Thanks to your generosity, children and families across Australia are developing the confidence and skills they need to enjoy independent lives filled with potential.

Parents Staying Connected is an early intervention program that supports young families experiencing poverty, social anxiety and isolation.

Your donations are helping families build strong connections with their community, and equipping parents to nurture their children from infancy to primary school, setting them up for happy, fulfilling lives.

This year, your donations have supported 14 families to participate in this vital program in Tasmania, which receives no government funding and couldn’t continue without your help.

You’ve helped families like Jade* and her three children. Their journey with Mission Australia dates back five years, to the months following the birth of Jade’s first child.

As a young mum who was socially isolated and struggling financially, Jade felt ill-equipped to raise her little girl. She worried for her future.

An invitation to join our Parents Staying Connected program was a godsend for Jade.

Initially shy and anxious, Jade slowly learned to trust the staff and parents in the group. She enjoyed meeting in a safe space, helping her kids learn and play with other children, and benefitted from sessions on health and wellbeing topics.

Each week we’ve seen Jade’s confidence grow. She’s now a popular member of the group and a highly capable parent. She’s even completed mentoring training and helps to support families who are new to the group.

The program at Mission Australia has been a life-changer. I’m so grateful that my kids are happy and healthy and aren’t going to miss out on anything. I can’t say thank you enough.Jade

Jade is just one of many parents who is now blossoming with confidence, and whose children are thriving, because of your donations. Thank you.

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