Your life could be changed by any one of our four prize options. This Lottery we’re offering you the chance to craft your perfect lifestyle – drive off into the sunset in your dream car with a massive cashable gold prize; explore spots off the beaten track with your very own Jayco caravan or motorhome package; wake up every day in the hinterlands in your handpicked new Metricon home; or craft your own getaway lifestyle and explore the wonders of the world. All while supporting the Australian Deaf community.
In times of emergency, disaster, and crisis, we are committed to ensuring the Deaf community has the same access to information and support as their fellow Australians – including access to support services in Australian Sign Language – Auslan. The funds raised from your support of the Deaf Lottery go directly into Deaf Connect’s ongoing advocacy for the community – and pivoting to ensure the most current needs of the community are met.
For the Deaf community, professional support that many Australians use on a daily basis can be hard to access. Deaf Connect is committed to working to find ways to make essential services, including mental health support, more accessible.
Since 2019 this has included ensuring the community has the support it needs during the hearings and outcomes of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. This has included both submissions to the Royal Commission, Deaf Connect CEO Brett Casey appearing at the Royal Commission to share evidence directly about the experience of Deaf Australians and how vital access to language is, and workshops with community members to ensure they are empowered to share their experiences and supported throughout.
Additionally, alongside other leading community stakeholders, Deaf Connect has been working with the StandBy organisation to support community members during some of their most trying times. Through these partnerships we aim to ensure that the community have someone they can talk to, without barriers, 24/7.
In 2022 Deaf Connect launched a support program for Deaf Seniors, providing free access to an interpreter for a whole range of events, activities or appointments – both social and essential. This has been complemented by a national roadshow to inform and educate Deaf Seniors on this offering and how to access these free services. This program is being expanded in 2023 to include live captioning, a vital inclusion for those who became Deaf later in life and are not as fluent in Auslan.
Your support via the Deaf Lottery is support for Deaf Connect – all monies raised go directly towards our ACNC registered charity. The delivery of our services and programs relies on fundraising via our owned Lottery.
Through your support, you are directly enabling Deaf Connect to improve the lives of Deaf Australians and offer support when needed most. Thank you for standing with the Deaf community.
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