When seven-year-old Sam* and his sisters were taken from their mum, he took it the worst.
As Christmas approached and all his friends were talking about their family celebrations, Sam just wanted to be back with his mum and sisters.
At the same time, all his mum Marie* wanted was to bring her kids home.
Marie willingly attended counselling and took proactive steps to get her children back home. Because of Marie’s own childhood, moving in and out of State care throughout her early life, she never had a parent as a role model.
Marie agreed to join Anglicare Victoria’s Parentzone program where she learnt about child development and coping strategies for parents. Since she had never had support while raising her kids, Marie embraced the opportunity to learn and network with other parents. Over time, Marie developed skills to parent in a positive, nurturing way.
Several months after their removal, Marie is now able to care for her kids at home.
I am sure that you will be pleased to hear that Sam is now home with his family. But there are many other children who still need your help today.
Please donate today to help bring families together.
Donate online below, call 1800 809 722 or post in your donation to PO Box 45, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067.
* Names and images have been altered. Marie shared her family’s story with Anglicare Victoria in September 2017.