If you really think about what moving 18 times means… 18 car rides with garbage bags of stuff to 18 different houses. 18 different sets of people with 18 different rules. 18 times of not knowing what will happen tomorrow. 18 times of not knowing how long you will last at this house. 18 times of trying to trust someone new. 18 times of being told that you are too much, unbearable, impossible and unloved.
Instead of caring for Hollie her guardians taught her that she was bad, worthless and expendable. The depth of her trauma is apparent daily.
It’s sad to say but Hollie’s story is not uncommon at Lighthouse.
It’s my role as carer to show young people like Hollie, that they are loveable. They’re special, worthwhile and treasured. That they can build their own, meaningful lives free from violence and abuse.
I love my role as a Lighthouse carer and the part I play in changing young people’s lives. Thank you for playing your part.
Please do not underestimate for a second, the impact YOU have by making a donation to keep our programs running.
Please make your donation below:
All donations are 100% tax deductible and will support Lighthouse’s programs for homeless youth.
You can also consider giving a regular monthly gift (even the smallest amount can help) to provide vital ongoing support for our young people like Hollie, our Lighthouse homes and hardworking carers like Mikaela.