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Kerry and her family finally free from fear

Home wasn’t safe for Kerry and her two young children.

Ever since her husband lost his job, he’d been drinking and taking drugs to cope.

Kerry and her children, Jack and Bella were terrified. Once he even grabbed Kerry and threatened her with a knife.

Kerry and her children desperately wanted to leave, but felt trapped. They didn’t know how or where to go.

One day her husband was arrested for drink driving and sentenced to time in prison.

This was Kerry’s big chance.

Walking into that police station was so hard, but I had to do it for myself, and for my kids.”

The Police connected her with Laura, a domestic violence specialist from Mission Australia.

Laura made a promise to help Kerry, Jack and Bella. A promise she kept. After years of fear, they were finally safe.

Kerry knows they owe their safety and independence to generous people like you.

She’s thankful for all the help they’ve received, but worries for other families in a similar situation without any support.

We have Mission Australia to thank for helping families like mine feel safe again. Thank you for giving us the reassurance that there is always someone out there who will have our backs.”

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16 percent of women v3

Domestic Violence increases during times of stress and uncertainty.

The problem is so bad that, on average, someone seeks help from a homelessness service due to domestic violence every seven minutes.2

More than 77% are female.3

With your support, individuals and families who are facing domestic violence can get the help they need this winter.

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Know someone affected by domestic violence?

If you are experiencing abuse or violence it is not your fault. There are support services that can help you. If your life is in danger, call 000. For 24/7 domestic violence counselling call the National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line on 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

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Mission Australia has been helping people move towards independence for 160 years, and our commitment to this vital work has never been stronger.

Thanks to your support, together we helped 161,595 people in 2019 by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies, and much more.

pie graph indicating that 93.0% of our income went into delivering services in 2019

In 2019, 93.0% of our income went straight back into delivering services that assisted vulnerable Australians.

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

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1Australian Bureau of Statistics (2017), Personal safety, Australia, 2016, cat. no. 4906.0, Canberra: ABS, accessed at http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4906.0
2,3Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) report – release date Wednesday 18 December 2019.
*Names and images have been changed to protect the identities of the people we helped

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