Jenny and her children suffered at the hands of a violent partner for too long. Desperate to protect her children, Jenny felt that she had no choice but to flee the family home with them, not knowing where they'd go or how they'd cope. What would you do?
For the first time, more women than men are at risk of becoming homeless*, with domestic violence and poverty the primary reasons. Each night in Australia, women like Jenny are confronted with impossible choices.
* Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2017
What if you just couldn't stay any longer, but you didn't have anywhere safe to go? If you had a car, would you sleep there? Would a park be the right choice for a night?
Jenny left home with two pillows, an overnight bag and her daughter's favourite teddy bear for comfort. They got in the car and got away. But where would they sleep? Jenny didn't have anyone to turn to, and she didn't have any money.
That night they slept in the car but how long could that last?
Sadly, for people like Jenny, they did not have any other choice.
Strength and support
Your support helps dedicated volunteers to work with people living in poverty, and provide assistance when life is tough.
Clothing and essentials
Together we can provide basic essentials such as blankets, clothes and toiletries to resolve dignity in times of need.
Food in tough times
Your donation can provide money for groceries, reducing hunger and removing a major stress for families.
Help when bills are due
You can help us provide financial support with household expenses to families who are struggling to make ends meet.
A place to rest and recoup
Your donation enables us to help people like Jenny and her family find a safe place to sleep when they have nowhere else to go.