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The Cocoon opens its doors to homeless teen Jo
A horrific home life left young Melbourne teen Jo homeless. The future looked bleak – until Bridge It, a charity that supports young people exiting out-of-home care, stepped in to help.
Rose’s escape from forced marriage
Forced marriage is a form of modern slavery and illegal in Australia. This is the story of Rose, a Sydney teenager who made the heartbreaking decision to leave her family because of an impending forced marriage.
How Anika Legal is helping vulnerable Victorian renters stay safe
The rising cost of living and current rental shortages mean low-income renters are at increased risk of exploitation – Anika Legal is evening the playing field.
How a new home helped Sara heal after experiencing modern slavery
Sara was subjected to conditions of servitude that led her to feel scared, powerless and hopeless. The Modern Slavery Housing Program helped her find her own home and take back control.
Suravi finds a place to heal
Asylum seekers, like Suravi, find in Providence House a place of peace and stability – somewhere they can begin to process past trauma and make plans for a brighter future.
Sisters’ house welcomes Syrian family seeking asylum
After a treacherous journey, Manar and her family found peace in a home once belonging to the Sisters of Charity of Australia Congregation.
Escaping modern slavery: the journey to independence
As survivors of modern slavery regain confidence and trust in the world around them, they take steps to rebuild their lives and create a more positive future. From learning English and making friends to finding a job and their own home, every journey is unique.
Escaping modern slavery: learning to trust again
After escaping a situation of modern slavery, survivors begin to process their trauma and learn to trust again. There are practical issues to consider too, from addressing serious health issues to reporting crimes to the Australian Federal Police.
Escaping modern slavery: the first steps to freedom
We get the expert view on different forms of modern slavery in Australia, the perpetrators, and how survivors have escaped their horrific situation.
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.
Anita’s story: from asylum seeker to Australia’s number 1 fan
To meet her today you’d never guess Anita feared she’d be killed in her home country, and was forced to flee to Australia. The 35-year-old is happy, motivated, and full of love for her new country.
How Tina and Natalie found stability at Providence House
In 2014 the Foundation invested in the purchase and renovation of a residential building, Providence House, in Sydney’s Inner West. Providence House now provides emergency housing for asylum seekers facing homelessness, along with support services including medical and legal assistance, education and training, and job search support.
A year of compassionate and practical assistance
The many stories captured in our latest Annual Review showcase the wide range of projects the Sisters of Charity Foundation continues to support.
New program will give hope to victims of slavery in Australia
The Salvation Army and the Sisters of Charity Foundation are partnering to help the estimated 15,000 people who live in slavery-like conditions in Australia today.
Pro Bono News: Help on the way for Australia’s 15,000 modern slavery survivors
A charity partnership is looking to rebuild the lives of modern slavery victims.
The Catholic Weekly: Sisters of Charity Foundation and Salvation Army alliance against modern slavery
The Sisters of Charity Foundation, in collaboration with The Salvation Army, have launched a program providing transitional housing for survivors of modern slavery in Australia on Thursday 20 February at the Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre, Potts Point.
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