Under our Bridge in Communities Initiative, Bridge Housing participates in a range of events and initiatives for and with our residents to build community connections and advocate for their needs. We share and extend the reach of our participation via social media.

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NAIDOC Week

Bridge Housing recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this land for over 65,000 thousand years. We support NAIDOC Week, with a range of staff and tenant events.

Homelessness Street Counts

Bridge Housing staff volunteers participate in local government street counts of rough sleepers to identify the scale of the problem and to inform homelessness service responses. We participate in the Northern Beaches Homeless Street Sleeping Count and the City of Sydney bi-annual Street Counts in February and August.

Christmas in the community

We undertake an annual Christmas time initiative to help people in our community: the 12 Cans for Christmas food collection for The Settlement in Darlington. We collect non-perishable items to make up Christmas hampers for families.

Yabun Festival

Bridge Housing celebrates the survival and continuing 60,000 year old culture of Australia’s first people at the Yabun Festival each year in Sydney on 26 January. Held in Glebe on the land of the Gadigal people, Yabun is the largest one-day gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. Bridge Housing hosts a stall for people to have a chat with our staff, catch up with old friends, and hear more about our work.

International Women’s Day

Bridge Housing celebrates International Women's Day each year, usually inviting a guest speaker to attend a staff morning tea event.

National Reconciliation Week

Bridge Housing celebrates National Reconciliation Week each year with staff and our tenant community coming together to share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. In past years, this has included a screening of the hit Australian movie ‘Top End Wedding’ and a talk by 'Dark Emu' author Bruce Pascoe. We also launched our second Reconciliation Action Plan during Reconciliation Week by organising some online activities for staff and residents to learn more about reconciliation.

Photo: Staff ask each other R U OK?