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    Anna’s* heart stopped the night her husband raised a hand to their son, Ben.

    Anna had always tried everything to avoid upsetting her husband Sam and protect her children. She lowered her head and kept quiet, bravely enduring the abuse for years without ever speaking up.

    But the night she heard Ben’s head hit the ground with a thud and her whole world went silent.

    “I knew that I was strong enough to take whatever I had to in order to protect the kids. But when Sam lashed out at Ben, I knew we couldn’t go on like this. I had to find a way out.”

    With two young, frightened children to care for, Anna had to find the courage to ask for help.

    You can help provide emergency support to women like Anna and their children, who are facing homelessness as a result of family violence by making a donation today.

    Our Meals Plus program provides over 46,000 meals to disadvantaged people each year. But we provide so much more than a much-needed meal.

    Meals Plus is also a safe and welcoming environment where we have a chance to chat and, if needed, offer people access to additional support like emergency food assistance, financial counselling, housing advocacy, and referral to accommodation services.

    You can help break the cycle of disadvantage for thousands of Australians living with family and domestic violence.

    The statistics are alarming and it’s shocking to think that domestic abuse continues to be an issue in a country like ours. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

    Please help with a tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, or an extraordinary $100 by 30th June.

    Your generosity will be life-changing to mothers like Anna and their children, who are faced with homelessness due to family violence and may have nowhere else to turn.

    Please give as much as you can today. Thank you.

     

    * Anna freely shared her story with us, but we have changed all names to protect her identity.
    ** If you, or someone you know has been personally affected by any of the issues raised in my letter and would like to talk to someone in confidence, please contact 1800RESPECT or call us on (02) 9891 2277.

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    Did you know:

      • 1 in 6 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a partner since age 15
      • Family and domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women with children
      • Domestic violence is the greatest health risk factor for women aged 25-44
      • Each year in Australia, around 17% of women will experience violence at the hands of their partner

    Your support will be life-changing for women and children like Anna and Ben, who may otherwise have nowhere else to turn.

    You can help break the cycle of disadvantage for thousands of Australians living with family and domestic violence.

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