In the short term, the One Meal Team is working hard to grow our geographical footprint within Sydney and in surrounding areas through the establishment of additional meal services. We are also working to extend the reach of our One Meal Medical Program to include all of our service locations.
We are doing this in consultation with Government and Non-Government Organisations, to ensure our services are appropriately located and targeted in terms of services offered. This will enable us to maximise the benefit we are able to provide.
To ensure a robust foundation upon which One Meal can build and expand, we are engaging with a number of organisations in our current and planned service locations. We are optimistic that partnerships will allow us to put in place suitable infrastructure to allow us to continue to grow with success.
Our strategy in the medium-term and long-term includes establishing ourselves in a number of regional centres before expanding inter-state. Our eventual goal is to have a national presence, however we are not simply seeking to cover the map. Our broader expansion will take our service model to areas where a clear need exists for the services we provide. Of course, our expansion decisions will also be influenced by the partnership arrangements we are able to form.
Wherever One Meal operates, both now and into the future, we will operate with strong ethics and integrity. We will endeavour to provide healthy nutritious meals and a range of human services to the homeless and underprivileged people in our communities. Our focus will remain on both providing for the immediate needs of our patrons and also on advancing the well-being, outlook on life and prospects for the future independence of our patrons.
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We are also exploring the possibility of providing crisis accommodation for victims of domestic violence and those experiencing homelessness. This would be a substantial extension of scope for One Meal and would require a significant change in our funding model. Whilst this idea is in its very early stages, we are encouraged by the indications of corporate support received thus far.
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