Speakers

Hear from the locals who have been creating over 35 years of belonging for at-risk youth experiencing homelessness on the Mornington Peninsula.

Our Fusion Mornington Peninsula Speakers can offer insight into homelessness, issues facing youth today, faith in action, community development, development of young people as individuals within the family unit and the broader community, leadership and team building. Our talks and workshops help people understand what life is like for someone experiencing homelessness and the issues surrounding homelessness. Including:

  • stories from the front line of this grassroots mission
  • the facts on homelessness, drugs and alcohol, mental health and family violence
  • how you can be a catalyst towards change.
  • run experiential workshops that give your community a taste of the struggles of experiencing homelessness in your youth

Talks can cater to Schools, Church Congregations, Events, Seminars and Interest/ Community Group meetings. Contact us to develop a workshop catered to your teams needs.

Gemma Bell

Gemma Bell

Team Leader

For the past 9 years Gemma has lived onsite at Fusion’s accommodation and Support service for homeless young people; creating a home for those most vulnerable in the local community.

Gemma has lead teams that operated schools work, leadership events, Aboriginal Cultural Exchange Pilgrimages and training. She is a part of Fusion Australia’s RTO Training as a trainer and facilitator, has sat a term as a national director of Fusion Australia and Coordinates the annual Pilgrimage to Uluru.


Stuart Bell

Stuart Bell

Team Leader and Housing Co-ordinator

Stuart has lived at Fusion Mornington Peninsula for the past 9 years.

As our housing Co-ordinator, Stuart has supported 100s of young people experiencing homelessness and conducted mediation with broken families. Stuart specialises in mental health, alcohol and other drugs. Stuart is gifted in cutting through the phony masks that people wear and calling out a persons true self.

Lindy Cameron

Lindy Cameron

Case Worker

After completing a diploma in community services and a diploma in youth work, Lindy started volunteering at Fusion before becoming a case-worker.

Lindy’s focus areas include: responding to the trauma, unhealthy relationships and sexual violence, and the prevention of these behaviours via facilitating broader cultural shifts. Lindy continues to study these themes through her Bachelor of Social Science, majoring in gender and diversity, and anthropology. Now in her final year, Lindy plans to start her post-grad research into these issues late 2017.

Steph Byrne

Steph Byrne

Fundraising and Resource Manager and Lead Tenant

From an early age, Steph’s passion for social change was evident; this passion drove her to complete a Bachelor of Arts (Global) at Monash University and volunteer for a number of NGO’s & local community groups.

Steph has participated in numerous fundraising activities, social change campaigns, facilitated awareness campaigns and training volunteers.

Steph is a talented youth worker who has lived onsite at Fusion’s accommodation and Support service for the past 2 years. She is a visionary, whose passion for creating spaces of belonging and equipping people to respond to injustice, have spearheaded events like Sleep In Your Car. Her heart to facilitate spaces where community members can understand and respond to complex issues makes her a talented fundraiser.

Jake Doleschal

Jake Doleschal

Youth Work Co-ordinator

Currently studying a Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology, Jake has been involved in youth programs across the Mornington Peninsula for several years. 

Jake has worked closely with schools in a range of areas, from presenting inter faith sessions, working with male students around themes of manhood and social responsibility, and coordinating a community chaplaincy response during the Schoolies celebration week.  Jake is particularly interested in using adventure based learning and has led the team of youth workers who have developed Fusion’s new youth program, Engaged. 

Jake is driven by encouraging young people to find pathways into supportive, local communities that engage in broader topics of justice, personal and societal transformation.

 

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