The impact of your support

Next year, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation turns 23 and while there is much to celebrate, there is still so much to do.

Australian children, living in one of the safest places on earth, are still not safe from the threat of violence. Every two minutes there is a report of child abuse, neglect or family violence. It may be physical, emotional, or come in the form of the growing threats posed by cyber bullying.

Since the Alannah & Madeline Foundation was established, we have reached more than 2.5 million children through our nationwide programs.

Intensive therapeutic support has been provided to hundreds of children recovering from traumatic events, as a result of our Children Ahead program.

Children in emergency accommodation, in fact almost 100,000, have received a Buddy Bag, a backpack full of basic essential items when they need it most.

Young people dealing with traumatic family situations in Melbourne Children's Court and Broadmeadows Children's Court have been provided with a sanctuary at our Cubby Houses that offer a safe, calm and engaging space designed to reduce fear and anxiety.

Better Buddies helps reduce bullying by creating more friendly and caring primary school communities, enabling an easier entry for our youngest school starters. It creates positive behaviour, builds students’ self-esteem, connectedness, social skills, trust and their sense of community.

Our eSmart program helps build cyber safe communities which now reaches close to one third of all Australian schools, and 80 per cent of public libraries.

So far, we have educated more than 260,000 children on the dangers of the online world with the eSmart Digital Licence, and we have delivered more than 1,000 Connect workshops where we share our knowledge and expertise in the areas of cyber safety and bullying with those people at the front line.

This year, and every year, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation works with children and adults, individuals and organisations, with the clear and consistent aim of safeguarding our children’s future together.

Help us to continue our work.