KIARA, Leasa, Elisha and Cory, celebrate in front of their new home after bad life%choices left them living in camps.
KIARA, Leasa, Elisha and Cory, celebrate in front of their new home after bad life%choices left them living in camps.

Lisa back on track after tough haul

FROM being homeless to a home-owner, 38-year-old Lisa has seen it all. The mother-of-three, who does not want her surname printed, said she could not wait to move in to her new home next week. "We lost everything be- cause of bad life choices I made in the past four years," she said. It was only after first spend- ing time living in camps with her children that Lisa ap- proached local non-govern- ment organisation On Track Community Programs for help. A diploma in aged-care and a full-time job doing double shifts later, Lisa is finally the owner of a three bedrooms- plus house with room for sep- arate bedrooms for all the chil- dren. On Track Community Pro- grams Housing Coordinator --------------- --------------- Tania Wilkinson said Lisa was determined to improve things for herself and her family. "She was prepared to do --------------- --------------- anything to get out," Ms Wil- kinson said. Ms Wilkinson said organi- sations needed extra funding --------------- --------------- from governments to make a difference in the lives of more people. - NEELIMA CHOAHAN



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