Jade couldn’t hold back the tears of joy when she opened the front door to her new home for the first time.
The single mum from Southport had spent nearly nine months living in her car with her five children as she recovered from struggles with domestic violence and addiction.
Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters, Vinnies was able to support Jade into housing through our Families Back on Track program.
“The Vinnies team listened to my story and helped me put together an application for social housing,” she explains. Jade can still clearly remember the phone call that turned her journey from one of desperation to hope. “I remember the exact words – ‘How does a 3-bedroom house in Southport sound? Go for a drive, have a look – it’s all yours’,” she says. Please will you make a donation now to help more vulnerable Queensland families like Jade’s?
“It’s the wonderful dedication of Vinnies volunteers that makes me want to help.”
Marion Keane has led an interesting life.
Marion is a long-time Vinnies supporter who donates generously and regularly to help those in need. She says that compassion and commitment were formed in childhood "When I was growing up, it was the post-war years. A lot of people were struggling to put food on the table." Marion wanted to continue helping those less fortunate when she was gone, which is why she chose to leave a gift in her Will to the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. Read more about Marion's extroadinary life here. If Marion's story inspires your generosity, please donate today.
Sam Sutton had no choice but to flee her home.
The 22-year-old from Townsville was trapped in a violent and abusive relationship and feared for the safety of her two daughters, aged just one and three at the time. Thanks to the kind donations of wonderful people like you, Sam was able to turn to Emma Cox from our Youth Homelessness Support Program for help when she needed it most. With domestic and family violence rates continuing to rise throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, will you provide a vital lifeline to Queensland’s most vulnerable women and children at this difficult time.
How Have Your Donations Helped This Year?
$9.6 million in emergency assistance given
$440,800 given in school expenses by Children’s Education Fund
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