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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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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Tech threats impact family violence victims
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28 September 2021

Words Wendy Tuohy The Salvation Army has reported a 95 per cent increase in demand for support with technology-based threats in 2020, as more women found that perpetrators were using these means to ex...

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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 Vic...

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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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