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Young mums get a special pamper

Who better to deserve a bit of a pampering than young mums who are working really hard to get their lives back on track?

Friday February 5, 2016

Young mum Lily getting some styling tips from Jules. Photo: ARC/Aysha Leo

A group of young women we support had a fun day being styled by Jules Sebastian with high-end clothing donated by The Sebastian Foundation. The result: a super boost to confidence, job and training prospects.

Jules Sebastian, a Red Cross supporter, has been working with several brands and PR agencies that donate new clothes to The Sebastian Foundation and in turn Jules works to repurpose the clothes and items to make a difference to the lives of others.

'Spending the day with the young mums really made me realise what a difference we can all make," she says. "There are so many people out there doing it tough and if it were not for programs like the Red Cross Young Parents Program, where would these girls be right now? As part of The Sebastian Foundation, I am doing my part in helping others and I hope these girls go on to be great mums, are able to get jobs and a sustaining life."

Jules passed on the clothing to members of our Young Parents Program at a recent session which included full styling, from hair and makeup to receiving a new much-needed wardrobe for the young women who are trying to establish stable housing, and get into the workforce, education or training.

Our Young Parents Program was first established in Randwick, Sydney in 1993 as a small residential service.

It aims to build the capacities of very young parents - some in their mid teens - to live independently and to be successful parents.

It's grown to be a three-stage program operating over four sites in New South Wales to improve the ability of young parents to live and parent independently. It offers live-in residential, outreach and aftercare stages, taking an early intervention approach to intensive family support.