Abuse, neglect, poverty, addiction, mental health and teen pregnancy all have a devastating impact on vulnerable teenage girls. Those who suffer these childhood traumas are at risk of deeply entrenched inter-generational social issues on the learning, social skill development and inability of many of Australia’s teenage girls to reach their full potential.
These are the actual statistics of the girls who participated in the 2016 program, highlighting the need for the SISTER2sister program.
87% of participants have previously experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse or neglect, with basic needs not met
59% do not feel safe in their own home
68% of Little Sisters have attempted suicide or made plans to end their own life
88% come from broken families or live in full-time care
The only program of its kind in Australia which provides an integrated, holistic, trauma-informed mentoring and education framework, inclusive of ongoing support to the Little Sisters beyond the structured program itself.
Help us reach our goals with some of the following donations gifts
Your donation will pay for a self-defence lesson with a white ribbon ambassador. So much more than learning vital self-protection techniques, this valuable class also empowers girls to value their personal safety, say no to risky behaviour and surround themselves with respectful relationships.
Your donation will pay for a Little Sister to attend a 3 day life changing residential camp with her Big Sister mentor. Having a Big Sister to support her, to do the activities with her, to cheer her on, is part of creating rich relational experiences for the Little Sisters that are an important part of their healing and growth.
New and challenging experiences like trapezing build confidence and self-esteem and allow Little Sisters to see themselves as courageous, strong and part of a team. Letting them shed the burden of adult responsibilities they carry at home and ‘be a kid for a day’.
We look forward to keeping you up to date with all our news on how you can help make a little sister fly.
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