Vulnerable Communities

What is a vulnerable community?

A community where families gather who come with less - less confidence, emotional bouyancy, ability to connect, often with the effects of drugs and alcohol lingering in their lives.

How is mainly music involved?

Each week, Session Facilitators take mainly music sessions in a community-based holistic program or a Government facility, where sessions contribute to the connection between parent and child, where smiles and delight are increased, where joy is found.

Children grow in their literacy and numeracy development.
Parents are encouraged through participation in their children’s lives.
Families establish happy memories.
Children’s brains develop and flourish, with important neural connections being formed.
Parents increase their capacity to parent.
Families connect in a safe, rewarding environment

mainly music collaborates with organisations who provide other strands of care and contribute to the development of the children and their families.

Follow Deb as she anticipates a session and then talks about the experience.

Funding the work of mainly music in these communities.

Unlike mainstream mainly music groups, these sessions are not able to be self-funding.
We rely on the generosity of people who understand the unique role mainly music plays in the lives of their families.

For more information, click, download and read the sheet below.

Where does mainly music connect with families doing life tough?

Wherever they congregate. Some families are confined to a space, like a prison or a live-in centre.
Some families come to a community centre local to their home. Other families are accessing additional services, along with their mainly music experience.

What are the outcomes?

As Deb states in the footage below, music transcends culture. When the songs start, the families engage.
Being fully present in the moment – without the pressure of whatever is at home, they can dance and sing, tap a drum, shake the Lycra panel.

Some families haven’t had and don’t have good relationships modelled to them.
Through the encouragement of the session facilitator, through the reinforcement of the positive song lyrics, through the enjoyment created between parent and child, a great deal of learning and development takes place.

Listen to Deb as she talks about the outcome of a morning’s session.

Funding the work of mainly music for outcomes like these.

Unlike mainstream mainly music groups, these sessions are not able to be self-funding. We rely on the generosity of people who understand the unique role mainly music plays in the lives of their families.

For more information, click, download and read the sheet below.

Choose project:

Women’s refuge
Prison families
Beanies for children
Women’s refuge
Sophie left, with her children, and few belongings from the abusive environment.

mainly music sessions she attended during her stay at the women’s refuge provided a time of joy and fun, for both her and her children.
You can help little families establish themselves in times of trouble.
Prison families
Pregnant and behind bars, Amy faced doing time for crime. Inside, with her baby, Amy attends mainly music sessions. The joy she shares with her child and the attachment activities she participates in will set baby up with a secure foundation. It’s a short window of opportunity to make change.
Beanies for children
Making a donation will provide warm beanies for children.

We'll ensure warm beanies will get to children who attend sessions for families who are doing life tough.

Your donation will ensure we know how many beanies to send. $5 - 1 beanie. $10 - 3 beanies. $20 - 7 beanies. $50 - 20 beanies.
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