‘You Matter’ is a volunteer run and charitable organisation supporting women and families escaping domestic violence by setting up their houses with all the furniture and household items necessary for a fully functioning household.
Please join us on Sunday 8 December from 3-5.30pm to help us make a difference at our afternoon tea with guest speaker Susan Berg, author of ‘The Girl who Lived’.
Susan Berg never thought she would be a victim of domestic abuse. She grew up in a loving and religious family where there was never any aggression – not even a raised voice.
But at 15 years of age, Susan’s safe family life was shattered when her parents and brother drowned in a boating accident in Western Port Bay. After swimming for nearly four hours alone in the darkness, Susan was the sole survivor.
Before her sixteenth birthday, she’d been raped by a trusted family friend, had a man try to railroad her into becoming a stripper, and had drugs dissolved in her drink by yet another man who wanted to guide her down a path of self-destruction.
As time went by, she totally lost who she was as a person. Hear about how Susan turned her life around.
Susan is now a campaigner in the fight against domestic violence, actively educating and raising awareness for significant social change. She also works with women, providing them with tools to help them release past pain and live joyful lives.
If you are not able to attend, and/or would like to make a tax deductible donation to support You Matter, please download and use this form: You Matter donation form
Dates08/12/2019 3:00 pm
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- You matter afternoon tea
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm