This is our newest focus and we believe it is our call to arms to pioneer in rural Australia.
We are a non-profit organisation taking steps to end father absence by assisting all fathers to be better caregivers. We believe underlying many of society's most pressing challenges is a lack of father involvement in their children's lives.
Primary prevention is not a single approach, it requires specific and targeted strategies to ensure all men, women and children are safe from all forms of violence. Our primary prevention projects are designed to change the social conditions that excuse, justify, permit or promote violence, to stop the violence before it starts.
The roots of
violence go back to attitudes and experiences formed early in life; the
prevalence of violence may escalate in the presence of life stressors,
substance abuse, mental health issues and discrimination. While there is almost
universal acceptance by the Australian community that violence against women
and children is wrong, many people continue to hold violence-excusing attitudes
and behaviours. These are the norms that
we intend to address head-on with our programs.
We are an Australian (TGR, PBI) Tax Deductible Gift Recipient, Public Benevolent Institution, and Charitable Organisation based on the Missions principle, and we are a Not for Profit Organisation that is run by volunteers.
Southland Missions LTD. commenced operating in May 2003 with a vision to help the poor and the needy in Australia and beyond, and wherever possible find a way for these same people to help themselves.
As there is so much need in this vast Nation of ours, we have expanded our reach by networking with and teaming up with like minded organisations; we have found this to work well for additional resourcing and support. Southland Missions has the ability to reach more people without having to increase its membership base. Our vision is to increase our giving in the current project areas, as well as endeavouring to assist those who believe no one knows or even cares about their hardship.
We at Southland Missions realise that the
issues facing people today are huge and we cannot
help everyone, but maybe, just maybe, we can help a few to turn their lives around and to have a brighter future. With the support of ordinary Aussies like you and me, and businesses in Australia, we can show that someone cares and is willing to put their
money into "Treating Others As They Want To Be Treated."
To provide Mission based counselling and support facilities regardless of age, sex, race, ethnic background, religion, political beliefs or marital status, in the areas of:
To assist in the preparation of legal documentation such as Domestic Violence and Protection Orders and the witnessing of such by suitably qualified personnel.
* Crisis counselling in respect of;
* Family break up
* Personal problems
* Drug addiction and rehabilitation
* Teenage pregnancy
* Domestic violence