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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Emerging from the darkness
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21 May 2021

Rose builds a new life after the trauma of domestic violence Words Melanie Rose* came to Australia in 2015 and married her Australian husband in 2018. Despite the emotional and physical abuse she suffered, she was afraid of leaving him and being shamed, and shunned, by her family in her country of origin. In September 2020, Rose went to her local doctor, who immediately noticed physical symptoms, ...

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Breaking the cycle of abuse
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19 May 2021

From domestic violence to homelessness, Megan is now on the road to recovery Words Holly Reed Like so many others, Megan* never thought it would happen to her. She never imagined she would need to esc...

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You are not alone: Emily's story of domestic violence
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11 May 2021

Emily is a long-term case manager at a Salvation Army crisis accommodation centre for women and children. She is also a victim-survivor of domestic and family violence. This is her story. Words Emily*...

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Behind closed doors
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9 May 2021

Exposing the myths of domestic and family violence Words Sonya Button May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month – an annual event to raise community awareness of the social and perso...

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The 'shadow pandemic' - violence against women
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9 March 2021

Why gender equality matters in crisis response Words Petra Jenkins The theme for the United Nations (UN) celebration of International Women’s Day is ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an eq...

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Tackling family violence head on
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3 December 2020

Salvos program assisting men to take responsibility and change behaviour Words Simone Worthing Since nations around the world, including Australia, retreated inside houses due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Christmas hope comes full circle
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1 December 2020

Helping others at Christmas time is the highlight of the year for Rosemary. Words Naomi Singlehurst Rosemary is passionate about her work as a Salvos Christmas coordinator supporting those in need, be...

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June's story
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24 November 2020

A traumatised mother and her children have new hope for the future. June and her two daughters were brought to Australia on a partner visa by an Australian man whom she later married. Not long into th...

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Return to hope
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24 November 2020

Frontline staff share the challenges and joys of life in a domestic violence shelter. Words Simone Worthing The annual commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Viol...

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