A client and her three children were at very high risk of being evicted - the tenancy was at warrant stage and the police were going to change the locks. My client had no family or friends that she could stay with. The Queen's Fund stopped my client and her three children from being evicted. My client has now been referred to a financial counsellor and things are back on track.
- Social worker feedback March 2016
The client escaped a domestic violence situation with her three children. The client receives no financial support from the children’s father and is struggling to make ends meet on a Centrelink income. She had fallen behind in her rent and was facing eviction if she did not pay next month’s rent. The application was received on 29 May 2016. The Queen’s Fund contributed $350 towards the cost of the client’s rent on 30 May 2016, thereby preventing eviction.
- May 2016. Fast Track Application
The client and her 4 young children are homeless as a result of a relationship breakdown. They are currently living in the lounge room of a family member’s home. The client is receiving medical treatment for cervical cancer and is unable to work. She is struggling to pay her bills as a result. The referring agency is working with the client to secure rental accommodation and sort out her finances. The Queen’s Fund paid the requested $356.35 for a school uniform for the client’s 5 year old daughter who will start Prep in 2017.
- December 2016
The client is a senior on the aged pension from regional Victoria whose life partner died two years ago. She is battling grief as well as ongoing serious medical conditions. Earlier this year she was diagnosed with breast cancer and is now struggling to pay her medical expenses and the costs of travelling to medical appointments. The referring agency provided her with food vouchers and The Queen’s Fund contributed $330 (the full amount requested) towards the cost of her out of pocket medical imaging and pathology tests.
- June 2016
Since February 2013, The Queen’s Fund has helped 48 women from St Kilda Gatehouse pay essential bills, gain independence and pursue educational and training opportunities.
“The Queen’s Fund has assisted with the purchase of a car. This meant that the client was able to obtain work as she had her own transport. She now works 5 days a week and is no longer reliant on a Centrelink income.”
- June 2016
The client is struggling financially and has a 10 year old son who has experienced learning difficulties at school. It has been discovered he has a hearing problem. The Queen’s Fund contributed $350 towards the cost of an auditory processing test that will help the son not only to improve his hearing but assist with his learning capabilities and his long term future.
- June 2016
The client is a young mother of three children. She has a difficult relationship with her ex-partner and has raised the children by herself. 44% of her income goes to pay the rent and utility bills are paid through Centrelink easy pay. The Queen’s Fund paid $300 so the client could purchase a kitchen table at which the family could eat their meals.
- Social worker feedback, March 2015
The client was unable to exit a domestic violence situation because of the prohibitive cost of moving. The Queen’s Fund assisted with half the removal costs. This gave the woman the confidence she needed to finally make a decision to leave the situation. On receipt of the funds, the client said (referring to leaving her partner): “Yay! I’m going to do this now.”
- June 2016
The client and her three children have been homeless since July 2016 due to family violence. The family has been residing in family crisis accommodation and will soon be moving into transitional housing. The client is also attending a course in the hope of finding employment once her life is more settled. The Queen’s Fund paid $300 towards the cost of a refurbished laptop and software from our corporate partner B2C Community IT Recyclers to assist the client with her studies and to enable her to stay connected with her family overseas.
- November 2016