The COVID 19 virus is imposing new challenges on McAuley and our work supporting women and children. Visit our COVID 19 appeal page to find out how to keep supporting us at this difficult time.
A Hug Pac is about a vision of a new life with new choices and new growth. It offers women the ability to face a new day and future with new hope. It is about thriving and living with joy in your heart every day. All items in a Hug Pac are carefully selected to bring comfort and a bit of pampering!
Many children miss weeks of schooling when their mothers leave a violent partner. As well as the turmoil of abruptly leaving home, school, kinder and friends, they miss crucial educational milestones. McAuley now provides an education program. Your support can make sure a child’s education doesn’t suffer, just because they need to be kept safe from family violence.
Women and children are often forced to leave homes that have become unsafe – fleeing with nothing but the clothes that they are wearing. They need help with basics such as nappies, formula and toys, and if they are unable to return home safely – which happens far too often – they need help to move to a new home, somewhere safe and affordable to live. They need to start again with household essentials, furniture, towels and bedding. Your help can make things less overwhelming at this difficult and lonely time.
This year incidents of family violence continued to increase. There has been an 8.6% rise in reports of violence. McAuley helps keep women and children safe from violence with 24/7 support, but also helps by connecting to legal help services, mental health support, and direct help for children who have witnessed, and been traumatised by, violence. Without these supports it can be very difficult for women to leave violence and create new beginnings.
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