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VACCA’s Winter Appeal 2024: Supporting Aboriginal families facing homelessness

This winter, we are raising vital funds to support our most vulnerable Aboriginal families directly at risk of homelessness.  
The cost of living crisis has added enormous pressure  on our families, and as a result we’ve seen a dramatic spike in the number of people reaching out for support. Many families are reaching out for support for the very first time.   

We are now facing a homelessness crisis, with Victoria having the highest rate of Aboriginal people seeking assistance – 17% of the Victorian Aboriginal population. 
Jala* and Jon* are one such family. They are both working, but a huge increase in their rent has meant that they have had to decide between buying groceries for their two daughters Milly* and Tully* or making a full rental payment. After deciding to buy groceries, they fell behind with rent and were soon served with a 28-day eviction notice. Many families like Jala and Jon’s are finding themselves in  impossible situations like these. 

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At VACCA, we support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families like Jala and Jon’s who are facing homelessness by providing emergency food hampers and vouchers, assistance with utility bills and rent, and advocate on their behalf for medium and short term public housing.  

But our government funding for our homelessness program ran out in March and we need urgent donations to support all the families who need our support this winter. Please make a donation today to provide food hampers, vouchers and financial aid with bills, transport and clothing.  

We are all feeling the weight of the cost of living in our current climate, but our Aboriginal families are being hit particularly hard. Please donate today to ensure we can provide support and try to prevent the rate of Aboriginal homelessness from rising any further.  

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Thank you for your kindness and supporting Aboriginal families this winter.  

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.  

If you have any queries about how you can get involved with VACCA, please email or call 0447 363 983.   

Thank you! 


*Names have been changed to protect our clients’ identities 

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