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Every child needs a safe place to call home.

On the surface, Katy’s life seemed normal. No one would have known that eight-year-old Katy* and her mum, Melinda*, were homeless. When Melinda’s ex-partner threatened Katy, the pair fled and was forced to sleep in the car for months.

I miss my bed, but mum says the car is safer than our home.
–Katy, 8 years old

When vulnerable families escape domestic violence, they often have nowhere else to go. Services like Mission Australia can provide people like Katy and Melinda with crisis accommodation, essential items and ongoing support to end the cycle of homelessness.

This Christmas, your compassion can help vulnerable families find a safe place to call home.

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Domestic and family violence: an invisible pandemic.

When Melinda made the difficult decision to leave, she knew the car wasn’t safe either, but anything was better than raising a child in an abusive environment. 

Domestic and family violence is a leading cause of homelessness in Australia and sadly, experiences like this are not uncommon.

Tonight, around 15,800 children younger than 12 years, won’t have a safe home1.

With your generosity, we can extend our services to reach more children and families in need of a safe home.

Will you help families like Katy and Melinda find a safe home this Christmas?  

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How your generosity helps families fleeing violence

When a child’s life is disrupted by events outside of their control, your support help us provide them with a safe place to call home and stable environment to thrive. Your generosity can help provide:

  • Crisis accommodation
  • Essential items including groceries, household items and personal hygiene products  
  • Access to counselling sessions to support victims of domestic and family violence  
  • Ongoing case management and wraparound support to end the cycle of homelessness 
  • Assistance to help find permanent and affordable housing.

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Know someone affected by domestic violence?

Help is available for people experiencing domestic and family violence. If your life is in danger, call 000. For 24/7 domestic violence counselling, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). If you are a perpetrator of violence and want to seek help, speak to your GP, a counsellor or call Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277.

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Registered charity of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Mission Australia has been helping people move towards independence, and our commitment to this vital work has never been stronger.

Thanks to your support, together we helped 152,684 people in 2021 by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies, and much more.

pie graph indicating that 88.0% of our income went into delivering services in 2020

In 2021, 88.0% of our income went straight back into delivering services that assisted vulnerable Australians.

We appreciate every single donation we receive, and ensure that every dollar goes where it is needed most.

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*Names and images have been changed to protect the identity of our staff and the people we help.
1Australian Bureau of Statistics (2018): Census of Population and Housing: Estimating homelessness, 2016

Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'