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Over two and a half years ago, Cindy found herself pregnant, with no housing options other than couch surfing until she was welcomed into Lighthouse’s Therapeutic Home. 

“Lighthouse has been rock solid during the toughest times of my life. I had a safe home to rebuild my life and create a loving environment for my son. I honestly don’t know if we would be together if Lighthouse hadn’t welcomed us” says Cindy.

A simple act of kindness, like making a donation this festive season, makes a significant impact on the lives of homeless youth, quite literally saving their lives.

After giving birth to her baby boy, Cindy joined our Young Parents and Babies Program, which became her home for the next 19 months. Initially, she felt flat and struggled with anxiety, making it difficult for her to bond with her son due to her past traumas.

Our dedicated Lighthouse Therapeutic Carers were determined in their support for Cindy. They provided her with the consistent, reliable, and safe environment she had never experienced before.

From a place of nervousness and hesitation about holding and showing affection to her baby, Cindy blossomed into a confident and self-assured mother. The special moments shared with Jackson, including his very first steps and first words, built upon the strong bond the two developed throughout their time at Lighthouse.

Over her two years with Lighthouse, Cindy and Jackson’s development was inspiring. They were ready for their next chapter, making the move to Mildura and living happily together as a family. Staying true to our promise, our Therapeutic carers helped Cindy and Jackson with their move and made sure they were settled into their new loving home, like any caring family unit would.

Manager of Youth Services at Lighthouse, Ben, shares, “I have had the incredible privilege of witnessing Lucinda overcome immense challenges and grow into a remarkable young woman. Her journey fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride.”

We understand that the road to healing is not always easy, but together, we can make a difference to young vulnerable lives when they need us most.

Donate to Lighthouse this festive season and make stories like Cindy and Jackson’s possible

Donate to our Festive Appeal today

As the festive season approaches, you have the opportunity to support more people like Cindy and Jackson.

Giving $30

Can provide a warm home cooked meal for one of our homes.

Foster Care IconGiving $50

Can provide a welcome pack for our Young Parents and Babies for the first week they arrive at Lighthouse.

Giving $110

Will help us make sure that Therapeutic Carers are there to support our young people, like Cindy.

Lighthouse Foundation is a deductible gift recipient (DGR). The minimum tax-deductible donation amount to Lighthouse Foundation is $2.

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Help us to break the pattern of youth homelessness in Australia.

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