Life certainly isn’t easy for every Bayside family, despite the perception that residents in this area are all affluent and blessed. Sadly, there are people here suffering from financial difficulties, family disputes and domestic violence.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are able to offer a wide range of essential services including counselling rooms, family mediation and community houses.
Learn why our supporters love and value Family Life below and read a message from our CEO, Jo Cavanagh OAM.
Family Life gets baysiders back on their feet
Matt Tilley, Triple M DJ and Hampton resident
Along with my wife Susie, I support Family Life because it’s about being a hand reaching out to people who just don’t know what to do next.
We want a better bayside as our legacy
Kerry Hegarty and Glen Duddy, Black Rock
Recently, we were updating our wills and we chose to bequeath a portion of our estate to Family Life. It was a natural step for us as we have a strong appreciation of their care for our local community.
These are difficult time for families
Graeme Disney OAM, Patron and Hampton resident
“Family Life responds to these difficult times of rising costs and great pressures leading to undue stress on families. I’m very proud to support their work.
I want other kids to smile too
Archie, aged five, Sandringham
“My mum works at Family Life and she bought this cubby house at a Family Life charity auction. My mum says that the money we paid will help kids who aren’t as lucky as us.”
Family Life empowers women who have experienced family violence
Elenore Videion, Mentone mum
“Family Life is my preferred charity to donate to as I’ve been inspired and overwhelmed by the difference it makes to the lives of people in the community, impacting their well being for years to come.
Family Life helped rebuild my shattered world
Jane, 39, former Family Life client *name changed
“After an abusive and violent relationship, I turned to Family Life for help for myself and my daughter. I knew they would be there for me.
Supporting Family Life will be my proud legacy
Alan Begg, Cheltenham
“My family have supported Family Life for over 40 years and and it’s been a profound experience helping those less fortunate.
Family Life builds resilient kids
James Robertson, Teacher and Brighton resident
“As a teacher, I see the programmes that Family Life run in schools and I’m pleased to know the money I donate helps build resilient kids ready for modern society.
We like to give back to the community
David Howard, Bay Road Nursery
“Our customers and staff care about our local community. We know that by donating to Family Life we are helping those in need in this community.”
Family Life puts donations to good use
Bob Standaloft, member of Sandringham Lions Club and Family Life volunteer
“I support Family Life because I know that the money gets spent where it counts.