Every year J2J nominates a charity to support and raise funds through race registration and encourages additional fundraising.
In 2020 J2J will be supporting Chameleon Housing.
About Chameleon Housing
Chameleon House is a youth shelter for homeless young people and parenting families located on the Redcliffe Peninsula. It has been in operation for over 30 years. Chameleon House currently has 3 programs at the youth shelter that accommodates young people 16-25 that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Here the young people live in share accommodation where they attend school, courses, obtain and maintain employment and participate in a living skills program where they learn about budgeting, nutrition and preparing food from scratch, we also go on over a few overnight camps during the year.
The I CaN HOPe Program accommodates families with children that identify as Indigenous over the age of 18 and our young parenting program that accommodates young parenting families 18-25. We support families to overcome barriers that prevent them from obtaining and maintaining independent tenancies. We support them with living skills, parenting support, further education and employment opportunities.
In addition to these programs we also support anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness that contacts our service. We provide case manage support until they are able to secure safe housing in Queensland.
We hold community events such as the sold out Moreton Bay region Youth, Community and Homelessness conference. This conference brought many services together to talk about important community issues and discuss best practice going forward.
With the funds raised from J2J Chameleon House will be delivering group parenting sessions with a focus on how to parent your pre-adolescent and adolescent child.
Chameleon House is hosting the upcoming exclusive invite only lunch for Qld Women’s week on Friday 13th of March and the annual Chameleon House and Padres Junior Baseball Trivia Night on the 21st of March. Keep an eye out on our Facebook for upcoming events.