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It's our mission to work thoughtfully and collaboratively to positively impact the lives of as many women, girls and children across South Australia who are facing adversity – through homelessness, domestic violence, food insecurity or poverty.

To do this, we collaborate. We have formed partnerships with social service agencies and nfp groups across South Australia. We don’t replicate the work of these important agencies, we work closely with them to add a layer of support, kindness and care.

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What we're doing

Throughout the year, we work closely with support agencies throughout South Australia to best understand what practical items will offer the most impact to the families who receive them.

Sometimes these items are essential items like warm clothes, pyjamas or new underwear and sometimes, they're gestures of kindness and generosity including hand creams, colouring in parcels or books.

Playford 10

Ten years, is a pivotal age for children in disadvantaged communities. Research* shows that a child’s future success can be significantly impacted by engaging in sport, arts and volunteering through co-curricular activities at age ten. The Playford 10 program has been developed to specifically address this. 270 children in years 4/5 at Category 1 primary schools in Elizabeth are currently participating in activities such as tennis, cheer leading and circus skills to develop their communication, team work and problem solving skills; and to improve the development of trusted relationships with role models.

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Education and Employment Program supporting to clients at Catherine House

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela. We know the positive impact education has on individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. An education can assist in building confidence, self-worth, equality, hope - not to mention employment, security, independence and safety.

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Our Impact

73,000+

Items given

8,100+

Families supported

21

Unique Campaigns & initiatives

Drop off locations

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to contribute, so we have a wide network of drop off points across South Australia.

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News

The MumKIND Education Fund Est. 2020

In November 2020 the MumKIND Education Fund was established for the benefit of all Catherine House clients. This important commitment is designed to fund - or partially fund the cost of items or opportunities of an educational or self-development nature which may include the purchase of textbooks, tools or other equipment to assist in the completion of a degree or short course.

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The Gift - Written for Fil Magazine - issue two

I found myself in my mid-thirties, married with two young children. The unanticipated pressure of parenting started to mount. I began consciously leaning into the positive influences from my parents, who intuitively permeated kindness. I remember observing how they shared it with others and how it impacted their world. It was like magic, powerful magic that appeared to lift woes and inspire positivity.

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Ambassadors

We aim to do small things, but with great love to demonstrate care and compassion to mothers with young families across South Australia, who desperately need support.

MumKIND was established in July 2014 with a first-hand understanding of the enormity of motherhood, and the significance of a strong support network, as well as a safe environment for a family to call home.

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The agencies we support

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