Skye’s story

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December 12, 2019

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Skye’s children are the centre of her life.

“They are my world and I don’t know what I’d do without them,” she says.

Her two children live with her, two-year-old Aylah and eight-year-old Ryda.

Last year, after coming to the realisation that her troubled childhood was starting to take its toll on her young family, Skye signed up for a parenting course, where she met Uniting support worker, Lisa.

“Uniting has been really helpful for me,” says Skye.

“Lisa was been a lifesaver. She was been so helpful, and the two courses I did were really handy,” explains Skye.

“Lisa helped me to improve my parenting skills and gave me the support I needed to get through some tough times. I knew I had someone to call on when I needed to talk.”

Skye participated in our “Pregnant and Young Parent Support Program” and one-on-one “Parents Under Pressure” sessions with support worker, Lisa. We can only run these valuable programs because of the generosity of compassionate people like you.

Both programs offer practical advice for parents so they can build the skills and knowledge to be the best of parents.

Lisa, says, “I enjoyed working with Skye because she was so determined to be the best parent she could be for her children.”

When people are ready to move forward, we want to lend a helping hand. Parents at all stages, like Skye, sometimes don’t know which way to turn. We’re there, by their side, so they don’t feel weighed down by the past or overwhelmed by an unknown future.

It is only with your support that we can continue to run these important programs and help more families like Skye’s.

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