heart for daughters
We are all someone’s son or daughter. We all have a mother. We have sisters, female cousins, friends, colleagues. Some of us have daughters of our own. We all live in a community and we have all seen that our community is unwell. Our people are in crisis and our women, the daughters, are suffering.
In Australia, One in 3 women have been sexually abused at least once in their lifetime.*
One in 6 women will experience an eating disorder. **
One in 100 young women have been hospitalized from seriously self harming. ***
One in 3 women will experience anxiety in their lifetime.****
One in 5 women will experience depression.****
The statistics are staggering, these problems can seem insurmountable, but solution starts with One.
At Exchange Foundation we see One. We work to create solutions for women recovering from trauma, addiction and a range of mental health challenges, through programs and tools designed to restore healthy foundations. Transformation is about helping One woman to restore a life that has been devastated, even from generations before. And, for the generations who follow her, it’s building a new foundation upon which she can create a new legacy for her children and her children’s children.
A legacy of Hope.
(Fergusson & Mullen, 1999)
**The National Eating Disorders Collaboration. (2012). An Integrated Response to Complexity – National Eating Disorders Framework 2012.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (2008) 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results (4326.0). Canberra: ABS.
it starts with One
When a woman is faced with the effects of trama, abuse, addictions mental health challenges it can be hard to find the right solution. When a solution is found, it can be difficult to implement strategies without adequate support in that woman’s every day life.
It is heartbreaking, because we all know someone who is suffering - in crisis. That person may even be our daughter, mother, wife or sister.
With treatment options scattered across different pathways, it’s like standing at a crossroads wondering which road to take. The paths to freedom can seem insurmountable and overwhelming.
The solution is that the individual pathways must converge in One place at One time. At Exchange Foundation we offer a centre for help that delivers an holistic plan which addresses body, soul and spirit.
We offer non residential programs through a central ‘exchange’, staffed by qualified case managing professionals who create a compassionate family-like atmosphere.
The road to recovery can be overwhelming; we manage the overwhelm by creating individualised pathways to recovery for our clients and manage their journey through our networks of medical, counselling, nutrition, pastoral and mentoring professionals. Our organisation provides a central point of contact between our clients, their health professionals and support people. We provide practical tools for everyday life and compassionate encouragement throughout the journey.
Support is an important key to wellness. We see that every woman has a community around her, which also needs support: children, partners, parents and friends. We offer support to her community through resources, seminars, support groups, and referrals. We also create support networks for our clients through groups, volunteers and organisations who are passionate about helping women recover from trauma, abuse, addiction, anxiety and despair.
The core of our vision is to offer recovery in Body, Soul, and Spirit. Body: physical wellbeing, medical and biochemical health. Soul: thought-life and emotional health. Spirit: spiritual health concepts taught from a christian perspective.
it starts with One, it starts with you
Today we invite you to partner with Exchange Foundation.
We are partnering with all kinds of professionals who work in body, soul and spiritual health. We are partnering with volunteers who have a heart to be a supportive community around the women in our programs. We are partnering with donors who have a heart for women to rebuild their lives and legacy. We are partnering with organisations who have a heart for their community.
We invite you to consider the part you might play in Exchange Foundation.