Research shows that one in three women and one in five men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. That’s someone’s sister, brother, mother, father, aunty, uncle, best friend—someone that you know. Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate in age, gender, culture, religion or economic background. It affects us all.
We work on a referral basis only through registered referring agencies who contact us with a request.
We fill these requests as quickly as possible.
Little Friends Requests are filled for children in refuge or that have already settled in their new homes. The family may have just arrived in refuge and need some nappies for their baby, school items, extra-curricula equipment or fees paid.
…and the list goes on
We go through the list of donations we’ve received and put a call out through our Friends With Dignity Facebook page with the details of the request
We post on Facebook with the amount needed for that particular request and you can donate through the post. Or, if you’d like to donate to requests in general, click here to donate through Urgent Requests
We never meet our clients, nor do we ever know their names. We work through our network of referring agencies to ensure our clients’ privacy is always protected. We are here with no judgement but to ensure they have a friend they may never meet and are treated with dignity.
Many of the families write to us through the referring agency with feedback and those letters make it all worthwhile. Our little friends often send a drawing, and those not only bring a tear to the eye, but they remind us of the profound difference we have all made to that family. It’s about making a difference to “One Friend at a time”