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Transforming Motherhood Together
Transforming The Way We See & Experience Motherhood Together
Villagehood Australia is a Registered Charity and volunteer-based Incorporated Association dedicated to empower our community to help protect the health & wellbeing of mothers and support their motherhood journey (mainly mothers with children from 0 to 5 years).
Firstly, we believe that creating a safe space for mothers to meaningfully connect and make friendships is paramount to protecting their mental health as it provides them with a support network and helps them build the capacity to better cope with the everyday challenges of motherhood - beating loneliness & isolation.
Secondly, we believe in building stronger & healthier families and increasing the social participation of mothers in Australia by equipping them with the tools to navigate more positively through the journey of motherhood and regain financial independence.
Finally, we believe in social transformation. Connected and organised mothers together with the community have the power to positively impact the world we live in and create a better reality for themselves, their families and the community.
OUR FOUR STRATEGIC PILLARS
Families who are able to make informed decisions, manage their basic needs, and tackle pressing human and community issues are better equipped to lead healthy lives. A range of factors can affect family well-being, and investments in families contribute significantly to the social, psychological, and economic development of our nation.
Financial freedom usually means having enough savings, financial investments, and cash on hand to afford the kind of life we desire for ourselves and our families. It means growing savings that enable us to retire or pursue the career we want without being driven by earning a set salary each year
Meaningfully connecting the community together and building a village of support to beat loneliness and isolation and protect the mental health of mothers who lack a social support system and the opportunity to socialise without interruption.
Transforming the underlying systemic causes of problems mothers experience (eg. what is causing mothers to burn out?), rather than addressing only the most obvious symptoms (e.g solving burnt out with self-care). This includes promoting systemic change in institutions and social relationships, social norms and values, and relationships of power – in other words transforming the system.
● Kindness, Compassion & Empathy
● Community & Diversity
● Women Empowerment
● Social Impact & Participation
OUR SELECTION CRITERIA
Anything we do, any partnership we form has to take into account these criteria:
● Help protect the mental health of mothers
● Help build stronger families & communities
● Be culturally inclusive, accessible & sensitive
● Promote collaboration over competition
● Be able to measure our social impact