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About Us

Motherless Daughters is an Australian not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting girls and women whose mums have died. The organisation was founded in 2013 by two Victorian women with the hope of making a difference to the lives of those who have lost their mums and with firm beliefs that identification and being in contact with other motherless daughters is both therapeutic and comforting. We provide support through events, functions and an online space that connects girls and women of all ages. We believe that a shared grief and a shared experience provides a sense of comfort, belonging and identification; and so we provide opportunities for women to support each other from the unique perspective of firsthand experience.


Motherless Daughters Australia is a support network of women walking in the same shoes and whilst it is important to acknowledge that we are not a counselling service, you can find links to other support services via our support page.



Our Vision
Australian girls and women whose mums have died will be connected and supported. 



Our Mission
Our vision is to support women through the everyday and those who are facing, or have already faced life's milestones without the support of their mum. We listen, guide, advise and empathise from one woman to another. The opportunity to guide and scaffold young girls and women through their formative development promises the hope of connected and healthy young people who have developed their resilience, social networks, support networks and a sense of hope for the future. It is through our unique and individual experiences and circumstances that we find comfort in the common ground we share amongst other likewise women and utilise these experiences to support, empower and promote growth beyond losing our mothers. We also hope to extend our level of support to the fathers of young daughters experiencing mother loss. 


Our Values

  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Non-judgemental
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency