For some Australian children like seven-year-old Hannah, neglect is an everyday reality.
Hannah learnt from an early age not to cry because she knew that no one would come to comfort her. She often went hungry, searching the empty cupboards for her next meal. No one was around to feed her. Her parents, so consumed by drugs and alcohol, had forgotten about little Hannah.
We know that many parents want to nurture their children effectively, but the trauma in their own lives gets in the way. Some Australian families are unable to provide food for their children and essential daily items that they so desperately need. Thousands of children are unable to fulfil their potential because vital early years development is missed.
For children like Hannah and the many others in our care:
- They are subjected to shocking physical, emotional and sexual abuse behind closed doors.
- Development is severely delayed as key milestones are missed.
- Children are left with significant ongoing heath issues due to abuse and neglect they have suffered.
Your monthly gifts can change Hannah's world, and her future, for good.