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We need your support to protect vulnerable children and families in southeast Melbourne and Victoria. 

Every single day, we make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Help us find solutions for very complex situations and support the most vulnerable in our community.

Every year we help change the lives of 20,000 people.

Your generosity helps us to support hundreds of families experiencing family violence or related trauma.

Your tax-deductible donation helps us to continue to deliver vital services to keep vulnerable children and families safe.

Mel and Zoe’s Story

Zoe* was just six when she fled with her mum Mel, brother and sisters from a violent situation. Then, terrifyingly, under the guise of a holiday, her estranged father would not allow Zoe and her two oldest siblings to return to mum Mel’s care.

Zoe was taken interstate and forced to stay in an unsafe and scary environment.

“He told me I would never see my mum again,” she says.

Thankfully, Zoe’s mother, Mel turned to us. We supported Mel to link with legal support so Zoe and her siblings could reunite with their mother. We provided trauma counselling and supported the family to remain in safe, long term housing.

*names changed to protect identity.

Hear from some of the people we've helped

(Through Kids on Track) I learnt more about how drugs and alcohol affect our bodies. I don't want to end up the same way as Dad so I can now care for my body and make better decisions than what he did. 

Grade 6 Student, Program Participant - Cranbourne

Resilience for Life has been nothing short of wonderful for me, and enormously empowering. I am feeling so much more optimistic and confident in myself, my driving and taking care of my husband.

Prue, Program Participant - Melbourne

My (Windermere) counsellor has been one of the most important supports I have had throughout this whole process. She is amazing. I now see things from a completely different perspective.

I am on the lookout now too - next time I am in a relationship, I will be able to recognise the signs of domestic violence and I won’t let myself get stuck in that sort of position again.”

Witness, Royal Commission into Family Violence - Melbourne