Family and Domestic Violence

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Family and Domestic Violence

We understand that experiencing family violence can be frightening and isolating. We offer refuge, children’s and parenting services, counselling, support, men’s programs, accommodation and advice to women and children who are experiencing, or who have experienced, family violence.

It’s not safe in my home

Yes, i'd like some help

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Talking with teens
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18 May 2022

Unique program helps teens navigate challenging relationships Words Dawn Volz and Simone Worthing Recognising the uncertainty and pitfalls of teenage years, Love Bites is a respectful relationship education program for young people that has been facilitated in schools across Australia for many years.  Established by NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect), the ...

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A life turned upside down
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6 May 2022

Physical and emotional security help those like Gemma and Lily, to thrive and to rebuild their lives. Gemma’s* joy at the birth of her baby daughter was shattered when soon afterwards her partn...

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Domestic abuse and the bystander
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5 May 2022

Together we can end domestic violence Words Petra Jenkins The bystander effect is a phenomenon where the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in crisis. In...

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Patriarchy and the abuse of power
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22 March 2022

Subordination of anyone is not part of God’s plan for human relationships (photo jr-korpa@Unsplash) Words Star Conliffe “I didn’t want his sympathy, I wanted him to use his power ...

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The courage to start again
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22 March 2022

Becoming part of the Salvos ‘family’ has empowered Yas to build a new life after years of family violence  Words Yas* I was born in the Middle East, where I met my now ex-husband, A...

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A day in the life of ...
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22 March 2022

Highlighting the rights of women to a life free from violence Over the coming months, Salvos Magazine will feature different people from all walks of life who are part of the varied work of the Salvos...

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The chance to live a different life
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5 December 2021

Cate finds strength to escape forced marriage and follow her dreams Words Cate, Safe House resident, with support from Claudia Cummins Cate’s* family had always been very controlling. When she ...

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Safe House support for victim-survivors of forced marriage
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5 December 2021

The Trafficking and Slavery Safe House supports the women in a caring and encouraging environment. Words Claudia Cummins The Salvation Army established Australia’s first Trafficking and Slavery...

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The hidden faces of family violence
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24 November 2021

The women find gardening and outdoor projects both fun and therapeutic. Salvos Domestic and Family Violence chaplain supports women in crisis and beyond    Words Simone Worthing  The Sa...

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