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Community

An illustration of a tree made out of people supporting one another

We believe that the entire community is enriched when everyone is supported to achieve their potential.

We actively fund community programs designed to help the most disadvantaged people become self-sufficient through employment. This helps jobseekers to find and keep meaningful work and contribute more fully to their communities.

We draw on the knowledge and experience of community groups and local service providers to give our jobseekers the best chance of improving their lives. We also improve communities through:

  • social enterprises
  • community engagement
  • community investment
  • training
  • WISE offices

Donations

By supporting WISE Employment’s community programs with tax deductible donations over $2.00 or volunteering your time as a mentor, you can help us to empower disadvantaged jobseekers.
For more information about how you can support WISE, please contact enquiries@wiseemployment.com.au

An Incito staff member. Incito is a WISE social enterprise.

WISE Employment runs not-for-profit social enterprises in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. Clean Force Property Services, Equity Labour Services, and Incito Maintenance are commercial businesses providing valuable services to customers and sustainable jobs and training for approximately 100 people.

Read more: Social enterprises
Many of hands and many piggy banks

Since 2001, WISE has invested more than $3.5 million in innovative programs, projects and research most likely to help people that are in danger of falling into long-term unemployment. Our community investment partnerships encourage organisations to work together to create positive change in the community.

Read more: Investment
Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) logo

The Personal Helpers and Mentors service (PHaMs) supports people whose lives are severely affected by mental health problems. It is a key part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health program, and is part of the Council of Australian Government’s National Action Plan on Mental Health.

Read more: PHaMs

A person who has a mental illness can be the best person for the job.

Read more: Empowermental
Image of award-winning Canadian comedian, David Granirer.

In 2014, WISE Employment brought WISE Stand Up to Mental Health for the second time to Australia - this time Sydney. WISE Stand Up for Mental Health (WSMH) is a unique stand-up comedy event featuring award-winning Canadian comedian David Granirer. David, an author and counsellor who has depression, is training a group of Australians with mental illness to develop their own stand-up comedy routine on the highs and lows of living with mental illness. Australian comedian and WSMH Ambassador Steve Bedwell made a special appearance. WISE Stand Up for Mental Health aims to provide healing power to the comedians and a unique perspective on mental illness that will help end stigma.

Read more: WISE Stand Up for Mental…
Young woman in wheelchair giving peace sign with her hands. NDIS Supports and Services offered by WISE Employment.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to support a better life for Australians with a significant and permanent disability.

The NDIS provides individualised support for people with disability, aiming to:
• build independence
• give people who have a disability control over their funds and choice as to who provides them with assistance

Read more: NDIS Services