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Edmund Rice Camps SA
What does this organisation do?
Edmund Rice Camps SA (ERCSA) provides opportunities
for children, young people, their families to meet with others in a mutually empowering environment of fun, trust and growth. We provide positive social and recreational experiences for targeted marginalised groups to assist them to grow in confidence, resilience and hope through 1:1 mentoring relationships. To achieve this we place great importance on the development of our volunteer community.
We provide opportunities for young adult volunteers (aged 17-26) to grow through training, debriefing, and justice-based advocacy, equipping them with the skills, ability and confidence to participate as mentors, role models and leaders both on camps and in the broader community.
Our organisation supports children who may have experienced or are currently experiencing family trauma, financial hardship, mental health issues, newly arrived to Australia, those who are socially isolated and those who require respite from the stressors in their lives.
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.
People affected by domestic or family violence or abuse
We all expect to be treated with respect and fairness by our partners and in our families. Yet domestic violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health in Australian women aged 15-44. Children exposed to domestic or family violence are at increased risk of mental health, behavioural and learning difficulties.