Katie’s Story

Eight-year-old Katie* has had a start to life that no child deserves…

Katie came into foster care with severe trauma caused by abuse, neglect and violence. She has not spoken in months and is unable to make eye contact with anyone.

Your tax-deductible donation can get her the urgent help she needs. Please donate now.

Your donation will help provide simple but powerful therapeutic interventions that can help heal childhood trauma and transform young lives.

Like Katie, Dave* came into our care with a background of trauma and violence. It left him struggling to make friends, build relationships with others, or attend school.

Fortunately we were able to introduce Dave to Zeus, Anglicare’s therapeutic dog.

Dave and Zeus met one day at the local beach and it didn’t take long for them to get in the water together and start playing! By the end of the experience, Dave had already formed a strong bond with Zeus. Over time, Zeus helped Dave to heal from his trauma and gave him the confidence he needed to build relationships and attend school again.

But there are still many children like Dave who need your urgent help today.

Children like Katie, who is still not able to speak. She needs your help today.

Please donate now to help Katie heal from trauma.

Your gift can help pay for a therapist to work with Katie and try to get her to start speaking again.

It can help support programs like Zeus the therapeutic dog, who can form a bond with Katie and teach her to trust again.

It can make all the difference to her future.

Please make a tax-deductible donation now to help Katie heal from her trauma.

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.

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