When Anglicare Victoria first met young mother Kim*, she had recently had her son removed and was coming up against some of the most difficult times of her life.
Kim was homeless after fleeing a violent relationship and facing an extremely challenging stage in her life.
This was absolutely devastating for Kim – “They said you aren’t allowed to have Dean*, it was the lowest moment of my life.”
Faced with losing her precious son, Kim realised that things needed to change drastically for her to get him back. She was desperate to have Dean home for Christmas.
With the help of our caring and high impact family services team, Kim has dedicated herself to being the best mother she can be for Dean, creating a safe, comfortable environment where he can thrive. She willingly attended counselling and received coaching from Bridget, one of the Anglicare Family Services team.
With the help of generous people like you, our family services team can support more parents like Kim to get back on their feet.
With our support, Kim is now living in stable housing and has all of the household essentials a family needs; ensuring that when Dean returns, his home is safe and comfortable. Dean and Kim are now looking forward to spending Christmas together. She’s committed to keeping things on track and creating the best possible environment for her son.
I know that together we can support families like Dean and Kim’s and change lives so that more families can spend Christmas together. Although their family has had a second chance, there are still so many others who need your help.
Please make a tax-deductible donation below and help families like Kim and Dean to be together this holiday season.
Donate online below, call 1800 809 722 or post in your donation to PO Box 45, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067.
*Names and images have been changed to protect client privacy.