportunity. Yet some people experience disadvantage as a result of discrimination.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.