Heartfelt is moving House

Heartfelt House, a not-for-profit charity providing support to adults sexually abused as children, is moving to a new, permanent home and director Vicki Hamilton is calling on the community to help with an upcoming working bee.

Vicki, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse herself, established the charity two years ago to provide a nurturing and safe environment where people can share with others and begin healing the psychological scars that sexual abuse leaves. Sadly, with one in every four females and one in every seven males sexually abused by the age of 18, the need for Heartfelt House continues to grow.

Heartfelt House is moving from its premises at the Summerland House With No Steps to the old Sunnyland Childrens Home on the corner of Sneaths Road and the Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar.

It is owned by the United Protestant Association, who have generously cut the rent so that Heartfelt House can afford the space.

The move to bigger premises means we can run multiple groups at once if needed, and we can also control who is coming and going, Vicki said. The privacy given to those brave enough to come to Heartfelt House is paramount and that is still achievable at the new location. Add to that the exposure we will get from being on the highway and it is a win-win situation.

The working bee will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 8am onwards and Vicki says the more the merrier. Volunteers will be concentrating on painting and gardening. Bunnings and Taubmans have kindly donated the paint and Vicki says shell provide morning tea, lunch and lots of laughs.

For information phone 6628 8940.


Escape the screens and let's get cycling

Escape the screens and let's get cycling

cycling gives your mind a break and your body an influx of oxygen

Gallery exhibits a 'portrait' of Lismore

Gallery exhibits a 'portrait' of Lismore

Two of our best photographers give Heart & Soul to new exhibition

When beauty stuns you

When beauty stuns you

Airdre trip finds her in awe of Scotland's dramatic landscape

Local Partners