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Help Todd provide a FREE legal clinic for families in need

Supporting Horizons Family Law Centre

Horizons Family Law Centre

Horizons Family Law Centre appeal

In March 2019, Thornleigh Community Baptist Church (TCBC) partnered with Horizons Family Law Centre to start a fortnightly community legal clinic at TCBC. The aim was to give timely and quality legal advice to families affected by domestic violence, and/or experiencing family breakdown and high level conflict around parenting arrangements. In particular, we targeted our service at those who don’t qualify for legal aid but struggle to afford a private lawyer (which is a large proportion of people in Sydney).

Well, since the first day we opened our doors 8 months ago, every available advice conference has been booked out, often 6-8 weeks in advance. We've recieved a flood of referals from the community, working closely with a number of incredible local agencies who support families in crisis. Sadly, in around three quarters of the referalls we recieve, DV is a significant feature of the family's situation. 

Whilst we are encouraged to see that we are clearly meeting a need, we are also saddened that such a significant need exists. With no permanent office of Legal Aid or government funded community legal centre in Northern Sydney (11 council areas and 700,000 people), we are just scratching the surface of the vast need which exists. Would you consider helping us to meet that need?

Horizons Family Law Centre is a not-for-profit registered charity who relies on the generosity of individual donors to help more than 900 people every year through free legal advice clinics and low cost legal help. I currently work oart time with Horizons as a lawyer, while continuing my pastoral ministry at TCBC.My with Horizons at the Thornleigh Clinic is currently being funded through my own personal fundraising efforts, and so far in 2019 people have generously donated nearly $9000 of my $15,000 target!!

Would you consider helping me to continue to provide this much needed service into the future? Every dollar goes to Horizons Family Law Centre and is fully tax deductable. You can also set up a regualr donation to Horizons through this appeal. 

Thanks for your geneorus support!