Coast and Vines Church Inc.
What does this organisation do?
Our organisation is a church in our local community here in Willunga, S.A. - we provide a place of friendship, connection and help for people within our community and beyond (we support schooling in Uganda).
- we provide a connection/support group for young mums in our region. The group is know as "Little Grapes" which reflects the wine grape growing region we live in
- we have groups for youth and young adults. These groups are place of friendship, acceptance, and encouragement. We conduct these groups with a range of activities designed to give young people self worth, confidence and a range of life skills. As part of our church movement (A2A www.a2a.org) in this coming year we will be offering a coaching course for young leaders.
- we have done in the past and intend to continue into the future the CAP (Christians Against Poverty) money course. This is a simple but brilliant budgeting program for people who are doping it tough. We have run three seperate courses so far.
- our facility is used by community and government groups and entities as a meeting place
- we are a place of counselling referal and provide counselling ourselves
- we provide direct support to families suffering through grief, loss or sickness
Young people disengaged from education and work
We all want the best for our children and young people but the evidence suggests that if young people are not engaged with work or education their future wellbeing is in jeopardy. They are more likely to experience social and economic disadvantage, poorer physical and mental health and be at risk of social exclusion in the short and longer term.
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.