Welcome to the Sue Evans Foundation
Sue Evans Foundation aims to support families experiencing trauma and grief. This charity was formed in 2010 to honor Sue Evans and people that died in the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009.
Following the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, we realized that there was no reference guide for families hit by such tragedy and trauma. To fill this void Sue Evans Foundation raised over $100,000 to produce two books, Surviving Traumatic Grief Volume 1 (for parents), Surviving Traumatic Grief Volume 2 (for children). A third book, Food for Families cookbook, was also produced.
Over 3,000 of the Surviving Traumatic Grief books have been donated and distributed to disaster affected communities all over the world with the generosity of the Australian Red Cross.
2016-2017 and beyond
Establishment of the Emotional Wellness Centre at the Hurstbridge Community Hub.
Over the past year, we provided affordable counselling ($30-50) to people affected by various traumas. Our charity made this possible by donating $910 to these visits. We also ran a pilot project to support people in groups who have experienced trauma.
Outreach– We are hoping now that the community will continue to support our efforts to assist and prepare school-aged children for the challenges that lie ahead, and to continue our groups. We will be starting outreach in the Nillumbik and Whittlesea Shires.
Sue (L) and Carolyn (R)