Read about a struggling family helped through charity donations
Through charitable donations from people like you we can help struggling families like the Andersons*, whose daughter was killed after a tragic home accident.
A family struggling with grief
13 years ago David had been reversing the family car out of the driveway and felt something go under the tyre. Stepping out of the car he realised it was his eldest child, Hannah. Hannah sadly passed away, and the family’s lives were changed forever.
David never received any treatment or appropriate counselling for his guilt and his grief. Over time, the devastation of what had happened strained his relationship with his wife Mary and their two children.
He was quick to anger and sleeping less as time went on. It was in this period he sought relief through drugs, putting his young family into huge debt. The threat of homelessness became apparent.
When Mary raised the issue of his drug use, money problems and the need to get some help through charity donations David his anger exploded. Calling the local police station for help Mary explained about the drugs and the domestic violence that had happened inside her home that she’d managed to hide until now. It was here that Mission Australia became involved in helping the family.
Support for a family in need
David was offered support through a men’s health network. His family accepted he wanted to be a better father and that he wanted to be the protector and not the perpetrator of trauma for his children. Keeping in touch with the family, it was repeatedly explained what the possible outcomes could be if it was found that the children were being further traumatised.
David overcame his drug addiction, he is back at work and the children are no longer at risk of being taken from the family home or being homeless. David is able to speak about the huge emotional impact of losing his daughter.
In our last visit to the Anderson family, the family said they were ready to move ahead together due to the positive changes that had been made.
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Last year alone through charity donations Mission Australia supported 24,465 individuals and 675 families.
*Names and images have been changed to protect the privacy of people we help.
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