Their project “My Identity…My choice” has been chosen for the first PFA-Myer grant round for 2019.
They will receive $20,000 towards the development and delivery of two LGBTIQA+ awareness training modules that will be developed in collaboration with Inclusion Melbourne. Once the project is complete, the modules will be freely available for disability services nationally.
Rod Carracher, the Chief Practitioner at Yooralla, had this to say:
“Yooralla is delighted to be a recipient of the 2019/20 Sidney Myer and Pride Foundation Australia Grant for $20,000.
Yooralla is a large not-for-profit disability support provider, supporting approximately 4,000 people with a disability. Yooralla is focused on improving inclusive practice in the supports provided for people with a disability and aligning with greater societal LGBTIQA+ acceptance, individual identity expression and reducing social isolation among people with disability.
This Grant will fund the project titled: My Identity…My choice “A Safe journey to explore LGBTIQA+ identity for people with disability using disability services”.
We know that there are people who use our support services that are not fully aware of their sexual or LGBTIQA+ cultural identity and/or are unable to explore this for various reasons. This project will provide tailored information and support to clients of Yooralla to explore and feel safe and confident in expressing their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.
We thank Sidney Myer and Pride Foundation Australia for enabling this important work to occur.”