Help us rebuild the lives of families
torn apart by addiction
We know from our work that homelessness is not a choice. People leave home when they simply have no other option – often because it is physically or emotionally unsafe for them to stay.
Donate now to help the 105,237# Australians who are currently experiencing homelessness.
For 17-year old Chelsea* home was a frightening and chaotic place due to her father, Tony’s ice addiction. Chelsea often slept rough or stayed on friend’s couches to avoid going home.
Fortunately, Chelsea’s school identified her as at risk of homelessness and she was referred to one of Mission Australia’s youth homelessness services. Her caseworker Marie started off by picking Chelsea up from school each week and taking her for a coffee or a picnic. It was the first time someone had really listened to Chelsea. Away from the trauma of her home life, she felt safe to talk.
Mission Australia helped Chelsea, her sister Abby and their mother move into short-term accommodation and provided them with furniture, food, clothing, toiletries and travel cards so that Chelsea could go back to school.
With our help Chelsea is back at school and determined to complete her final Year 12 exams.She has enrolled in a sport and mentoring program, joined the local gym and is now playing netball where she has made some great new friends. Thanks to supporters like you, Chelsea’s future is looking bright.
Please donate today so we can continue to support other young people like Chelsea.
Our promise to you
In 2015, Mission Australia helped 116,4662 children and families to get back on their feet and find their independence. We can’t transform their lives without the generous donations we receive from our supporters like you.
How we use our fundsMore than 91% of Mission Australia’s income goes towards delivering services that support Australians in need.
We appreciate every single donation we receive, and ensure that every dollar is well utilised. Thank you.# ABS Census of population and housing: Estimating homelessness, 2011
* All names have been changed to protect the identities of the people we help.
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