When children like Jenny become homeless, they are often exposed to hard drugs and criminal behaviour, and are at significantly greater risk of sexual and physical assault. They leave behind family, good friends and are much more likely to drop out of school…
It was obvious, from the first moment we saw her, that Jenny needed help. Fast.
It was one of our highly trained caseworkers, Chantelle, who first met Jenny at a local park where she was hanging out with a group of other youths who looked much older than her. And Chantelle said, “That worried me a lot.
Jenny had dark shadows under her eyes, and she was incredibly pale. Her hands were shaking, from nerves I think, and at the first sign of kindness she burst into tears. I knew something was deeply wrong.
She kept saying over and over, ‘I can’t go back, I can’t go back.’”
Thankfully, Chantelle was able to get Jenny into a safe refuge and stay with her until she felt safe.
But Jenny needs more help. She urgently needs physical and mental health support, as well as trauma counselling. Not only that, she has missed months of school and has lost touch with her friends, peers and family.
Please, donate today so that your kind gift can help provide a homeless, traumatised child like Jenny with the wraparound care and support they need to be safe, heal, and get their dreams back on track.