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Amy's Story



Thousands of Australian families and children have lost their homes because of domestic violence or another crisis.


They’re frightened, desperate and sleeping wherever they can – often in places that are unsafe or unliveable.


When Amy’s partner became violent, she knew she had to escape for the sake of her three children -

Lily, 9, Aiden, 7, and Emma, 3.* But with no job or family to turn to, it was a terrifying step.


First she fled with her kids to a cramped one bedroom unit. But when that was sold, Amy and her young family had to sleep in their car. They were eating packet food and washing in the toilet block in a nearby park.


“We had no home, no money. I felt so hopeless and ashamed. I didn’t know how things would ever get better.” 


Amy felt trapped and utterly hopeless. With barely enough money for food, she didn’t know how she’d ever give her children a proper home or the future they deserved.


“When I told the kids Mission Australia had found a place for us, Lily said, ‘Mum, I don’t care if it doesn’t have any curtains or windows, it’s going to be our home.’ They were so happy. It was very humbling.”


Because of caring supporters like you, Mission Australia could give Amy and her children a place to call home and the support they needed to get back on their feet.


Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Amy’s family is independent again, but so many others still need your help today.


Independence is precious. Please give vulnerable Australian families a safe place to call home this winter.






Top Teams

  • Victoria Hill Kegworth Sleep Out $8,307.70
  • Sandie Morthen USU Winter Sleepout 2016 $7,639.80
  • Sally Ascroft MA Lawyers of the Night Fundraising Challenge $4,513.60
  • Tracey Jenkin Girl Guides - Avon Hills $2,972.61
  • Natasha Galbraith MSSC - Senior health sleepout $2,900.03

Top Individuals

  • Angela Fimmano Angela Fimmano $1,399.90
  • Judy Tomas MA Lawyers of the Night Fundraising Challenge $1,307.50
  • Ben Thompson Ben Thompson's Sleepout $1,220.80
  • Sandie Morthen Sandie Morthen Sleepout $1,127.80
  • Suchhada Edian Cabramatta Adventurer Club $1,036.52
Mission Australia Winter Sleepout 2016
  • Raised So Far
  • $50,933.07
  • Help us raise vital funds