Haven of Hope needs your help

THE proposed home for disadvantaged women and their children, Haven Of Hope, is still building away behind the scenes.

Since the middle of last year director Simone Owen had been running Revamped Jewellery workshops as a way to build a network and raise money for charity - particularly the A21 campaign against human trafficking.

Through that she met Rebekah Mango - who would become a pilot student for the Haven of Hope program.

They continued working on the Revamped Jewellery workshops, raising $1000 for the A21 Campaign, while going through the program.

As part of their networking, Simone and her co-directing husband Ashley met some like-minded people who have them a 25 acre block just north of Padthaway, 5km off the main highway.

"In terms of our future goal the location is ideal," Ashley said.

"It's another step forward for us."

Now the focus is on continuing to network and grow the organisation's board, while also fundraising for Haven of Hope.

The Revamped Jewellery workshops are continuing but now serving as a Haven of Hope Fundraiser.

On April 11 the movie "Noah" (rated M) is screening at the Naracoorte Town Hall at 7pm as a fundraiser for the organisation.

Tickets are $15 per adult and $10 for children under 14 years.

Light supper will be provided for a gold coin donation.

The Haven of Hope team will be available for discussions in the foyer during and after the screening of Noah.

On the night a short film called "Removed" will be shown - detailing what a child goes through when put in foster care.

For bookings email bookings@havenofhope.org.au or call Simone and Ashley Owen on 0425 809 760. 

Board members Sharon and Phil Mann on 0499 975 035 and Jim and Sonya Hunt on 8765 5156 can also be contacted for bookings.

- Simone has also been working with a group of 10-15 "low-risk" mums on Friday mornings for a couple of hours at Max Life Church from 10am - getting them started on the program and gathering evidence on whether the program could help more "high-risk" clients.

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