The Shack needs your support

The Shack needs your support

The Shack is a collaborative project between EET and Southern Cross Housing Nowra, which commenced late 2015 through the invaluable financial support of local businesses: Real Aussie Sheds – South Nowra, Strongbuilt Constructions – Berry, and Shoalhaven Garage & Doors – Nowra.

The Shack provides a safe and enabling place for young people (aged between 15 and 24) to develop a range of practical skills that encourage positive community collaboration and participation.

Some of the activities offered at the Shack include basic carpentry, furniture restoration and bicycle repair.

The Shack is currently looking to source small supplies including sandpaper, screws, nails, sanding blocks and small electric sanders to keep up the great work they’ve been doing for the community. If you are able to assist or know of other businesses that could support The Shack contact Garry on his mobile 0439 410 166 or via email garryf@eetgroup.com.au

Check out all the latest news in The Shack newsletter below…

PDF Download: The Shack News August 2016.pdf

New Millennium Trophies runs the City2Surf to raise funds for Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics

New Millennium Trophies runs the City2Surf to raise funds for Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics

The annual City2Surf running event is fast approaching, and with only days left Brendan Bermingham from New Millennium Trophies has hit his target out of the water and raised a whopping $2,250 so far! Brendan, Aisha McKnight and one of our very own Essential staff members Matt Spence, have organised and readied their team to take on the 14 kilometre course all in the name of EET’s incredible event – the 9th Annual Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics held on 27th October at Beaton Park in Wollongong.


This community event celebrates people with disabilities’ unlimited potential and enthusiasm for life, with the key messages being “have a go, enjoy and have fun”. It has been hosted by our organisation since 2008 and has proven to be a great success!


Please help us reach our $5000 goal by digging deep and supporting this remarkable local event. Donations can be made here –https://www.gofundme.com/2g96eqx7


Sharon Holz Endorsement

Chris Laraghy, our Disability Employment Service Team Leader in Warilla has received a glowing endorsement from Sharon Holz. Sharon is a service user of Essential Employment and Training and a Community Connector for Physical Disability Council of NSW.

Check it out –

I wanted to let you know what a blessing Chris Laraghy is to me.
Chris is not only a person with great people skills and empathy for others.

In the time I have been her client she has gone out of her way to encourage me on my bad days, keep me on track, transport me to work realated appointments and quite honestly Chris is outstanding in the work she does.

I know that if it was not for Chris supporting me like she does I would not be where I am today.
Quite possibly even not be able to keep working in a job I am so passionate about.

Over the years having a lived disability, I have seen many workers out in the community but never have I witnessed or felt so supported and worthwhile as I do with Chris. Her positivity is infectious.

It is clear to me that her role at Essential Employment and Training is more than just a job she has the qualities that are needed to make people with disability feel that yes they are deserving of a place not just in the employment sector but in the Community.
I m so proud to know Chris and  very much appreciate her guidance, her help and her belief in my ability to achieve.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Holz