The inner west is built on the hard work and generosity of volunteers and community groups. They are the lifeblood of our community and make sure that our society leaves no-one behind. As the Member for Summer Hill, Jo will always work to support and nurture our local community groups.

Community groups

I am in awe of those mums out there who are balancing complex needs, including single mums, mums caring for children with disability or illness, and mums with postnatal depression or facing their own health issues.

May 11, 2017

Community groups

This year's theme "Love Makes a Family" focuses on the importance of celebrating family diversity. This year's events will also recognise the horrific abuse and murder of gay men in Chechnya.

May 10, 2017

Community groups

The work of Barnardos and other services is critical because they lift young people out of the cycle and help them realise their full potential. 

May 05, 2017

Community groups

The Ethnic Child Care, Family and Community Services Co-operative in Marrickville is a vital organisation for those from culturally and linguistically diverse [CALD] backgrounds. It works to connect services and to ensure CALD residents have access to children's services, aged care services, and services for the elderly or the disabled. It works alongside other fantastic organisations in the inner west, including Community and Cultural Connections, that work to give independence to vulnerable members of our multicultural community.

May 04, 2017

Community groups

Inner West Courier, 18 April, p.20. “Local suburbs need local branches to thrive and we’ve seen too many services disappear over the past few years,” Ms Haylen said.

April 19, 2017

Community groups

Plans for a new library in Marrickville have been boosted by a $200,000 grant from the 2016/17 Public Library Infrastructure program.

April 12, 2017

Community groups

Constable Stephanie Swan from Marrickville Local Area Command was one of hundreds of people who took part in the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave earlier this month. 

March 29, 2017

Community groups

Recently I was privileged to attend the Sydney Relay For Life with my colleagues; the Member for Canterbury, the Member for Sydney and the Member for Balmain.

March 29, 2017

Community groups

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, today welcomed news that if elected in 2019, NSW Labor will reverse cuts to Community Legal Centres which will come into effect on 1 July.

February 28, 2017

Community groups

For 39 years Mardi Gras has been at the heart of the LGBTI and at the forefront of the fight for equality and progressive values in Australia. 

February 23, 2017