Urgent housing 4 young family!

My friend A * (name redacted for privacy) is a single mother of 2 beautiful children, D (7) and C (16m). This young family has unfortunately gone through some tough times of late; things no one should ever have to experience. Despite it all, A has been a stalwart of strength, courage and warmth for her children, going above and beyond to provide for her children physically and emotionally, ensuring that throughout everything they remain happy and healthy and have as close to normal happy childhoods as possible,

Unfortunately, A's current rental home has been a disaster. Her landlord has refused to uphold the leasing agreement and fix the damages to the property that were present on signing and has blatantly abandoned her responsibilities to the property; the home where A is expected to raise her young children has been deemed unsafe and she must vacate immediately for their safety and health. 

Public housing options have been explored and A has been told nothing permanent is available at present (due to ++year waitlists), her only option for government housing support is a rooming house where she and her young, innocent children would share a house with unmonitored random strangers from all walks of life; where drugs, alcohol, violence, open sexual activity etc is known to be rampant. She would also likely not have access to appropriate cooking facilities which would make her already tight budget stretched even thinner. 

Understandably, this situation has caused much distress and trauma to both A and her children as they struggle to comprehend being forced on to the street by a heartless landlord and lack of housing support options. Despite all attempts to shelter her children from the situation, D and C have become unsettled and emotionally fragile as they are aware they will have to move and may not be able to stay in the same school or see their friends anymore. For a young child, this is truly devastating. 

A and her children must vacate her current premises on July 14th 2017.Due the immediacy of the situation, A does not have the funds to find affordable housing plus arrange for removalists and have time for end of lease cleaning. Therefore it is imperative to raise funds for A and her children to stay in budget accommodation near D's school whilst the situation is being resolved and stable SAFE housing can be found for this beautiful young family. 

Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated; every dollar counts here and can go a long way to ensuring this family has a roof over their heads and are close to school and emotional support networks whilst they endure this extremely difficult time. 

I (and A, D and C) thank you greatly in advance for your donation and appreciate it more than words can say.

Donations

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  • Andrea Connolly 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Adina Belfer 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Karel Baloun 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Gerard Max 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Damien Honan 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

Chanie Felberbaum 
Organizer
Kingsbury VIC
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