Phoenix Community Project Inc is a not for profit and local charity that was created in May 2020 by a sister of a neurodivergent youth. She saw a lack of age-appropriate support and opportunities to make some mates, so she decided to fill the gap in meaningful programs and opportunities for young neurodivergent individuals in our local community.
Phoenix Community Project inc is a hybrid between a disability support service and a youth centre. We run on the philosophy that some risk is healthy in a safe environment and education is necessary to provide the knowledge for individuals with a disability to make informed and thought-out decisions.
Often people with a disability become numbers in the system and their skills and abilities are lost in the crowds. We believe that every single individual is capable of remarkable things when they are given the right environment and support to show you.
Our programs and classes cater for a range of disabilities and our passionate staff will always ensure that every individual are given the chance to shine.
As Phoenix Community Project Inc is a not for profit, it is governed by a Board, which means no one owns it and therefore no one takes a profit. It is an organisation FOR the community run BY the community. Our Board consists of a range of strengths and expertise including the OOHC and Disability sectors, Domestic Violence and Health sectors, Finance, Employment and Training, and parents/carers of young people with disabilities.
We also have a youth sub-committee whereby our participants are welcome to join to help 'govern' what we do each year. We truly believe every young person deserves to have their voice heard.
We enable our participants to live life on their terms through collaborative, social, and individualised support.
We engage our participants with our personalised approach to guide and provide a safe environment to experience life.
We educate our participants to be their best self and be role models for others
To be the sought-after collaborative support service in the Sutherland Shire, St George, the Illawarra, and the South Coast regions for neurodivergent youths to realise their potential and be inclusive and independent citizens within the community.
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”
Bryant H. McGill
“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Phoenix Community Project inc is committed to the safety, wellbeing, empowerment and participation of all children and young people. We take them seriously when they raise concerns regarding their wellbeing, or when we see that they are being harmed in any way.
Phoenix has zero tolerance for child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures and reported immediately.
Phoenix is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and are involved when making decisions, especially about matters that directly affect them. We listen to their views and respect what they must say and implement what we can of their suggestions.
Particular attention will be paid to safety of children with a disability, cultural safety of First Nations children, LGBTI+ young people, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Every individual involved with Phoenix has a responsibility to understand the importance and specific role they play, individually and collectively, to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of children and young people is at the forefront of every decision they make.
Child protection is everyone’s responsibility in the community, and not just the families and carers of children and young people. It includes the broader community that children grow up in, their neighbours and friends, schools, Council’s and community organisations. Everyone has a role to play in keeping our children safe.
As an NDIS Registered Provider, we are registered for:
- Group and Centre Based Activities
- Participation in Community, Social and Civic Activities
- Assistance with Daily Personal Activities
- Accommodation/Tenancy Assistance
- Assistance with Travel/Transport Arrangements
- Assistance with Daily Life Tasks in a Group or Shared Living Arrangement
- Assistance in coordinating or managing life stages, transitions and supports
- Innovative Community Participation
- Development of Daily Living and Life Skills
- Specialised Supported Employment
- Assistance to access and maintain employment or higher education
In the spirit of reconciliation we acknowledge the dharawal people and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
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