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Meet Christine Jones - Westfield Local Heroes 2021

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Meet Christine Jones - Westfield Local Heroes 2021

Giving decades of care

LIVEFree Project
Selfless. Inclusive. Generous

Christine (Chris) Jones lives by the motto “always room for one more” and has dedicated her life to serving her local community for decades.

Chris is the founder of the LIVEFree Project. She and her team support those in the community who are experiencing the effects of crisis, hardship and trauma, family safety and health care.

Their support is available to people from all walks of life, backgrounds and abilities and helps them turn their life around.

“From the young age of six, I used to help my grandfather feed the homeless on these streets. Forty-eight years later, I am still there, still working with the people of this community,” says Chris.

She gives her time relentlessly, delivering weekly mentoring, doorstep check-ins, clothing parcels, household goods and furniture to people rebuilding their lives.

“There is something sacred about being invited into someone’s pain or struggle. This gift is never lost on me,” says Chris.

A crucial part of her work is to show vulnerable people they are cared for and heard.

Chris is delighted to be nominated as a Westfield Local Hero. “The opportunity to be a part of such a widely recognised award in our local community just thrills my heart. I feel deeply moved to know that people in the community see what we do and recognise it as valuable.”

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities, with the three top finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation. LIVEFree Project will provide holistic support to 30 local families directly affected by domestic family violence – offering resources, crisis supplies, check-ins, transportation, meals, groceries and advocacy.

For further information on the Westfield Local Heroes program, click here