Home among the gardens
A NEW community garden has opened up in Maddington to help those experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
A NEW community garden in Maddington will give locals experiencing homelessness a place to find a bit of peace as well as an opportunity to learn some new skills.
The new garden at Mission Australia’s Wattle House was officially opened on Friday.
It is designed to help people who are feeling isolated to become more connected with the community.
Mission Australia area manager Katie Price said the garden gave their clients a chance to learn how to grow and nurture the plant life, as well as how to use the freshly grown produce in food production.
“Clients from Wattle House and other agencies supporting those experiencing homelessness in this particular area can enjoy the solace and peace of a safe garden setting and have the opportunity to become involved in learning how to grow, care and nurture plants,” she said.
“Wattle House is about providing skills for our clients to assist them to live independently and well in the community and I think this initiative will be very warmly welcomed by those who access our services and the community in general.”
Wattle House helps those experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of doing so, with services such as emergency relief, financial counselling and housing support.
Mission Australia area manager Katie Price and client Christo Innes.
Mission Australia case manager Ather Pervaiz, Mission Australia program manager Leanne Jelly and Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire.