Kate* sat upright on a borrowed couch in her sister-in-law’s house, her children asleep, one snuggled next to her, the other blanketed on the floor. The clock had struck 2:00 am, and as she looked at her children a wave of anxiety came over her just knowing this was going to be a desperate and lonely Christmas.
No home, no partner, and not even enough money to bring joy in the gift of a toy for her precious children this Christmas.
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s so sad that we see families stressed with the expenses of the season and separation from family and loved ones. We see parents who feel distraught and ashamed that their children will be going without. Feelings of loneliness and isolation are intensified.
Together, we can give Hope!
Baptist Care SA provides compassionate assistance and practical support to families in need restoring dignity and hope to those who need it most.