GIVIT Podcast - Unlikely Series - Cassie's Story
A collaboration with Karinya House, AIDS Action Council and Ted Noffs Foundation, GIVIT produced a series of podcasts to raise awareness of the tipping points into poverty and pathways available to vulnerable people, featuring women who have recently called the streets of the ACT ‘home’.
Podcast 1: Cassie* (charity: Karinya House)
It was the scariest day of her life. Cassie, who recently finished school, had the world at her feet. Unaware that she is pregnant, Cassie’s life is turned upside down when she is admitted into hospital.
“To the outside world our family was quite successful, and I believe in their eyes that this circumstance was bringing shame to our family… I gave birth to my son with my mum in the room. Within half an hour of him being born, my mum told the nurses that I couldn’t stay with them if I decided to keep him.”