Real people, real stories

The following excerpts are shared with us in hope to demonstrate and encourage those who work in the sector, and those who reach out and seek recovery. This connects the investment the Government, organisations and workers make with the reality of a person’s life, and a family’s recovery.

With the work of the Money Management Educator...

With the work of the Money Management Educator we have been able to make connections within the local Indigenous Community. We have had three workers contact us in relation to getting Christmas Cheer assistance for about 40 of their clients. One family they asked for some assistance for was 29 year old Emily.

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When she turned 18 she gained custody of her young niece, she has since gone on to marry and have 3 children of her own as well as taking on custody of another 2 young extended family members. The workers know that Emily "is doing it tough" and working hard to hold her family together. Emily is also a great inspiration and positive role-model within the local indigenous community.