A Letter to our Supporters


Dear Lighthouse supporters

As we approach the end of an incredibly challenging year, many of you have expressed to me that you’re worried about the impact that this crisis has had on homeless young people - and  I want you to know how you can make a difference.


Right now, there are hundreds of homeless young parents, babies and pregnant women in Australia that desperately need our support. We’re talking about girls near you, from Coburg to Richmond, and right through to Bonbeach- this is happening on our very own doorstep. Many of these young parents were forced to flee violent and abusive homes and have been repeatably told throughout their short, painful lives “You don’t belong. You’re useless. You’re not good enough”. Sadly, when a young person hears that over and over again, they begin to feel unworthy and invisible- like lone puzzle pieces that don’t ‘fit in’ or belong anywhere in this world.

Help give young families like Bianca and Kaylan a place where they belong. I wanted to share Bianca’s story with you today to show you exactly how Lighthouse helps young mums and their babies slowly piece their lives back together again. Your donation not only allows for us to attend to the immediate needs of these little families- but gives us the chance to show them that their dreams, hopes and lives truly matter. You let us show girls like Bianca that they are capable and worthy of being loved. You help us to stop the next generation of homelessness.

Since the next few weeks are regarded as the season of giving and spending time with loved ones, I ask you to please spare a thought for girls like Bianca- and if you can, make a donation. It doesn’t matter how big or small your gift is, because every dollar makes the world of difference right now.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for continuing to support our young people throughout this difficult time. Just like a puzzle is put together piece by piece, we wouldn’t be able to rebuild these young lives without you. Until next time, stay safe and I wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season.

With heart,

Susan Barton AM

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