a brave life

Equips & empowers
vulnerable mothers & their babies

Facing a broad range of challenges

Introducing A Brave Life

A Brave Life is a Queensland based charity that provides the essential needs of mothers & their newborns impacted by crisis, isolation and discrimination.

We can’t change their past. But our early interventions enable vulnerable families to forge
a better future for themselves and their babies.

a brave life

Welcome to A Brave Life

We’re a grassroots charity with a big vision.

We’re here to help vulnerable mothers to break out of entrenched and challenging cycles to forge a better, healthier, more stable life for yourself and your children.

Many vulnerable mothers and their families have had a rough journey. You may have had a difficult childhood yourself or have survived domestic violence or be dealing with perinatal mental health challenges or insecure housing.

Whatever’s happened in your life up to this point, we’re here to help you get back on your feet, develop wrap around community to support your independence.



“Adequate resources” To provide essential & adequate resources to ensure all newborns experience an equal & positive development nationwide.



 Support & assist vulnerable families & their communities experiencing crisis or disadvantage through education, navigation & advocacy during the perinatal period.



Promote & lead meaningful action & systemic change to reduce vulnerabilities & disadvantages experienced by Australian families.

At A Brave Life, we encourage you to see that you’re destined for a purpose that exceeds your past and current situations.

We’ve already walked in your shoes

Hi, I’m Melissa. I founded A Brave Life in 2015 to help vulnerable women who’d already had to handle many adverse circumstances and were now facing an unplanned pregnancy.

My experience may sound very familiar to you. It’s echoed constantly in the
research literature.

Here goes.

I grew up in a home with domestic violence, which meant I had to overcome many challenges from a very young age. In my last year of high school, I found out I was pregnant. I was only 16.