Posted by Kaye Wilkie

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.


Established as a not-for-profit charity in 2015, the project 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 motivation to make a positive difference in people lives.

The key objective of The SHIFT Project is to provide a supportive and stable enviroment where program participants can make their own psersonal SHIFT from disadvantage to empowerment.

About the Program

The program can accommodate five live-in positions. We also provide an outreach component that supports potential participants who live independently but are in need of assistance, as well as past graduates to access the education program.

The projects aims to provide a sustainable education program, which is built around the organisation’s founding philosophy to develop wellbeing, inderdependence and reciprocation. It is informed by current research in the areas of interpersonal neurobilogy, somatic psychotherapy and the field of resilience.