Akifa* and her four children arrived in Victoria as refugees from Africa. Her oldest son Kazim* got into trouble and found himself referred to Anglicare Victoria from Youth Justice. During the pandemic, a number of the family tested positive for COVID-19 making support particularly difficult. The family were delivered urgent food supplies by an emergency relief agency, but they didn’t know what it was or how to cook it. So as well as phone support and video calls, our team dropped off a selection of culturally appropriate groceries to help keep the family going while times were especially tough.
*Names have been changed to protect privacy