Last week, our CEO Debra Cerasa, and Riley Glacken, our insurance Account Manager from Marsh, had the pleasure of travelling to Queensland to officially present the 2023 $5,000 Marsh Community Grant to its well-deserved recipients, Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc.

Established in May 1988, Zig Zag has been a beacon of hope and support for young women aged 12 – 25 years, offering specialised services in violence prevention, housing support, and sexual assault support.

This significant grant will play a crucial role in supporting the POWA group (A Mixed Program of Women’s Activities), a key initiative spearheaded by Zig Zag. The group, which convenes every other Thursday, has become a haven for young women and their children grappling with homelessness, social isolation, or disadvantage. Through a range of activities including terrarium building, self-care workshops, art, dance, and jewellery making, the program has not only offered a creative escape but has also fostered a strong sense of community and belonging among its participants.

We extend our thanks to Stephanie Anne, the CEO of Zig Zag, and Laura Christie – Team Leader of Zig Zag’s Housing Program, for their dedication and leadership. Their efforts have been instrumental in the success of the POWA group, ensuring it remains a supportive and empowering space for those it serves. Well done!

We at Jobs Australia are proud to support such impactful initiatives and congratulate the team at Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre on their well-deserved success. We look forward to seeing the continued positive impact of the POWA group on our community.

We would like to acknowledge all of the wonderful applications for this year. We received an overwhelming number of submissions, each demonstrating remarkable dedication and commitment to community welfare and development. This decision was not easy and each applicant was as deserving as the next.

We look forward to updating you on Zig Zag’s progress over the next year.