Next committee meeting 20TH NOVEMBER 2017

Investing in Victorian women & children since 1887

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

ANDIE FROM
ST KILDA GATEHOUSE

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

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