Having to transition from the Western suburbs, our hometown of 10 years, in 2014 to Ashcroft was terrifying for myself and daunting for my three sons on top of coming to terms with separation and the inevitable process of Family court.
I was not prepared for the mental and emotional stress that came with any of these experiences. The ongoing support and advocacy I received from the LWRC helped relieve some of the pressure, the outcome has been a positive and a welcome relief.
The creative kids program supported my boys’ interactions with other children in the area, a lot of my insecurities were relieved through friendships they had made while attending the kids program.
Through the collaboration of the LWRC and Miller Tafe I was able to complete a Certificate 2 in Children Services at the Centre. I did acknowledge that changing nappies is not for me however, this course instilled in me the confidence to continue studying. Soon after I completed that course, I enrolled in the Certifcate III Community Services. I am now just weeks off graduating with a Dipolma in Community Services.
 I have been thrilled to take what I have learnt in theory and experience it firsthand being practiced in the community through the LWRC.
I have participated in workshops, forums and rallies that I would not have been aware of without the advocacy, partnerships and networking of the LWRC team.
Had it not been for the Liverpool Woman’s Resource Centre I would have completely isolated myself from society which would have been devastating for me and especially my boys.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your much needed support. I would like to see the LWRC continue to expand and grow. 
I had many suicidal thoughts. I used to think anytime I drive on the roads I want to put myself under any truck and end my life. My life was miserable. But after attending the Arabic Womens group and meeting Afaf, my life has profoundly changed. The past two months were the happiest days of my life, everyone around has noticed the change. At the moment I am facing a problem which I don't feel strong enough to deal with it alone. I don't want to go back to my previous thoughts and life so I have asked Afaf and the women for help. So we discussed the problem and I  felt much better afterwards. 
Anna (not her real name)