Each year in Victoria, many parents and siblings experience the unexpected trauma of losing their child, sibling or grandchild. Since our inception in 1978, The Compassionate Friends Victoria has helped thousands of families deal with this loss, supporting each other through our lived experience.
In the last 12 months, we received nearly 3,500 calls to our grief Helpline from people needing one-on-one bereavement support and over 2,000 attendances at a bereavement support group across Victoria. This is on top of the numerous other avenues of support The Compassionate Friends provides.
Please help us to support the many families who face the most devastating loss of all…. the loss of a child, sibling or grandchild. Your generosity will allow us to continue to offer compassion and understanding and through this, help each person find a positive way forward in their grief and to build community awareness of the long term impact of this tragedy.
$50 – Provides access to all grief support services complimentary for 12 months for a newly bereaved member
$100 – Helps deliver a community education session for 25 people, providing insights on what to say and how to care for a bereaved person
$250 – Allows 12 newly bereaved members to attend a workshop, helping them to understand their grief reactions and connect with other bereaved families
$500 – Covers the purchase and postage of 140 anniversary cards sent to bereaved families to let them know their loved one is never forgotten
$1000 – Subsidises the cost of delivering a specialist support group for men’s grief for six months
Loving messages from other donors
Key Areas of Expenditure
- Funding the 24-hour Grief Helpline
- Covering the cost of sending a care package to a newly bereaved family
- Providing specialist training for support group facilitators and Helpline phone answerers
- Costs of printing and distributing bi-monthly magazine to bereaved families
- The purchasing and sending costs of anniversary cards to ensure a child, sibling or grandchild is never forgotten
Are donations tax deductible?
Yes, a receipt will be sent to you immediately by email when approved.
The Compassionate Friends Victoria is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act