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 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.
With White Ribbon Day acknowledged on Saturday 25 November, BaptistCare is encouraging all people to show their commitment to ending violence against women.
Domestic violence is never okay, least of all at Christmas time, says Cathy Zervos, trained Relationship Counsellor, having worked in a 'Whole of Family' response to domestic and family violence with BaptistCare for 11 years.
BaptistCare, in its ongoing commitment to address domestic and family violence in the community, was accredited in 2016 as a White Ribbon Workplace, at both its Head Office and all Community Services sites.
BaptistCare’s third annual Halo Ball, raising much needed funds and awareness to help women and children experiencing domestic and family violence, will be held on Friday 4 May, 2018 at Doltone House on Darling Island in Sydney.