Together we change lives.
Whether through devastating bushfires or in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all know someone who’s doing it tough. The reality is thousands of South Australian families will be spending this Christmas in poverty. Our AnglicareSA emergency assistance centres have had many new faces approach us – those who suddenly found themselves needing support for the first time due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
This Christmas, you have the opportunity to help us change lives. Your donation today will go towards providing emergency assistance, practical support and hope to families doing it tough:
- Your donation ensures food security for all.
- Your donation ensures individuals and families do not face the threat of homelessness.
- Your donation ensures we are there to walk with those who are overwhelmed.
Will you join us in changing the lives of South Australians families in need?
A story about how your generosity can change lives…
The increased government assistance has been a welcome reprieve for many of our clients.
However, one of our AnglicareSA counsellors was saddened and puzzled to see a young mum, along with her four-year-old daughter, presenting at our emergency assistance centre in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. With no money for food or rent, she was desperate for assistance.
Our financial counsellor enquired more deeply to find the cause for the young mum’s situation. With each carefully worded question, the tension grew with her. Gently, our counsellor persisted to better understand her anger and defensiveness.
Finally, a breakthrough.
She discovered the young woman had invested most of her government assistance payments in a course, with the promise of work after completion. She knew the pressure it would put on the household budget, but she knew the opportunity of full-time work would provide a better life for her daughter in the long run.
The young mother had faced years of judgment and criticism from those who hardly knew her. No one had taken the time to understand just how hard she was working and sacrificing, desperately trying to give her daughter a better and more stable future.
At AnglicareSA, we reassured the young mum and supporting her to complete her study. Together, have we created budgeted plan to meet her living expenses.
Moving from strength to strength, she is now inching closer to her goal of securing full-time work and a brighter future for herself and her daughter.