Most of the kids I meet in my work are on the verge of homelessness and social isolation. Tragically many of them have suffered multiple traumas, including domestic violence, neglect and physical and sexual abuse.
Expelled from school, depressed and suffering from an eating disorder, Ann* was at rock bottom when she came to us at Cumberland Outreach. Years of psychological abuse had taken its toll and her future was looking bleak.
Case workers at Cumberland Outreach provided Ann with immediate support once she arrived to seek help. She was referred to a psychologist and participated in special youth programs which helped her build foundations of trust and respect.
Ann was able to turn her life around so much that she has finished school and is now receiving help with resume writing and interview skills. She is completing a work-experience placement that will help her gain valuable skills as an employee.
There is no greater reward than seeing kids like Ann start to value themselves and establish trusting relationships that will help them to navigate their futures. Our supporters are a valuable part of this process. Your continued support allows us to continue providing assistance to change the lives of disadvantaged young people in Australia.
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