10 Stories of Single Mothers - Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a 30-year old Indigenous woman and mother to three kids all under 10.  Until her marriage broke down three years ago she had a good job and lived in decent private rental. However the years since the break-up have been tough, both financially and emotionally, with Sarah and her kids experiencing extreme stress and periods of homelessness. At the end of 2013 when her youngest turns eight, Sarah’s meagre income support will be slashed when she is moved from PPS onto Newstart – she fears the family will again become homeless.