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We Strengthen Communities, Engage Young People and Help Create Jobs

Our Mission

"We exist to complement and empower groups, families and individuals"


We find existing support networks in our communities and connect them together forming alliances that are committed to
strengthening humanity.

WE FOCUS ON EMPOWERMENT

when we have problems, all we need is Solutions.

1. HOMES NOT HOUSES

HOMES SOLVE HOMELESSNESS.
NOT HOUSES.

The eradication of homelessness will be successful once we understand that a home is not a house. There are many people with a roof over their head that are still homeless.

We provide connections to communities that help strengthen our families creating strong homes.

2. EMPOWER HOMES

EMPOWER HOMES WITH EDUCATION
Recent exploratory studies strongly support the link between poverty, mental health & homelessness. Mental illness & homelessness are intertwined in terms of cause & effect, but the evidence shows it starts in the home.

We empower households through training, coaching & support in home-business building & financial literacy.

3. JOBS THAT CONNECT

Social isolation happens for a variety of reasons but generally, it is greatest when our ideas & opinions are not valued. Work provides value and connection. Unemployment and social isolation are connected, but self-employment can often have the same impact.

We provide access to motivated entrepreneurial communities to connect people to jobs & job opportunities.

LIVING WATER

The Living Water Project is a collaboration between local developing world communities, the Skyjuice Foundation (www.skyjuice.com.au), and The Solution Network Australia Foundation. Through the provision of water filtering technology & community development, Living Water is a self-funding project.

Micro-business

Through Micro-lending & Micro-business development, the Living Water project establishes enterprises that support access to SkyHydrants. The technology enables filtering around 10,000 litres of clean water every day. The local enterprises pay the wages to keep the water flowing.

Multi-national

Currently, Living Water Enterprises have been established in the Philippines, Ethiopia and Indonesia. Support for the project has been provided by Skyjuice, AusAid, The World Health Organisation, local medical providers and Dapa University, Phillippines.

JOB CREATION

One of the major solutions to the high levels of unemployment amongst those who are homeless or debilitated due to physical & mental disabilities is to start a business of their own.
These businesses can take many forms from Affiliate Marketing, eCommerce & Drop Shipping, Direct Selling, Service Industry, Independent Support Workers, Freelance Writing and so much more...

MYCOOPSHOP

MyCoopShop was established to fill a large gap in the entrepreneurial market...
1. An online platform that has everything needed to run a business in the one location;
2. A full suite of training & coaching programs to set the foundations, build the confidence & provide the support required to startup; and
3. An existing network of digital entrepreneurs to provide an instant MasterMind Alliance to help with Creativity, Problem-solving & Social-emotional support.

COOPERATION

MyCoopShop brings the ability for any digital business to cooperate with other entrepreneurs powering profit to their own online business.
Being a small business can be a LONELY business.
There is limitless potential when joining with other businesses taking advantage of the collective size and influence while retaining independence.
In the co-op culture, people are never on their own.

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Our Timeline

November, 2002

The Solution Network Trust

The humble beginnings of the Foundation were as a Not-for-Profit Trust established by Roger & Roslyn Fraser and their son, David.
The Trust ran education and therapeutic programs for young people who had been expelled, suspended or were not attending school.

April, 2005

The Solution Network Australia Ltd

The Foundation was formed by a Board of Directors with support from Nicol Robinson Halletts Lawyers and Crowe Horwath Australasia.
Solutions was given Charitable status as a Public Benevolent Fund and Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and was named The Solution Network Australia Foundation.

February, 2006

Start-a-Fresh

Woolworths Ltd partnership.
Using all 22 stores on the Sunshine Coast, Woolworths donated 10 cents from the sale of each 600ml bottle of Cloud 9 water, and 20 cents from 1.25 litre bottles directly to The Solution Network Australia.
The Start-a-Fresh program was initiated to provide for our most vulnerable… our homeless kids.

October, 2006

The Great Corporate Race

In 2006, The Great Corporate Race was launched on the Sunshine Coast to develop an enabling business that can feed into and fund our community development initiatives.
Communication, problem-solving, decision making, challenge, SUCCESS! The Great Corporate Race offers all of this and more!
Having all the hallmark features of your favourite reality game only with our own special twists in order to make this an extremely rewarding activity for your organisation www.thegreatcorporaterace.com.
Participation in The Great Corporate Race directly supports The Solution Network Australia Foundation.

October, 2007

Community Expo's

TSNAF expo’s provided an exciting opportunity for the Community welfare sector to join together and set the standards for solidarity, resolve, focus and cooperation.
The inaugural expo was held in Buderim, Queensland, Australia.
The 1st expo was attended by 223 registered community members and 37 community groups.

November, 2007

Living Water, Philippines

The Living Water Project is providing vitally needed clean drinking water to impoverished communities in a remote island in the Philippines.
This work has grown into a community-driven project involving over a dozen villages and over 22,000 village people.
Local people have access to clean drinking water through a Skyhydrant water filtration unit, supplied by Skyjuice Foundation.
Around 13.2 million Filipinos are forced to drink contaminated water every day risking dysentery, parasites, liver and kidney damage, and premature death.
The Living Water project provides water that is completely free of Bacteria and all other organic contaminants after passing through the Skyhydrant water filter.

December, 2010

The Mothership

The Mothership is a community development and maintenance hub. It is mobile - it goes where ever the need is. The Mothership, a refurbished Toyota Coaster Bus, fully resourced offering a workspace with leading-edge technology.
The Mothership is supported by Queensland Bus Sales, Telstra Countrywide, Go Transit Advertising, My Project Team, Tech Express, John Love Electrical, Caloundra City Autos, AGR Cabinets, Prestige Caravans, Melco Hardware Group, Bus’s R Us, Decorate by Design, Marc Air Conditioning, The Print Maker and Polyflor Australia.

February, 2011

The Virtual Community Warehouse

The Virtual Community Warehouse is an exciting, new concept within the welfare sector.
The VCW is a register of underutilised assets in the community that are made available through share-based technology. Assets are listed on a searchable database which connects a Borrower directly to a Lender. The only way to access membership is to contribute an asset to the VCW.
This is a powerful example of community co-operation, connectedness, interaction and support. In short, it gives us the opportunity to set the standard that we would like to see in the community.

March, 2012

SWYGDAI!

So What Ya Gonna Do About It!
SWYGDAI! was launched at the 2010 Community Expo and Celebration at Goodlife Community Centre in Buderim.
SWYGDAI! provided the capability for young people across the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia to develop a community project idea and be mentored and supported to complete it.
Since 2010, 12 major youth projects have been conducted on the Sunshine Coast. 

February, 2014

Number 8

Number 8 is a community focused workforce development initiative with the sole aim of empowering disadvantaged jobseekers with the confidence and values required to take control of their course in life and become accountable and compliant to their vocational goals to achieve their true potential. Utilising a supportive group therapeutic model delivered by leading Clinical Psychologists, number 8 provides a superior model capable of delivering desirable employability outcomes.

January, 2016

Reach Your Peak

Reach Your Peak is supported under QCE which is Queensland's senior school qualification. QCE offers flexibility in what is learnt, as well as where and when learning occurs. Students have a wide range of learning options including vocational education and training, workplace and community learning.

November, 2017

MyCoopShop

Helping people with an alternative to mainstream employment by enabling and empowering them to start a Digital Business Cooperating with others.
MyCoopShop has all the business building tools needed to succeed in the Digital Economy.
A variety of everyday businesses representing products and services in electronics, training, indoor plants, business consultants, wellness experts, Bitcoin and Blockchain, water filtration and many more...

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