News and Events
The Bridge of Hope works to reduce the barriers faced by some of the most ‘at risk’ members of our society and help them to overcome vulnerability, disadvantage and exclusion. Our priority areas include children and young people in, or leaving, Out of Home Care; teenage mothers; disadvantaged youth and the wrongly convicted.
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Registered Charity
The Bridge of Hope Foundation Inc. is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. The ACNC Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) gives reassurance that the Bridge of Hope is transparent and accountable by highlighting our presence on the ACNC Charity Register.
'Kids in Care: A Human Rights Travesty' - A charity cocktail seminar
Professor Gillian Triggs presented a keynote address on the plight of children and young people living in Out of Home Care. The address was followed by a panel discussion. There was a silent auction and raffle on the night to raise funds for the Bridge of Hope Foundation's 'Bridging the Gap' program to assist children and young people living in, and leaving, care.
Bridge Builders - A collective giving initiative
Join Bridge Builders to assist the Bridge of Hope Foundation through leadership and annual philanthropic support. Members receive free entry to Bridge Builders events attended by our patrons, when available, regular updates on BoH programs and an opportunity to influence how the collective donation is directed each year. Read more at Bridge Builders.
Four Corners - Broken Homes
ABC's Four Corners' story Broken Homes aired on Monday, 14 November 2016 highlighted Australia's most vulnerable kids; betrayed and neglected, not only by their parents but by the system designed to protect them. Watch the story here https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/11/14/4572365.htm
Help teenage girls leave out of home care
More than 43,000 children and young people were living in out-of-home care - foster care, residential care and kinship care - in Australia, as at 30 June 2015. Nearly half of all homeless people and more than 60% of youth in detention have experienced out-of-home care. Learn more here https://www.youtube.com/embed/YX6X2pqZo-I?rel=0
The Project - Foster Care story
Channel Ten's The Project ran a story on Friday, 2 September 2016 asking the question 'Most of us leave home around the age of 21, so why are foster care kids kicked out earlier?' Watch the story here https://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-8/foster-care to help learn why The BoH Bridging the Gap program is so important.
The BoH Innocence Initiative at RMIT
The Initiative provides assistance on a pro bono basis to applicants who claim they are factually innocent of a criminal offence for which they were convicted. Learn more here https://www.youtube.com/embed/8aqiJ2x9lIg?rel=0