Winter Appeal

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St Vincent de Paul Society Winter Appeal

Give more women and children the chance to escape violence

Providing accommodation, financial support and material assistance to help families start again.

Your gift this Winter can provide emergency and vital assistance needed for women and children to escape danger in their homes, so violence can stop.

The Problem

Domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children. Tragically, the number of women experiencing domestic violence has increased significantly in the past two years, leaving many emergency shelters unable to cope.

On average, women return to their abusive partners between eight and 11 times, before they leave for good, or sadly, their life is taken from them. This cycle is often caused by a lack of financial means and safe accommodation to escape to.

Stopping domestic violence starts with a safe place to sleep. With your support, we can ensure women and children always have somewhere to go.

You can help

When a woman and her children are connected with Vinnies and given a safe place to sleep, they are also connected to a range of support services – both practical and emotional – needed to break the cycle.

That one night means they are no longer alone. They are seen, heard, given a voice and have trusted people to help them through crisis and into recovery. With support for essentials like food, clothing, furniture and rent, the financial pressure eases, making a new future possible.

Your gift won’t just give a family a safe place to sleep – it will help them find the support they need to start a better life.

If you are able to assist, there are donation envelopes in the Parish Bulletin and you may place the donation envelope in a collection bag or the donation envelope may be posted to the Parish. The postal address is on each donation envelope. All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. If your details are provided, a receipt will be issued.

Thank you for your assistance in providing vital support for those less fortunate.

Pymble Conference Members
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

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