Trigger warning: this story talks about family violence. An estimated 1.6 million women in Australia of age 15 years and over have experienced violence by a partner. Jess* is a strong, independent woman who never imagined domestic violence could happen to her. When it did, she faced an awful dilemma: should she stay and raiseContinue reading All they want for Christmas is to feel safe.
Safe Steps CEO, Dr Chelsea Tobin has been awarded one of the prestigious Churchill Fellowships for research to investigate family violence crisis response for children as victim survivors in their own right. “The effects on children of witnessing or experiencing domestic violence can be life-long, whether they are direct or indirect victims. “State and federalContinue reading Safe Steps CEO receives Prestigious Churchill Fellowship
21 September 2023 Today was the official opening of a new refuge trial site for people seeking protection andsafety from family and domestic violence. The low-key, invitation-only event at an undisclosed location was officially opened by Ministerfor Prevention of Family Violence, The Hon. Ros Spence. Safe Steps CEO, Dr Chelsea Tobin said, “Sanctuary is aContinue reading A sanctuary for people escaping family violence
Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do for you and your loved ones. To celebrate Include a Charity Week (4th – 10th September 2023), Safe Steps have teamed up with leading online Will writing service Safewill to give our Australian supporters the opportunity to write their own Will, for free. Safewill isContinue reading WRITE YOUR WILL FOR FREE WITH SAFEWILL
CEO of Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, Dr Chelsea Tobin today spoke to colleagues from the family and domestic violence sector, at the No To Violence Conference. Dr Tobin told the packed room about the experience of her organisation, who last year took over 68,000 calls from women fleeing family and domestic violence, andContinue reading Those critical first 24 hours of escaping family violence
Safe Steps is delighted that the Walk Against Family Violence will take place again this year. It is an important and unifying event for the family violence sector and all Victorians who support the vital work of preventing family violence. While Safe Steps has led the organisation of the Walk in previous years we haveContinue reading 2023 Walk Against Family Violence – Looking forward to seeing you at the WAFV!