Help us to provide 1,000 more therapy hours to kids in need.

When a child is in crisis, every minute counts.

Minutes, hours, days, weeks…time matters little to a child experiencing abuse or neglect.

What does matter is making sure these children and young people get the treatment they need (and deserve) to overcome their trauma from this maltreatment. 

That’s why Act for Kids has initiated PROJECT 1,000 HOURS to raise $175,000 by 30 June 2024. Every dollar we receive in donations goes directly to our Integrated Therapy Service to create 1,000 more therapy hours to improve the lives of the kids and families we help.

No matter the amount, your donation will make a difference.

Thank you.

"I see and hear stories of children who’ve had more than their fair share of hardship."

But I also get to see the other side — the stories of hope when children get to spend time with our therapists, making sense of their experience, and fulfilling their potential.

One thing I know for sure—it’s crucial to get kids the help they need as early as possible. When a young person doesn’t get the care they need, it can be a roadblock to their growth and development. Problems can start to compound. Speech and language can suffer as can their ability to move and coordinate their bodies.

These are the basic skills a child needs to grow and flourish. So, when you support us here at Act for Kids, you’re not just helping a child get through a tough time, you’re helping them overcome these hurdles and live the life they deserve as they grow up. And for that, we’re incredibly grateful.

On behalf of all the therapists here, thank you for caring and for being part of our support team!

~ Angela, Act for Kids Child Therapist

Every donation counts

We can't do what we do without people like Angela...and you!

There’s no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to helping children and families who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or family violence.

When you support Act for Kids, you’re keeping the doors open at our Integrated Therapy Service, where our teams of professional therapists work alongside each child, developing an individual plan to fit each child and family.

These teams include speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists, who work together and apply their combined skills to make sure each child can reach their full potential.

Without your kindness, these vulnerable children and families would not have access to support. In 2022-23, we were able to help 2,680 children* who would otherwise slip through the cracks in the system.

*Act for Kids 2023 Annual Review.