Lenity Australia's Covid Response
Lenity has responded to the Covid-19 emergency by providing financial support to enable the immediate needs of people to be addressed.
Lenity is proud to partner with the following organisations during these challenging times.
Jesuit Social Services - to restock - from 50% down on normal stock - the Ignite Food Store in Western Sydney which provides low-cost food to those in Mount Druitt and surrounding areas. .../more
St Vincent de Paul Society - to support across western Sydney public/community housing tenants through the provision of food and emergency assistance, counselling and referrals to other services and programs. .../more
Willoughby Retirement Community Association - to protect the elderly through the provision of resources to alleviate isolation and loneliness during the lengthy lockdown period. .../more
Women’s Community Shelters - to support the outreach program needed to meet the increased incidence (around 30%) of domestic and family violence and provide a safe environment for women and their children. .../more
Australian Marist Solidarity - to support in the Philippines vulnerable women at the Balay Banaag residential centre and disabled at a community-based rehabilitation program at Katilosa, Timor-Leste. .../more
Blue Dragon – to support the rescue operations of traffic girls and women and provide safe shelter for Vietnamese street children. .../more
Jesuit Mission – to provide emergency food relief and support for short-term employment, particularly for migrant workers in the Hazaribag Jesuit Province in India. .../more
Brain and Mind Centre
The University of Sydney
The Lenity Research Fellowship funds research into neurodegenerative diseases, such as Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinsons, Dementia, addictions and other conditions of the brain and mind. These diseases are becoming increasingly common in the aged. It is expected that in the next 50 years, the elderly will outnumber children for the first time in history. This means that it is imperative to improve knowledge about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of these disabling diseases of the brain. The University of Sydney is a global leader in research and treatments in this field of medicine.