Children like 7 year old Jack shouldn't have to worry about where they will live and where their next meal will come from.
With the cost of living soaring in Australia, more and more Australian families like Jack's are struggling to pay for rent, petrol, utilities, and food. Single-parent families, or those with a single income, are much more likely to be pushed over the poverty line and out of their homes, where they’re unable to properly care for their children - or keep them safe.
With 1 in 6 children and young people already living in poverty^ this is an escalating crisis we can't ignore.
Your generous gift can help provide life-changing support for families like Jack's with emergency food relief, electricity and gas vouchers, clothing, and furniture. As well as immediate, targeted support to families in crisis that will help keep families together so children like Jack don't end up homeless and traumatised.
*Names changed and models used to protect privacy.
^Poverty in Australia, 2020, ACOSS/UNSW overview report.