The Long Road

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August 9, 2012

Elizabeth and her husband drove to Darwin from their home in Alice Springs, seeking work. Arriving in Darwin they were faced by the reality that contrary to what they had been lead to believe, work was not readily available. Having extended their resources to travel to Darwin, they found that the cost of living particularly accommodation and food was beyond their means. Any hope of finding suitable accommodation was further depleted by their car breaking down. In fact the car became the accommodation for the couple and their children 1 and 3 years old, until they visited an organisation supported by Foodbank. The case worker reported that Elizabeth was distressed, in tears and very moved by the assistance provided in the form of food and nappies. This assistance enabled the family to direct finances toward repairing their car and returning to Alice Springs and family support.

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