Record $1.9 billion Budget commitment to tackle family violence timely as Victorian frontline response service faces record demand

Today’s State Budget announcement of a record $1.9 billion boost to family violence direct response and prevention work is both timely and essential in meeting unprecedented demand on family violence services, according to Annette Gillespie, CEO of safe steps Family Violence Response Centre. “More Victorian women and children are contacting services than ever before because they are atContinue reading Record $1.9 billion Budget commitment to tackle family violence timely as Victorian frontline response service faces record demand

safe steps Pets in Crisis Program – Helping women escape family violence knowing their pets are safe

It’s a horrible reality that women find it difficult to leave a violent relationship knowing their pets are likely to be harmed if they do. – Annette Gillespie, safe steps CEO No woman should have to choose between leaving a violent relationship and keeping a pet safe.But heartbreakingly, because crisis care refuges and motels are often unable to accommodateContinue reading safe steps Pets in Crisis Program – Helping women escape family violence knowing their pets are safe

Join us in making family violence a thing of the past

All Victorians are being urged to take a stand against family violence by attending the eight annual Walk Against Family Violence on November 25. Held on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Walk Against Family Violence provides an opportunity for families and communities of those affected by family violence toContinue reading Join us in making family violence a thing of the past