We wish you a year full of hope

During lockdown, we experienced a growing demand for services like ours.

Together with compassionate supporters like you, we aim to step closer towards our strategic goal of ending homelessness in Australia. I hope you will continue to join us in providing hope for people in need this year.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” – Jeremiah 17:7

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What are you hoping for?

Every new year brings a sense of optimism that the future will be better than the past.

‘Hope’ can sometimes feel intangible, but the Bible offers a hope that is a “strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls”– Hebrews 6:19. We all need an anchor like this in turbulent times.

It’s my prayer that you would find hope that can transform circumstances and anchor the soul amid life’s storms.

Paul Sanders State Chaplain Western Australia

You helped Sara's family find a safe home

Sara and her children lived in fear for as long as they could remember. Thanks to your support, they are thriving in their new safe home.
Read about the unseen impacts of DFV and how your support helps.

Thanks for helping vulnerable children and families thrive:

22,864 children and families helped through 66 services

Read Sara’s story

Belle is healthier than ever

Living with Type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease, 16-year-old Belle's health worsened after her family were evicted from their home. Thankfully we were ready to provide the support she needed to recover.

Many of the young people we work with haven’t received healthcare for a long period of time. Young people with existing health conditions can struggle to fund their medication and may not take required medication due to the high cost.
At YASS, we receive positive feedback about our healthy food options and clean bed sheets. Young people report that their health has improved since being here.Jeanette, Program Manager, Youth Accommodation Support Services

Read Belle's story

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Thank you for helping advocate for disadvantaged young Australians.

Our Annual Youth Survey uncovered the the negative effects of COVID-19 on young people:

62% of young people said their education was affected by COVID-19. 50% of young people said COVID-19 affected their mental health

With COVID-19, my anxiety got to a point where I had to be constantly reassured by both my parents and my psychologist that nothing was going to happen.Female, 16, VIC

See the findings of our Youth Survey

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John’s heart to help others like him

This year John celebrates 30 since he escaped homelessness.  It’s now his life’s mission to lend others a helping hand.

My life has done a 180 turn-around. Mission Australia helped me so in return I’m helping others by leaving a gift in my Will to Mission Australia.John

Read John's story

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts:

In August 2021, we asked you to share your thoughts and motivations in our Supporter Survey. Thank you to over 2,500 supporters who responded.

Top five social issues that you care about:

53% Domestic and family violence    48% Homelessness   41% Shortage of affordable housing   28% Alcohol and drug dependency    27% Mental health

Reasons why you give to Mission Australia:

63% I am giving because I have a responsibility to help people less fortunate than myself   55% I am giving my support to people who are homeless   52% I am sharing my good fortune with others in difficult circumstances

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Help end homelessness in Australia

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1 Mission Australia Annual Report 2021 (Relates to 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.)

*Names and images have been changed to protect the identity of the people we help.

Our promise to you

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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 149,096 people in 2023 by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies, and much more.

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In 2023, 91% of our income went straight back into delivering services that assisted vulnerable Australians.

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

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