As Christmas Day comes and goes, the family of missing Yuin, Dhungatti and Wiradjuri teenager Acacia Williams have made a desperate plea for her to make contact.
“Acacia please call your mum. Come to any of our houses. You know where we all live. We miss you, we love you, and we want you safe,” aunt Eva Mumbler told NITV News.
On November 13, Acacia’s mum Mary Mumbler left 18-year-old Ms Williams at her home in Blackburn South to wait for an NDIS worker to come and pick her up.
But when the worker came, Ms Williams did not come to the door, and when her mother came home, she discovered she was gone.
“She’s got no clothes, no money, nothing on her,” Ms Mumbler said.
The family have reached out to several homelessness organisations in Melbourne’s CBD to see if she has sought assistance, to no avail.
They have even made their own posters by hand, plastering them all over the city in the hope that a bypasser will recognise Ms Williams.
A sighting reported to police on November 23 has led the family to believe that she is with a male from Melton, who is also of no fixed address.
Further alleged sightings have suggested she could now be in the Geelong area.
Although this isn’t the first time Ms Williams has run away, her aunt says it is the longest time. Due to her medical condition, her family hold great concerns for her welfare.
“We’re just worried. We want to make sure she is okay and try and get her home,” Ms Mumbler said.
“If she doesn’t want to be at home and wants to be more independent and live by herself then we want to be able to go the right way and get her set up, not be running around the streets.”
Ms Williams is known to frequent the Melbourne, Melton and Geelong areas. She is described as around 155cm tall with a thin build, olive complexion and long dark hair.
Any sighting of her should be reported to Box Hill Police Station on 03 8892 3200.