Growing up in West Africa, Naomi was only eight years old when civil war broke out forcing Naomi and her family into a life of refugee camps where she grew from a child to a woman.
BaptistCare's fourth annual Halo Ball was attended by more than 500 guests, together raising $146,000 in much-needed funds for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
One woman is murdered by her current or former partner every week - on average - in Australia*. They are more than statistics. They are mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, neighbours, colleagues and friends, and so much more… just like Tara was.
BaptistCare HopeStreet has undertaken research to measure Australian’s awareness of the seven types of domestic abuse – economic, sexual, spiritual, verbal, emotional, physical and social. It found that older Australians are much more likely to recognise all forms of domestic violence than younger generations, indicating a concerning lack of awareness of the many signs of domestic abuse among young people.
Lesley Robson is BaptistCare HopeStreet’s Manager at our Domestic Violence Supported Accommodation and she recently spoke with Kidspot about our Break Free program for children who have experienced trauma as a result of family violence.
Kidspot.com.au, in partnership with BaptistCare, has launched their latest Kidspot Cares #couchandacuppa campaign, as they seek to both raise awareness and find a solution to family violence.
BaptistCare's third annual Halo Ball was held in May, and encouraged guests to recognise the often voiceless victims of domestic and family violence: the children.
BaptistCare has announced Marcia Hines will headline the third annual Halo Ball in Sydney on Friday 4 May, to raise much-needed funds for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence.
BaptistCare's client, Mikayla, spoke with SBS News about her experience with domestic and family violence, while our General Manager Rob Ellis discussed the effects of domestic violence on children and how this issue affects indigenous communities.
Lesley Robson works with women who have escaped domestic violence in her role as a housing support manager at BaptistCare, and she recently spoke with media outlet Whimn about gaslighting.