Read about a homeless family helped through charity donations
Through charitable donations from people like you we can continue to provide support for homeless families across Australia who living day to day in rented motel rooms. They are not there on holiday they are the ‘hidden homeless’.
The hidden homeless are families who could have experienced a death in the family or injury at work and can’t maintain rental payment. Pushed out they are forced to move regularly from rented motel rooms, caravans and their car not knowing where they will shelter their family each night.
One of these homeless families was Paul, Jenny and their children Ryan and Sarah. After an accident on the job, Paul was unable to continue working and Jenny had to leave her job to care for Paul and their children, Sarah and Ryan.
The constant moving between motels and caravans meant the children also needed to change schools frequently, which had a huge impact on their children’s education and friendships. Paul approached a number of charities for help, but was constantly turned away because they mainly catered to individuals, not homeless families with young children .
With little/no kitchen facilities and money tight the family had to wait till after Paul go back from visiting the night food vans to feed his family meaning they would not eat till after 11pm.
One night Mission Australia reached out to Dave . Thanks to the charity donations of people like you we were able to help Paul, Jenny and the kids find long-term accommodation through our MA Housing division. They’re still happily living there today and the kids now settled at school and making friends.
Thank you for choosing to donate. By adding to our fundraising efforts you’re making a difference in the lives of Australians in need. All charity donations are tax deductible, you can donate online through credit card, direct debit or pay pal.
Last year alone Mission Australia supported 24,465 individuals and 675 families through 95 homelessness services.
*Names and images have been changed to protect the privacy of people we help.
In 2016, Mission Australia's families, children and early learning services helped more than 27,000 people to get back on their feet and move towards independence.
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