Supporting children and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Over the past two years, families in crisis have turned to us for support in unprecedented numbers.
Many people have lost their jobs, resources are often scarce, and without access to the right community support, the threat of domestic violence and mental health issues continue to increase. Social isolation has also placed many families under financial and emotional stress, pushing them to breaking point. And in these circumstances, sadly it is the children who suffer most.
Our frontline workers delivered essential goods such as nappies and emergency food to those in our family support programs who were isolated in their homes and unable to access or afford the basics. Deliveries also gave our workers the opportunity to check-in with children and families who are at-risk including carers of children with chronic disabilities and special needs. Over 3,000 families were provided with food and household essentials through our Barnardos Children’s Family Centres.
A heart-felt thank you to Christmas in Pyrmont: it is thanks to supporters like you that we were able to address the increased calls for help from struggling families in our community.