Jackie Clark and The Aunties

Her “girls” is the collective name she gives to the roughly 200 women she works with each year under the umbrella of The Aunties. Sometimes her girls arrive at the refuge with nothing. Sometimes her girls need a top up - warm clothes, a pair of shoes. Sometimes her girls need someone to listen to their story. Her girls get bedding and tampons and toiletries and clothes and food. At Christmas her girls get presents. Sometimes Jackie takes her girls, or their kids out - to the shopping mall, the zoo, the movies, the art gallery. When her girls leave, they take the stuff with them.