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Winter Appeal

Give people like Stephany a second chance at life, to build a brighter future.

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This winter, you can support people in need of a place to call home. 

Stephany* left home at the age of 13 and has spent half her life living on and off the streets of Victoria.

From couch surfing to spending nights at train stations… life as a young adult has had many challenges for Stephany. Unable to find the support she needed, drugs became a part of her life to cope with and numb the trauma she faced.

Stephany experienced incarceration on multiple occasions, and lost custody of her son, who was placed into foster care. But her determination to get her son back, and to find a place to call home, led Stephany to CatholicCare Victoria for support.

Stephany’s story is one of many young people across Victoria who have similar lived experiences.

Today your tax-deductible gift will provide compassionate support for people in need of a place to call home… and give them a second chance at life.

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It's not nice to be at rock bottom and having nobody to turn to… when you can't climb back out of the hole you've fallen into.


CatholicCare Victoria Client

Homelessness is often the result of a multitude of factors. For Stephany, domestic violence was one of them. Stephany had her son at the age of 19, and after experiencing years of domestic violence from her son's father, she decided to leave.

But Stephany was left without a home. And without anyone to turn to for support.

No one wants to find themselves facing homelessness or living a life of struggle.

Your compassion can give people like Stephany a second chance of living with the promise of a brighter future.

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All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
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*At CatholicCare Victoria, we respect everyone who comes to us for help. Many are working towards a fresh start in life. So, while the stories and quotes are true, the client name and image have been changed to protect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.