“Being homeless, you’re always having to make compromises…
I often went without meals.” - Sharon
For most of us, Christmas is a joyous season.
But after 18 months of COVID-19 and the challenges that come with it – lockdown, job loss, and Victoria’s housing emergency – hope can feel very far away.
Especially for women in crisis like Sharon.
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“I was homeless from June last year to April this year. It was terrible. When you are homeless, you have no privacy… you don’t have a bed to sleep in that you can call your own… It’s as simple as that.”
This pandemic has been hard on us all.
But as with every disaster, COVID-19 is making the already vulnerable more vulnerable still.
Your generous donation to this year’s Giving Tree Appeal will provide practical and financial support for struggling Victorian families.
From three square meals a day to help with utility bills... every gift you choose helps a family like Sharon’s who are doing it tough this Christmas.
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By donating today, you can give a struggling family or individual a Christmas they'll remember.
Place a bauble on our virtual Giving Tree to help a fellow Victorian in need.
This year, thanks to the CatholicCare Victoria’s Homeless to a Home program, Sharon and her father will be spending Christmas in a home of their very own.
Every loving gift – big or small – makes a real difference.
And with your help, Sharon’s first Christmas in her new home can really be one to remember!
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With the support of our donors, in FY21 we helped:
across all of our programs and services in Victoria combined
through our housing, homelessness, advocacy, pastoral care and crisis support services
through our counselling, mental health, relationship education, and school and youth services
By placing a bauble on our virtual giving tree, you'll be helping a struggling family or individual in your community.
Your support could help a neighbour, a friend, a colleague... or even a family member.
PLACE A BAUBLE ON THE VIRTUAL GIVING TREE
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