Building a support network

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A young man with disability, Marco spent years fleeing family violence which resulted in stints of homelessness and surviving multiple suicide attempts.

He finally managed to secure short-term accommodation funded through his NDIS plan, but due to a change in his circumstances, had limited informal supports.

How PWDA helped

Marco approached PWDA seeking advocacy support and was soon assigned a specialist advocate.

The pair used video conferencing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to meet regularly to discuss his situation and create a plan that suited his situation.

During their sessions, Marco and the advocate created a clear agenda of tasks, including other important supports for his life, such as his support coordinator and behaviour support practitioner.

How to get help

Our advocates and support staff are here to help you with any issues you may be experiencing.

For more information, please visit our Get Help page.