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Sacred Heart Mission - student reflection

Student Reflection

On Friday, 16 August, the Year 7s gathered in the auditorium to hear from two very inspiring women who work at the Sacred Heart Mission- Women’s House in St Kilda.

Maria, who has been working at the Women’s House for three years, told us some information about the Women’s House. In the Women’s House there are showers, washers and dryers, and a sleeping room for women who sleep rough (who sleep on the streets or don’t have anywhere safe to rest). They also provide two meals a day and activities like mosaic making, painting and knitting.

Julie, who has been working at the Women’s House for seven years, told us stories of women who came to the house in terrible situations and explained to us how the Women’s House was able to assist them.  One person had experienced severe family violence now has her own home and is very happy with her new lifestyle. Another who was struggling from addiction and suffered a stroke, one woman has been dealing with anxiety and depression. With the assistance of the Women’s House, she now is able to live in her home where her son can stay with her on weekends and school holidays.

The Year 7 Religion classes are currently planning fundraising activities for the Women’s House. Our fundraisers will be helping not only the women who come to the Women’s House but also the workers and volunteers who dedicate themselves to helping and empowering women. 

Melina Koukourikis (Year 7)

 

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Student Reflection

On Friday, 16 August, the Year 7s gathered in the auditorium to hear from two very inspiring women who work at the Sacred Heart Mission- Women’s House in St Kilda.

Maria, who has been working at the Women’s House for three years, told us some information about the Women’s House. In the Women’s House there are showers, washers and dryers, and a sleeping room for women who sleep rough (who sleep on the streets or don’t have anywhere safe to rest). They also provide two meals a day and activities like mosaic making, painting and knitting.

Julie, who has been working at the Women’s House for seven years, told us stories of women who came to the house in terrible situations and explained to us how the Women’s House was able to assist them.  One person had experienced severe family violence now has her own home and is very happy with her new lifestyle. Another who was struggling from addiction and suffered a stroke, one woman has been dealing with anxiety and depression. With the assistance of the Women’s House, she now is able to live in her home where her son can stay with her on weekends and school holidays.

The Year 7 Religion classes are currently planning fundraising activities for the Women’s House. Our fundraisers will be helping not only the women who come to the Women’s House but also the workers and volunteers who dedicate themselves to helping and empowering women. 

Melina Koukourikis (Year 7)