Help to save broken lives

Published 6:00am 18 November 2023

Help to save broken lives
Words by Nick Crockford

Carinity, the care organisation with clients and services in this region, is appealing for help to get broken lives back on track.

As the need for services increases, Carinity has launched its annual Christmas Appeal to life a little easier for Queenslanders living with disadvantage.

Counselling service Talera, Carinity Narangba counselling and the youth homeless centre in Bald Hills provide crucial assistance to those in need.

So too the volunteer prison chaplains from Carinity’s Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy service which visits those at Woodford Correctional Centre.

Sophie and Theresa (names changed) arrived at Carinity’s domestic and family violence counselling service, Talera, six months after escaping an abusive home.

They had just found stable housing after living in a refuge, but were in financial distress and suffering complex trauma.

With long-term, trauma-informed counselling, Sophie and her mother were able to cope better with overwhelming emotions and trust in their capabilities.

Stable job

On completing therapy, Sophie is doing well in school and has developed positive friendships with her peers.

Theresa’s mental health is improving and she has had a stable job for more than a year.

A Carinity Talera senior practitioner said: “There is a real need for long-term therapy to help people process and heal from complex trauma.

“We are one of the only services funded to provide long-term, free trauma therapy to vulnerable children, young people and their protective caregivers.”

The financial support of donors is vital to ensuring Carinity can continue to support vulnerable people.

Donations from the Carinity Christmas Appeal will buy fuel vouchers and food hampers to further help families in times of need.

Donate online by clicking here or phone 3550 3737. All donations are tax deductible.


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