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A father’s love and the battle to give Shane a fighting chance

23 February 2022

The Sisters of Charity Foundation has recently committed to funding the establishment of a new hub of the Fighting Chance disability employment service, in the Parramatta area. The site will will open in the second half of 2018. Fighting Chance tackles the issues of endemic economic and social isolation facing young people with disability in Australia through two inspired commercial activities, Avenue and Jigsaw. The new Avenue campus opening in Parramatta is unique in the disability sector as the only community participation program for people with severe and profound disability, offering vocational activities where participants earn money through a profit share mechanism. It enables participants, irrespective of the severity of their disability, to make a meaningful contribution to the business, earn an economic reward and achieve savings goals. Sydney’s Western Suburbs, an area that has experienced historical under-funding and under-representation of high quality disability services is being responded to by Fighting Chance, with the help of The Sisters of Charity Foundation’s funding.