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

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Working for a community left behind
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7 August 2021

Changing the lives of women and children without permanent residency Words Jessica Morris It’s no secret that domestic and family violence surged during 2020. But for Salvation Army Housing Victoria (SAHV), it highlighted the need of a desperate community – women and children without permanent Australian residency who are experiencing homelessness. The need became clear to SAHV last ...

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Salvos continue work to help end modern slavery
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19 July 2021

The Salvation Army played an active role in Australia’s inaugural online modern slavery conference – Partnering to End Modern Slavery – which took place last month. Organised by A...

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Havens of hope in Western Australia
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14 July 2021

Salvos women's refuges provide safe accommodation and support Words Jessica Morris The Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia are vast and remote. So, finding secure and stable accommodati...

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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 suff...

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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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