‘Wollongong Central Stair Climb’ raising funds for Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra

Members of the public can get fit and challenge themselves, while assisting an Illawarra homelessness service next month.

The inaugural ‘Wollongong Central Stair Climb’ fundraiser is open to individuals and teams and will take place on Friday, October 26 from 11am.

The beneficiary of funds raised will be Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI).

SAHSSI is a not-for-profit, specialist homelessness service.

SAHSSI primarily works with women, with or without children, affected by homelessness or domestic and family violence.

SAHSSI business development officer Jacqui Brooker said on any given night, SAHSSI provides crisis or temporary accommodation support for up to 112 women and children.

“Plus we support 210 vulnerable women, with or without children, in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven communities,” she said.

Ms Brooker said funds raised will go towards increasing their housing options for women throughout the region.

“SAHSSI is also on call 24/7 for women experiencing domestic and family violence. Housing options are not always readily accessible, so money raised will be going towards property purchase.”

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Source: Illawarra Mercury