Read about a child in need helped through charity donations
Through charitable donations from people like you we can continue to help children in need. This is the story of the Sarah* and her two children who had already experienced hardships in their young lives and came to us with the threat of homeless present.
A family in need
Recently Sarah and her two children, Mia and Archie, were referred by a nurse to Mission Australia’s Kids Gym facility. The family were identified as especially vulnerable with a variety of risk factors.
When four-year old Mia arrived at Kids Gym she was very shy, lacking confidences and displaying learning difficulties. Mia had also previously experienced domestic violence at the hands of her mother’s previous partner. 10-month-old Archie was experiencing developmental issues, including not yet being able to sit up unassisted. The family was very close to being homeless and needed support from a charity like Mission Australia.
Family counselling was arranged, which allowed Sarah to gain emotional support in an informal and non-threatening manner. Sarah was shown how best to help Mia to participate in activities, and a physiotherapist was brought in to show Sarah and the case worker how they could best support Archie’s development in each session.
By the end of term Archie was sitting for short periods of time and showing other positive signs of development. Mia settled into the Kids Gym routine and was noticeably more confident and sociable and Sarah has a renewed confidence in her life and role as mother to the two children. The family have had a positive experience and are going to keep attending these sessions.
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 donations are tax deductible, you can donate online through credit card, direct debit or pay pal.
Through charity donation Mission Australia supported 4,893 families with children through 124 children and family services last year alone.
*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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