Close calls

Connie*, a foster parent, could not thank AV enough for their support when the fire almost took her home in North-Eastern Victoria during the bushfire season. She was required to remain in the house with the children as the threat was so severe it was too late to leave. Our staff member supported her closely with phone calls every hour to Connie and the children in her care. When the fires cleared, our staff arranged delivery of necessary supplies. Connie expressed gratitude through her exhaustion, but the care didn’t stop there. During the pandemic, AV staff delivered pizza, games and puzzles to the house to keep their spirits high and the children busy.

*Names have been changed to protect privacy

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