Women’s Community Shelters Christmas Appeal

Everywhere, there are reasons for hope.  Everywhere, there are signs that our Australian community has a growing awareness about domestic violence and women’s homelessness and everywhere, there are wonderful people who choose to walk beside Women’s Community Shelters and our Network of Shelters each and every day.  Without our community and without YOU, we would not be able to continue with our mission.

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Thank you for your support!

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Walk the Talk: High school students recognised for initiatives tackling domestic violence

In 2019, Women’s Community Shelters launched their education initiative, Walk the Talk.

Walk the Talk is delivered in schools by Dannielle Miller and her team at Enlighten Education, who work to foster a discussion about positive relationships and build student action from there.

Please click here to read more from Women’s Agenda.

 

24 Hour Outreach Appeal

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24 HOUR OUTREACH APPEAL

Today marks #GivingTuesday, the global giving movement.  It is an opportunity for individuals, organisations and corporates to give back to the charities making a difference in people’s lives.

Today we are asking our supporters to make a donation of just $10 to WCS’s 24 Hour Outreach Appeal.

If we can reach our target of $50,000, it would allow us to add vital outreach hours across our network of seven shelters.

 

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 The WCS Outreach Program allows us to support women who are staying at our transitional properties or leaving our shelters and need support as they move to independent living. The program also provides assistance with medical costs and living expenses for women on no income.

Know that your participation in #GivingTuesday, at any giving level, is very much encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your consideration and continued generosity.  Your support will truly make a difference in the lives of each and every woman and child in our shelter network.

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Help needed to run Camden’s new women’s domestic violence shelter

“Camden’s new women’s refuge needs your help.

Residents, local businesses and community organisations are invited to attend an  information forum to find out how they can lend a helping hand in establishing Camden’s first domestic violence shelter.

The forum, run by Women’s Community Shelters (WCS) in partnership with Camden Council and the Camden-Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee, will be held on Wednesday, March 20 from 7pm at the Camden Civic Centre.”

Please click here to read more from the Wollondilly Advertiser. For any updates on the forum event, see the event page on the Women’s Community Shelters Facebook page.

Morrison promises $78 million for combatting domestic violence

“Prime Minister Scott Morrison is committing A$78 million to protect women and children against domestic violence, in a Monday speech with the theme of “Keeping Australians safe and secure”.

The money includes $60 million – over the next three years – in grants for organisations to provide emergency accommodation for those escaping family violence.”

 

Please click here to read full article

Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse

“Migrant women with temporary visa status are particularly vulnerable when it comes to domestic and family violence. That vulnerability is intensified when you add technology to the mix.

Technology-facilitated abuse has been recognised as a new breed of domestic violence. Technology-facilitated abuse refers to controlling, monitoring and harassing behaviours using tools such as mobile phones, SMS, email, tracking apps and social media.”

Please click here to read full article

So this is Christmas: Police prepare for increased domestic violence this summer

“Twenty-one people have been stabbed, set alight, strangled and bashed to death in domestic and family violence incidents across NSW this year, while police still respond to an average of 400 domestic violence-related call-outs every day.

The figures paint a sombre picture in the lead-up to Christmas, a period which has recorded a marked spike every year since at least 1995. Last year, the December rate peaked by more than 40 per cent, compared with that of June.”

Please click here to read full article