Gwen Cherne and her young children tragically lost their loving father and husband to his internal battle with PTSD after his service. "I broke. I honestly wouldn't have gotten out of bed again if it wasn't for my kids.” Gwen has made it her life mission to advocate for veterans who have given their life to their service.Read story
Behind every veteran, there’s a family.
At a time when all may seem lost, Legacy is there to help a family or individual through the tough times and restore their confidence in the future.
Legacy’s work with veterans’ families can mean a child gets an education and a fair go, a widow is not disadvantaged and alone, and a family is not torn apart by the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress or other physiological injuries.
Our work focuses on:
- Relieving hardship through financial assistance and claims help.
- Providing a supportive network through social connection services.
- Building resilience and independence through education and personal development programs.
Who we help
Legacy works to ensure that families of veterans receive the best possible comfort, support and friendship that Legacy can provide to ensure they have the same opportunities as others in the community.
Young families & children
Families where the veteran mother, father or partner has passed away or has been wounded, ill or injured as a result of their service.
Ageing and vulnerable widows
We are committed to helping older widows live full and happy lives despite their loss.
Dependants with disabilities
Legacy will be there for veterans’ dependants with a disability throughout their lives – veterans’ children who acquired a disability from birth or childhood and was dependent on the veteran at the time of their death.
Services we provide
Legacy’s services do vary across Australia. However, each Club aims to provide access to services that promote social inclusion, relieve financial hardship and provide developmental opportunities.
Holidays and camps
Legacy holds annual recreational camps and holidays as a fundamental way of creating friendships and bonds.
From monthly morning teas to group social outings and annual celebrations, Legacy provides a regular means of social inclusion for those we support.
Legacy understands families and individuals can have difficulty covering bills and expenses following the death of a family member and Legacy may be able to offer financial assistance where needed.
Legacy can assist families with filling out paperwork and making claims through Department of Veterans’ Affairs; as well as advocate to government on their behalf.
In times of hardship, grief and loss, Legacy may step in to help families get back on their feet by assisting with emergency funds.
School-age education support
Legacy assists with education costs, school uniforms, laptops and much more. Legacy can help support after-school activities such as music, art, karate, or sports.
Community Visitors and Legatees
Legacy is a voluntary organisation founded on personal service. Throughout Australia, thousands of dedicated volunteers and members regularly visit or call those we support, ensuring they always have someone to lean on.
Tertiary education support
Legacy offers a range of scholarships to assist students with pursing further studies.
How it works
Our team is here to support you anyway we can. Please get in touch so we can discuss the options available to you.
Step 1: Get in touch
Contact us for a confidential conversation today. We will put you in touch with your nearest Legacy Club who will be your point of contact going forward.
Step 2: Getting to know you
During our conversation, we will ask for some information about you and your situation. We may set up a time for you to meet with one of our members or specialised staff.
Step 3: Helping however we can
Based on your needs, we will work with you to provide you with the best available services and support we can.
Enquire about support
Complete the form below or get in touch on 1800 LEGACY (534 229).