Anne Mitchell- Winner 2016 Unsung Hero Award
Announced at an awards ceremony held in Sydney last night, the winners were selected from 12 finalists from across Australia.
The awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to social justice in Australia, through the provision of high-quality services, programs and initiatives across the categories of Unsung Hero, Outstanding Organisation and Social Impact.
HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey, said this year’s winners demonstrate the vital work those in the sector do to build stronger and more inclusive communities, enhancing the wellbeing of individuals experiencing disadvantage.
“This year’s winners are delivering innovative programs and services that have a tremendous impact in shaping society and improving the lives of others,” Blakey said.
“Their work breaks down the barriers of disadvantage, helping people who are often socially excluded or facing hardship, improve their lives. We are proud to acknowledge the contribution they make and to give them the recognition they deserve.”
The 2016 winners are:
Unsung Hero Award: Anne Mitchell, Concern, Australia Melbourne, VIC.
Mitchell is recognised for leading the Steps Outreach Service, a program of Concern Australia, providing support and advocacy to young homeless people.