17-year-old single parent Michaela* gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Brody*, but by the time she turned 18 she was unable to live at home because of domestic violence.
Michaela was able to secure emergency accommodation for her and her son so she could start the journey of living independently and safely, and able to provide a secure and happy home life for herself and Brody.
It’s a credit to Michaela’s tenacity and perseverance that her future is looking far more positive now. Her Youth Service Coach, Aaron, has guided Michaela through some difficult times and encouraged her to stay positive.
“Michaela was having to deal with a lot of stress, but her attitude is amazing and she is forging a really great life for herself and Brody,” says Aaron.
“I’m glad I’ve been able to help but Michaela is the one that really deserves the credit. She’s a joy to work with!”