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Lifehouse: practical and emotional support for new Gympie mums
Our Community Grants recipient Lifehouse Pregnancy & Baby Help provides support to pregnant women and new mums in Gympie. Here, three women share how they were helped into motherhood.
Teaching children who stutter confidence and acceptance
A Foundation Community Grant helped SAY: Australia run a free 10-week online creative arts program for young people who stutter, teaching them about the joys of communication and that every voice matters.
A ray of sunshine for siblings of children with disability
Megan and Adam’s daughter Lexie has a disability: Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS). It can sometimes be hard for her older sister Immi – but a monthly support group makes all the difference.
Giving vulnerable babies and children the best start at life
Can you imagine the stress and fear of bringing brand new babies home to nothing? Thanks to a Community Grant provided to the Dandelion Support Network, new mum Arya felt no fear, only gratitude.
Reuniting families: support for parents whose kids have been removed
A parent reeling from the trauma of having their kids removed must then navigate a confusing legal system – caseworkers, lawyers, court appearances, evaluations, foster carers and more – to try to get them back. Now, they can turn to someone who has done it all before.
Providence House: a shelter for asylum seekers fleeing domestic violence
Many women and children fleeing situations of domestic and family violence in their home countries have passed through the doors of Providence House. Here are two of their stories.
A kitchen that brings a community together
A Foundation Community Grant enabled not-for-profit organisation Prosper to start a community kitchen in Campsie; helping families in the area access fresh, heathy food; develop their cooking skills; and form new, supportive relationships.
How to help a grieving child
A Foundation Community Grant helped support bereaved children with group counselling sessions as they learn to live with the impact of grief and trauma following the death of a parent.
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