Catherine is a proud mother of high achieving daughters. One has just finished VCE and attends La Trobe University. The other recently graduated with a Masters and now works at SpecSavers.  Catherine suffers from chronic mental health problems which hinders personal relationships and job seeking efforts. Her home was recently destroyed by assailants. As a victim of crime, Catherine was given some money for temporary rental. This soon ran out, and Catherine is currently in short term crisis accommodation.

Despite her difficulties, Catherine’s warm personality remains a constant. She enjoys catching up with volunteers and rummaging through the Avalon clothing donations. She has quite a sense of personal style and revealed her secret; having patience to find statement pieces, which others may not have thought of. She has  registered with 2 agencies for waitressing or volunteer work. Catherine continues to have high hopes for the future.