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Thembi’s thanks

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“I really appreciate the great help and support that I received from Jenny’s Place Newcastle for me and my two girls. I was a victim of domestic violence and had no family here in Australia. Life was so hard for me by myself. Jenny’s Place stood with me.

They provided us with good and safe accommodation in the refuge and everything I needed for my children. After a few months living in the refuge, we were provided with our own lovely accommodation for one year. That house was furnished with everything we needed. We just walked in.

Jenny’s Place then found us another home. It is beautiful, safe, and convenient to everything including the University of Newcastle, where I was studying towards my Bachelor of Nursing, children’s schools, shops and hospitals. In this home, we achieved things I had never imagined for myself or the girls. Our happiness as a family was restored and our broken hearts mended.

Jenny’s Place provided us with a one-on-one caseworker who checked on us all the time. This caseworker was amazing and stood by me in every situation I was going through. She accompanied me to court appointments and interviews. I was really supported emotionally, socially and physically. I managed to complete my three-year degree in Nursing and graduated in April 2019, all because of the support and great love I got from Jenny’s Place.

Today I am on another level. No more low self-esteem. I am looking for a job to sustain my life and that of my children. I want to help my community.

Jenny’s Place does not discriminate. They treat everyone with genuine love. They connected me to a lot of services for further help and support. Their help made my dream come true. I am a proud mother today and a role model for my girls.

“Thank you, to all Jenny’s Place staff members, and to the Australian government, for supporting vulnerable woman and children. You heard our cry during our hard times.”

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