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PICYS eNews March 2017

Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 1:43
Updated 15 Apr 2017 1:47

Welcome to PICYS first eNews, we hope to share information with our Association members and supporters, keeping you informed of the latest news around PICYS.

PICYS is off to a flying start for 2017.

  • During January and February we conducted art therapy sessions on Wednesdays during our BaseCamp drop-in times.  This initiative was funded by a donation from the Joondalup Soroptimists Club and was well received by the young people.  The sessions were delivered by two art therapy students from IKON Institute.
  • From March through to May we are running a DRUMBEAT program on Fridays which is open to any interested young people.  DRUMBEAT is delivered by accredited HOLYOAKE trainers. PICYS received the funding through the Department of Local Government and Communities.
  • In March PICYS hosted SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) training on trauma and sexual abuse disclosures.  This was valuable and confirming training for our staff and the guests from other agencies who joined us.

Our HouseHold Network and PILLAR services are fully operational yet referrals are always welcome.  Please contact anytime or visit our website at

During March PICYS received a pledge donation from a private Family Trust providing $25,000 and a further $25,000 in September to support our work with young people.  This is a generous donation that will allow PICYS to provide added value beyond our government funded contracts.

So you can see PICYS is off to a flying start for 2017 and we would love to hear from you on any activities or ventures you would like to do together.

Andrew Hall
Executive Officer

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