Thanks to the compassion and generosity of wonderful people like you, Vinnies can help families like Annie’s who were faced with the frightening prospect of homelessness.
Annie fell pregnant at the age of just 17, the consequence of a terrifying and traumatic sexual assault. She was left caring for a newborn baby on her own during her final year of high school. After completing her education, Annie worked hard in her hometown as a cleaner and truck driver to support herself and her young children.
It was when Annie’s partner, who had serious issues with drugs use, became increasingly violent towards her and their children, she feared for their safety and escaped. With nowhere to go, Annie turned to Vinnies for help. Thanks to generous supporters like you, we were able to assist Annie to secure and move into affordable rental housing.
Sadly, Annie’s story is not an isolated one. Currently, a staggering 21,000 Queenslanders, including 4,000 children, experience homelessness on any given night. And 50,301 Queenslanders are on the social housing waitlist.
With more than 40,000 people moving interstate last year, and the cost of living increasing, our homeless and housing services are at capacity; however, the need continues to grow.
This Anti-Poverty week, will you let other homeless women like Annie and their children know that they are not alone? Will you provide them with a hope for the future? A future every child deserves.
How Have Your Donations Helped This Year?
101,427 nights of accommodation provided
$1,543,544 has been distributed to recent flood affected Queenslanders*
Provided refuge and support to
436 women escaping domestic violence
*Updated figure as at 26 July 2022