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    A voice for Women Experiencing Domestic Abuse

     

    Together, we can make a difference. Join us in standing up against domestic violence and supporting those who need it most. Together, we can break the silence and build a future free from fear. 

     

     

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    KNOW THE SIGNS

    People experience domestic and family violence across all age groups, economic levels, ethnic backgrounds and across all kinds of relationship

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    WHAT TO DO

    Do not let fear of the unknown keep you in a dangerous and unhealthy situation. Read this safety suggestions for deciding whether to leave or stay.

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    WHO TO TALK TO

    It is OK to ask for help at any point in your life. This section lists contact details for services that can assist you in a crisis and help you process and cope with your experience.

  • Support Services

    Contact us

    1300 732 848

    We believe that everyone has the right to live free from violence and fear, and our support services

    are designed to help individuals and families affected by domestic and family violence

    to build a safer and brighter future.

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    Safe Rooms

    These rooms provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to seek support and assistance. They are staffed by trained professionals who can provide information, support and referrals to other services as needed.

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    Counselling

    Counselling is an important tool for helping survivors of domestic and family violence to cope with their trauma and work towards healing. Our counselling services are provided by qualified and experienced professionals who offer a safe and confidential space for individuals to talk about their experiences.

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    Case Management

    We offer case management services. Case managers work closely with individuals to develop a tailored plan to help them achieve their goals and work towards a safer and more stable future. This may involve connecting them with other services, such as legal or financial assistance.

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    Referrals

    Finally, we offer referrals to other relevant services that may be able to provide additional support to individuals impacted by domestic and family violence. These may include legal, financial or housing services.

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    Connect Groups

    Join us for our monthly gathering designed for mothers and their children in a secure and welcoming environment. Experience a supportive community as we bring in experts to share valuable services and assistance.

     

    To find more about Connections please

    contact us.

  • Survivor Story

    I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to meet with a

    case worker through a Safe Room. It provided the hope I

    needed and marked the beginning of my journey to freedom.

    M. from Kellyville

     

    Facts don't lie....

    One in six women (approximately 1.6 million) and one in

    sixteen men (approximately 745,000) have experienced

    physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner​

  • Who is Lisa Harnum?

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    Lisa Harnum was thirty years old when she died, having been thrown from the 15th floor balcony in Sydney City, by her fiancé Simon Gittany. In the lead up to her death, Lisa had been intimidated and controlled by this man she feared. When Lisa tried to escape, Gittany became aggressive, dragged her back in to their apartment and ended her life.

     

    Lisa represents every person who has been directly or indirectly affected by some kind of violence or abuse – whether it is physical, mental, emotional or financial. Yet, we tend to believe it will get better, so we ignore it or turn away instead of facing it. In truth, it will never be eradicated unless we face it head on and take a stand. Unless we make it STOP.

     

    Making it stop means intervening. Making it stop means reporting it. Making it stop means saying something or doing something if the situation safely allows it. A few seconds can mean the difference between life and death.

     

    Read more on Lisa Harnum.

     

    The loss of Lisa is devastating, and the pain is endless. The Lisa Harnum Foundation is the voice for those who need it. Through education, support and the provision of safe rooms, the Foundation is the light in the darkness, and a helping hand when you need it most. - Joan Harnum, Lisa's Mother

  • Our Support Partners and Sponsors

    The Lisa Harnum Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our corporate and private sponsors for their support in helping us achieve our mission of eradicating domestic violence. Without the generosity and commitment of our corporate partners, we would not be able to provide crucial services for those in need. Your contribution has made a real difference in the lives of women and children who have suffered from domestic abuse. We are deeply grateful for your ongoing support, and we look forward to continuing our partnership to create a safer future for all.

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    Rotary Club Dural

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    West-Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Lions Club

     

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    BNI Elite

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    Amazon Australia

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    Go-Transit Media Group

     

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    Go-Transit Media Group

     

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    Elevation Church Hills

     

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    Myer

     

     

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    Castle Towers

    Shopping Centre

     

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    Rouse Hill Town Centre

     

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    The Hills Shire Council