Our Mission:

Support.

Help us build hope and emergency housing for those in need.
Inspire positivity, create support and raise awareness.

 
 

Our Mission

Imagine you're a teenager who had a disagreement with your parents and in a moment of anger and frustration run away from home.

A prospect of a night on the streets feeling scared and vulnerable is daunting, where to from here? Or you find you are the victim of domestic violence and need to get out with your children. Where can you stay?

SOMEBODY'S CHILD aims to build emergency housing for such moments in life!

If we can provide safe temporary shelter during these moments of uncertainty then just maybe, we can change the outcome to a more positive future than living on the streets.


Our Impact

We aim to raise enough funds to purchase sites and put up buildings. The use of these buildings will be to house people who are temporarily displaced and need a place to stay.

Somebody’s Child will ensure that the building satisfies all requirements and will use specialist skills of other charities to deliver their promise under a memorandum of understanding.

We strongly believe that the correct intervention within the first three days of leaving your home is critical in whether you survive or not. Having a safe place to sleep with helpful interaction will develop pathways out of homelessness.

Australia is a blessed country and no one should be homeless.

1.

RAISE AWARENESS

Somebody’s Child aims to raise awareness for those who find themselves scared and vulnerable in difficult situations at home. Let’s create a better understanding behind why people become homeless and let’s give them hope.

2.

FUNDRAISE

Through donations, sponsorship and community events we will raise funds to make a difference and change the outcome for those living on the streets in moments of uncertainty.

3.

BUILD HOUSING

We will come together as a community to build emergency housing for those who find themselves caught up in domestic violence or a moment of anger at home.
Let’s create a safe place.

 

Board of Directors

TERRY ZIMSEN | Founder

Terry is a Chartered Tax Advisor, a fellow Public Accountant and a Chartered Secretary. He has over 25 years of experience in the Accounting / Tax industry.

TARREN ZIMSEN | doctor

Having just graduated from James Cook University in North Queensland, Tarren is currently undertaking his internship at the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland.

BRENDAN KING | Belleli King & Associates

Prior to founding Belleli King & Associates, Brendan spent 9 years as a Court Registrar. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and in 2000 completed a Master of Laws majoring in family law. Brendan is admitted as to practice as a barrister and solicitor.

 

CYNTHIA DAVIS | Facilitator of Mindwise

Dr Cynthia Davis is a Clinical and Corporate Psychologist and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Business Coach. As facilitator of Mindwise, Dr Davis offers a comprehensive approach to the transformation of individuals, families, groups and corporations.

TILAK DISSANAYAKE | DOCTOR

Graduated from Monash University in 1994 with MBBS. Embarked on a surgical career at the Alfred and Austin Hospitals in Melbourne.

STEUART ORCHARD | ENTREPRENEUR

After immigrating as a family to Australia from England in 1981, Steuart entered an Apprenticeship within the Print Industry. He was fortunate enough to achieve Victorian apprentice of the Year every year of his Apprenticeship, which made it quite clear, that this was his career path.

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somebody’s child

Bringing hope in moments of despair.

 

 

Get Involved

Join the team and get involved! Use your creativity and passion to take an active role by fundraising, donating or spreading awareness for our cause. View our ‘Ways To Give’ below and contact us to get started straight away.

FUNDRAISING

Want to help? You can host a car wash, hold a bake off or organise a ball! Whatever your idea, it can be used to help towards building hope and housing. Email us with your ideas and we will endeavour to come back to you quickly.

BE A SPONSOR

We invite corporates and business owners to become a sponsor. A corporate partnership is a relationship that benefits both your company and the people we support. Staff fundraising activities or workplace giving are ways you could help us.

COUNTER STAND

Have some free space in your reception or on your desk and want to help make a difference?  Well grab one of our counter stands selling rubber bracelets. For more information or to order your counter stand, click below to email us.

DONATE

Wanting to give a little or a lot?
We appreciate any donations to help us continue our mission and we cannot thank you enough for you support.

VOLUNTEER

We have numerous jobs that need doing on a daily basis and we will welcome anyone with any time they could spare for Somebody’s Child. We will allocate specific roles for each volunteer.