Haven; Home, Safe NRAS Program Manager Danni Ramalingam is running for a cause. 

Danni will be running a Marathon as part of Melbourne Marathon festival on 13 October 2019 to raise much needed funds for the Sidney Myer Haven (SMH) program.

The SMH program is enabling people to transform their lives and the lives of their children and families in the most profound ways. Individuals come to SMH after experiencing family violence, homelessness, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse or financial insecurity and the SMH gives them an affordable and safe roof over their head, a network of support tailored to their individual needs and aspirations, and a social program to equip them with the skills and mindsets needed to make positive change in their life.

“SMH is much more than safe and affordable housing; it is a trusting, learning and healing living environment which is non-judgemental, caring and safe, and in which participants can realise long-term positive change for themselves and their families.

“What’s really important is that you can be confident that the program works. Your support makes a difference, and the lives of the people we support are improved in profound ways,” said Danni.

The SMH program is independently credentialed by the Think Impact Report and was shown to produce a social return on investment in the order of $12. Meaning that for every $1 invested, $12 of value is generated in terms of improved health, education, social & economic outcomes. 

Danni has been training vigorously for the marathon, but not without setbacks. She recently injured herself after running 24 km, but is pushing on!

“On 13th October, I am aiming to finish the race for a great cause such as this one even if it means that I crawl to the finish line. There is no turning back,” she said. 

To support Danni and this wonderful cause, please click on the link below to donate. Every cent will go a long way in helping this program.

And keep an eye out over the next couple of months to see how Danni’s training is progressing.

DOnate now