Mondo Search founder Simone Allan has received NPAworldwide’s community service award, after she launched a charitable organisation during the pandemic.
COVID-19 and the associated slowdown prompted Allan to think about her broader impact in the community, and specifically about the reported increase in domestic violence due to pandemic-related restrictions.
She then launched the Women’s Resilience Centre, which provides three critical services:
- medium-term residential care for women and their children for up to 12 months (crisis care only provides short-term accommodations for up to 12 weeks);
- a trauma-informed, evidence-based resilience program in partnership with the University of Technology in Sydney; and
- a peer-to-peer mentoring service to match ‘thrivers’ with ‘survivors’.
In recognition of the award, NPAworldwide has donated $1,000 to the Centre.
“I am deeply honoured for the acknowledgement by NPAworldwide for this Community Service Award,” Allan says. “This recognition will not only support global awareness for our resilience program but the donation of $1,000 will assist in making these missions happen. It also assists in support in government applications for grants showing that we are gathering community interest and engagement.”
Simone Allan and NPAworldwide chair Jason Elias