A Miracle is in Your Hands

By Retreat for Kids

URGENT HELP – WE NEED A MIRACLE – HELP SAVE LIVES FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TONIGHT 

Tonight I need to let you know something… It pains me… For 2 and a half years Refuge we have been harassed, bullied and intimidated by housing Queensland threatening to close down a refuge that houses women escaping domestic violence with the children and pets. It’s actually too sad for words.

Housing executed a search warrant to prove it was a refuge. Can you believe this? I’m here helping women who have escaped from terrible conditions and this happens. Offices have jumped the fence and allegedly went up show the badges and ID to a lady staying at the refuge who had recently had a gun held her head and Russian Roulette played with a loaded weapon. This upset the client to the point where she rang me in tears saying three police officers have just jumped the fence and told me I’m going to be homeless and that she will pack my bags to leave. 

Housing have turned up to do searches on several occasions in the past year since they subpoenaed us and took us to court for running a refuge. You see housing want me to be a budget accommodation which clearly on their website states refuges are exempt. 

The sad part…. I have had to leave three rooms vacant for one year now losing $25,000 in rent and I cannot finish the final family unit because I now have to comply with housing Queensland rules which we do not believe that we come under housing Queensland rules. They have bullied threatened and intimidated other private refuges also.

Poor women are also missing out. We get calls for help every day – it is just so painful for everyone. Having to say no to poor women with 3 rooms available. 

I’ve invested my blood, sweat and tears as well as so much money into this refuge. I’m in a state tonight and I need your help to cover my shortfall of $25,000.

The $25,000 which would have guaranteed 3 women a safe place but the $25,000 that is threatening to close my refuge as we are short these funds.

Just $5 from each of you would be amazing and get us over the line. Please also share this with your family and friends.

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Olivia’s Garden - Candles & Aromatherapy Garden- Candles & Aromatherapy 2019-05-23 15:07:55
Thank you for all the work you do.
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Puzzle Media Media 2019-05-08 09:16:03
 
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Anonymous 2019-05-06 18:55:03
 
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Anonymous 2019-05-06 12:40:40
Hope you can continue to do the amazing job you do Simone!
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Carla Crimmins 2019-05-03 08:18:07
 
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Anonymous 2019-05-02 19:28:45
Keep up the good work.
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Kiki Loch-Wilkinson 2019-05-02 18:50:48
Your amazing Simone keep going!!
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Michia E 2019-05-02 16:39:20
Praying for all
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Anonymous 2019-05-01 21:17:46
 
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KerriLeigh Manning 2019-05-01 17:38:09
I hope you can continue to provide this amazing service thank you!
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sarah pollock 2019-05-01 13:12:27
Thank you for the amazing work you do and long may it continue.
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Anonymous 2019-05-01 09:22:27
 
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Valerie Lambard 2019-05-01 09:00:06
 
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Anonymous 2019-05-01 07:19:55
 
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Anonymous 2019-05-01 06:35:55
 
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Louise Keith 2019-05-01 06:28:51
Is there anything else I can do to help
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Kine Wik 2019-04-30 20:43:56
 
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K Little 2019-04-30 19:54:08
 
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Anonymous 2019-04-30 19:49:19
Wishing you all the very best and hope government funding starts ASAP
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Elise Hackett 2019-04-30 19:33:56
 
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Holli Helm 2019-04-30 18:56:07
 
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Anonymous 2019-04-30 17:14:18
 
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Jody Conroy 2019-04-30 17:12:07
You are doing amazing work!!
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Lesley Birch 2019-04-30 17:04:07
I am over Government bullies from taking away our health rights to this. To be treated in this way is beyond words !! I sincerely thank you for all that you do and I know that you will move through this challenge and come out on top. Namaste
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Sandy Anderson 2019-04-30 16:46:56
 
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Anonymous 2019-04-30 16:37:09
Thanks for being so awesome and for all you are doing
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Anonymous 2019-04-30 16:33:17
Miracles happen
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Jenny Jackson 2019-04-30 16:23:44
As a single Mum and domestic violence survivor. I think your work is Amazing. I hope this money helps I wish I could give more. May God bless you.xx
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Danielle Tidswell 2019-04-30 16:06:40
 
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Elizabeth Anile 2019-04-30 15:26:14
I wish I could give more...stay strong!
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Anonymous 2019-04-30 15:06:36
 
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Angie Vandyke 2019-04-30 14:49:46
hope this helps!
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chris white 2019-04-30 14:42:11
Good luck with the fund raising
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Anonymous 2019-04-30 14:01:39
I Love u Simone Nige Thank u so much for everything you do. X Luv Us Lisa, Ava Maggie
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Lisa Wiseman 2019-04-30 13:59:16
 
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Karina Whelan 2019-04-30 13:12:49
May the miracle you are praying for come to be , never give up HOPE
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Kimya Mianji 2019-04-30 12:34:01
Thank you for all that you do!
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Isabelle Le Bouder 2019-04-30 12:16:58
 
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