(from l-r) Christine Togo and Julie-Ann Lambourne from Envision.

(from l-r) Christine Togo and Julie-Ann Lambourne from Envision.

A new sight for enViZion

As soon as you walk through the doors of enViZion you get a sense of welcomeness and acceptance, heightened when you see the smiling faces of staff and their clients.

EnViZion is a not-for-profit charity organisation that not only assists the disadvantaged to become ready for work, but also treats their clients like family.

Prior to starting up enViZion in January 2013, CEO Julie-Ann Lambourne knew of a gap in the job seekers market.

"At enViZion we believe that everyone has the right to reach their full potential, irrespective of their personal challenges, barriers and/or circumstances.

"We work with and advocate for Indigenous Australians and the disadvantaged people in Australia alike," says Julie-Ann.

enViZion Group is a training provider, specialising in the delivery of pre-employment, life skills, mentor training and engagement and is also a deliverer of Registered Training Organisation (RTO) certified relevant courses and customised in-house or on-site training programs.

They are committed to fulfil a need for better access to education and employment with a focus on the organisation's return on investment (ROI) from their training dollar.

Their Partnership in Prosperity (PIP) program really exemplifies the true nature of their success. The PIP program allows them to work closely with their clients to bring out the best in them.

"Our communities are similar to war zones filled with generational trauma, domestic violence, addiction & welfare dependency; our people are in need of healing and restoration.

"PIP gives hope to the hopeless," says Christina Togo, Manager for the Health and Wellbeing Unit.

"One of our PIP clients who had very little literacy has now, through our program, created a series of booklets about Traditional Bush Knowledge and community life in the Cape over the past 50 years and she has also produced a 2014 calendar."

Julie-Ann says that this type of teaching and learning activates and increases learning by opening the mind and helping people to grow in confidence and self-esteem.

They find that people who come through the PIP program have a new willingness to participate in life and community.

Simply put enViZion has a heart for the community; it gives hope and creates a future.