Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
St Kilda Gatehouse Incorporated

About the charity

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VIC incorporated association number: A0026426L
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VIC fundraising number: 14410
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Economic, social and community development
Main activities
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
  • Emergency and relief
  • Income support and maintenance
  • Advocacy and civic activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
St Kilda Gatehouse has 3 main activities:
1. Drop-In Centre
The Drop-In Centre in St Kilda is the first point of engagement for those working on the streets. It provides a non-stigmatising environment, assisting individuals by starting with genuine engagement, building trust, providing crisis care and the opportunity to form positive and meaningful relationships. Individuals are assisted in navigating the services and systems essential to breaking out of the traps that keep them involved in street sex work, such as homelessness, drug addiction and family violence. Staff provide advocacy and support, and introduce individuals to key service providers. Social Inclusion activities provide fun, social and safe recreational experiences through activities such as movies, cooking, picnics etc. During 2017-18 the Drop-In provided approximately 4200 meals and food parcels, 1300 toiletries and hygiene packs, 6500 needles, 5400 condoms, 270 informal counselling sessions for people in crisis. The Drop-In Centre was open 4 days a week during the last financial year and supports approximately 22-25 clients each day it opens. From 1 July 2018 the Drop-In Centre has been open for 5 days a week.

2. Young Women’s Project
The Young Women’s Project provides a direct response to the stories and experiences shared by the women in St Kilda and the evidence-based understanding that experience of childhood trauma and abuse, family breakdown, poverty and a lack of traditional supports increases the likelihood of involvement in commercial sexual exploitation. The Young Women’s Project works with young women and girls aged 12-25 years affected by commercial sexual exploitation. In addition to individual support and group work, organisational partnerships are formed to address risk factors
leading to exploitation. A Mentor Coordinator matches individuals with screened and trained mentors. The Young Women’s Project creates social and community connectedness for the girls, working toward prevention, early intervention and lasting change.

3. Greeves St. Social Enterprise
The Greeves St social enterprise offers women involved in street sex work the opportunity to engage in creative and productive activities. Participants, overseen by skilled volunteers, create boutique products sold to the boutique trade, on-line and at other public events. The project enables increased job readiness, improved pro-social interpersonal relating skills and increased self-esteem.
In July 2017, St Kilda Gatehouse opened a boutique op shop "Greeves St." from premises at 12-16 Belford Street, St Kilda. The primary objectives of this new enterprise are i) to establish a source of sustainable funding for the outreach activities described above; ii) to create an interactive hub for supporters and the local community; iii) to provide an opportunity for the women to engage with volunteers and work towards a common goal in sorting and preparing donated items for sales, while gaining experience in retail.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Changes planned
In June 2018, the Australian Research and Innovation for Safeguarding against Sexual Exploitation (ARISE) was established as an initiative of St Kilda Gatehouse, to provide professional development focused on understanding, preventing and intervening in child sexual exploitation (“CSE”). The first modules of the program “Project Insight” were rolled out by ARISE in December 2018. Project Insight seeks to equip practitioners with concrete therapeutic resources, expand knowledge and deepen the pragmatic work that is being implemented in the community between workers and children, young people, and families affected by CSE. Community education is primarily delivered by the Practice Educator and involves the development and implementation of:
• training modules for service delivery agencies in the sector, including DHHS staff and police
• educational material specifically related to sexual exploitation, and resources that can be shared with parents, schools, agencies and community groups
Main beneficiary
Other beneficiaries
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 9
  • Casual employees: 1
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 6.40
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 80

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
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