Stories from people we support

Aaron’s kicking goals – literally!

He’s the boisterous Community Housing resident who has entertained us all with his enthusiastic greetings and the ability to make a new friend wherever he goes. This year marks Aaron’s 10th year with St Bart’s, which he has spent getting into shape for his debut footy season. A mad Fremantle …

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Staff spotlight: Lenny Brown

Even before she says a word, it’s clear Lenny Brown is a force to be reckoned with. At age 12, Lenny started volunteering for her local community in Victoria. Between the ages of 15 and 18, Lenny amassed an impressive array of achievements, including: Lion of the Year, Leo’s Club …

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From the car to a home: Rhett’s road to independence

Rhett’s cheeky and extremely dry sense of humour belies the difficulties he has faced in recent years. His ability to deadpan one-liners demonstrates his intelligence and quick wit. Q: “What brought you to St Bart’s?” Rhett: “The police.” Amid the dry humor, Rhett has been working with St Bart’s since …

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Staff spotlight: David Frost

As a Case Manager with St Bart’s Future Homes program, David Frost personally assists around 14 men at any given time who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. David once had dreams of becoming a personal trainer or a medical doctor – dreams which, like those of most young …

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Flying away with Peter Gray

It’s been nine years since Peter first joined us at our Community Recovery Village in Middle Swan, and it was a bittersweet moment when we said farewell to him recently as he moved on from our services and into his own home. With an interest in all things aviation, Peter’s …

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Stephen sets sights on new goals

Stephen’s story is one that hit home for all of us at St Bart’s for one very simple reason – it could happen to any of us. A highly experienced Quality Assurance Manager, Stephen was an employee of Chevron Corporation and was sent on assignment to Thailand. It was a …

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Colin stays the course through tough times

A proud Noongar-Yamatji man, 42-year-old Colin has engaged St Bart’s services on-and-off for the past nine years. Navigating his way through the tough times, he says one of the most valuable lessons he has learned is embracing greater independence. His resilience in the face of three separate housing crises is …

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A step at a time leads to Charlie’s incredible success

At 43 years of age, *Charlie feels like life is just beginning. Residing at our Women’s Service since May 2020, she has just been selected from 3,000 applicants to take up a haul truck operator traineeship with BHP. It’s an incredible turn-around for a woman who, in the last 12 …

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