The Making of Mirabel
Mirabel was the vision of Jane Rowe, who identified a vulnerable group of children and families and took action to make a positive difference to their lives. In her work as a drug and alcohol counsellor, Jane witnessed the devastating effects that drug use has on the children of drug users and the cycle of drug use that repeats itself through generations if action is not taken.
Jane believed so strongly that it was possible to bring about positive change to the lives of these children. Through her insight, passion and experience, she has raised awareness of this vulnerable group of children and in December 1998, with the support of countless individuals, Mirabel was launched with a two-night benefit concert in Melbourne. Jane is the worthy recipient of the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal, a Human Rights Award and 2012 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.