Our community development team have a broad scope and is available to work alongside local agencies, organisations, community groups and individuals to increase support for LGBTIQA+ young people.
We can support with:
- Increasing visibility and awareness
- Community consultations
- Workshops and training
- Professional development
- Creating safe spaces
- Creating inclusive health and education services
- Inclusive workplace policy and practise development
- Building partnerships with organisations and community groups
- Hosting and supporting events
We work collaboratively with local groups, community members and agencies to continue support and growth in the LGBTIQA+ space.
We also develop referral pathways to other services to ensure continuity of care for young people who may require comprehensive support.
About our community development officers
Alannah - Southwest
Hi I’m Alannah (she/her), and I’m the community development officer in the Southwest for Freedom State. I work to create a safer Southwest for LGBTIQA+ young people, and have a passion for collaborative youth art projects, development of safe social spaces, and seeking out exceptional coffee ☕
Luke - Midwest Gascoyne
Hey! I am Luke (he/him) and I am the Freedom State community development officer based in Geraldton. I work with young people, schools and organisations on how we can make spaces more inclusive for LGBTIQA+ young people. I love a bit of the beach, basketball and a cappuccino (judge my coffee order all you want. I have accepted I order the same as an 80-year-old man).
Shane - Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Hi! I’m Shane (he/him), The Community Development Officer for LGBTIQA+ youth in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. I deliver inclusivity training and facilitate workshops and events to build a safer Kalgoorlie-Boulder for the city’s LGBTIQA+ young people. I enjoy reading, learning about queer history, and walking with the Perth Frontrunners.
About our community engagement officers
Steph - Perth
I’m Steph (they/them) and I’m the Officer for Community Engagement at Freedom, I provide education about working alongside LGBTIQA+ communities and help to spread the word about what Freedom does. When I’m not repping Freedom I enjoy tending to my houseplants, playing Mariokart, listening to ABC radio and talking all things sexology, psychology and politics.
Fill out the form below to contact our community development team to organise training for your organisation.