Founded in Byron Bay, The SHIFT Project Byron is a short-term educational transition program for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Hear about The SHIFT Project Byron from its founder Anne Goslett.
Established as a not-for-profit charity in 2015, The S.H.I.F.T. Project Byron Inc. is an incorporated association which is privately funded through individual and community support. SHIFT is governed by a strategically selected and highly skilled volunteer board of directors, who all share a motivation to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
The acronym SHIFT stands for Sustainable; Holistic; Integrative; Focused; Transition.
The key objective of SHIFT is to provide a supportive and stable environment where program participants can make their own personal SHIFT from disadvantage to empowerment.
“The future is not some place
we are going to, but one we are creating.
The paths are not to be found, but made,
and the activity of making them, changes
both the maker and the destination.”
John Schaar, futurist
About the Project
The Project aims to provide a sustainable education program, which is built around the organisation’s founding philosophy to develop wellbeing, interdependence and community connection. It is informed by current research in the areas of interpersonal neurobiology, somatic psychotherapy and the field of resilience.
We are able to accommodate 5 women in residence as well as providing an outreach component of the program for potential residents and past graduates to access the education and join in with activities.
By joining SHIFT, participants make the commitment to transform their lives, giving back in support of the next women entering the program and beginning their journey of self-empowered living.
Our long-term vision is to build a community of inclusion, with the knowledge that everyone has something to offer to the wellbeing of society. Everyone associated with SHIFT, whether a resident or graduate, a volunteer, board member or a member of the Association, has the opportunity to support and be supported. With reciprocity and giving back a founding value of SHIFT, together we can build a self-sustaining community of growth and empowerment.