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Anglicare offers hope and love for Rocky mum in hard times

Kim Johnston been helped by Anglicare. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Kim Johnston been helped by Anglicare. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

ONE year ago Rockhampton's Kim Johnson didn't have much to smile about.

The 52-year-old mother's life had been turned upside down due to a change in family circumstance.

But fearing everything was lost, a chance conversation helped her get back on track.

She now smiles freely.

At her lowest point, Kim didn't even know what Anglicare was and how it helped those in the community who had fallen on hard times.

She said an Anglicare worker overheard her talking to someone about her circumstances and offered a helping hand.

"For me it was hard to turn to them at first," Kim said.

"I was self-sufficient, then was hit with a life changing experience and I didn't know my next move." Kim said that not only did she need their help in her life; she leaned on them emotionally during her hardships.

Anglicare offered Kim counselling and support to help with her situation, and she's since taken several courses through the organisation.

During the hard times Anglicare even helped Kim with her house, helping her get a washing machine, fridge and security screens.

Kim said the organisation was simply amazing.

"They don't expect anything. Everything is given unconditionally," Kim said.

Anglicare has been helping people in need in the Central Queensland community for 30 years.

This week it celebrated the milestone.

They've spent the last three decades responding to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in Central Queensland, with their work varying from child safety, working with youth, helping people access housing and supporting families.

VALUES

Anglicare this week celebrated 30 years in CQ. The organisation goals include:

Service - we have a desire to assist others which underpins all of our relationships.

Hope - we work to kindle a spark of hope in all the people touched by our work.

Compassion - we have genuine concern for the hurt and suffering of people in our communities.

Social Justice - we advocate on behalf of the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Healing - we provide unconditional, positive support to foster release of hurt, forgiveness and strengthening of the whole person.

For more information on Anglicare, phone 49278200.

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