What are Safe Rooms
In recent years, the issue of domestic violence has gained greater attention, as people around the world have become more aware of the devastating impact it can have on individuals, families, and communities. In response to this growing problem, many organisations have been working to provide support and resources for victims of domestic violence.
One such initiative is the development of Safe Rooms, which are dedicated spaces in public places like shopping centres where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge and support.
Safe Rooms are designed to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence, where they can access a range of services and support without fear of judgement or retaliation. These rooms are typically staffed by a caseworker who is trained to provide emotional support, practical assistance, and referrals to other services such as counselling and legal advice.
Safe Rooms are a valuable resource for survivors of domestic violence, providing a safe, accessible, and personalised environment where they can access the support and assistance they need. By creating these spaces in public places, we can ensure that victims of domestic violence have the opportunity to seek help in a way that feels safe and comfortable for them, and to begin the process of rebuilding their lives. As we continue to work towards eradicating domestic violence, initiatives like Safe Rooms will play an important role in providing support and resources for those who have been affected.
Safe and Supportive
The primary goal of Safe Rooms is to create a space where victims of domestic violence can feel safe and supported, and where they can begin the process of rebuilding their lives. For many victims of domestic violence, the idea of seeking help can be daunting, and they may be reluctant to approach traditional support services for fear of being stigmatised or judged.
Convenient and Accessible
One of the key benefits of Safe Rooms is their convenience and accessibility. By locating Safe Rooms in public places such as shopping centers, victims of domestic violence can access support and assistance easily and quickly. This can be especially important in situations where victims are in immediate danger and need to find a safe place to go quickly.
Another benefit of Safe Rooms is the personalised support they provide. Each victim of domestic violence has a unique set of needs and challenges, and the support they require may vary depending on their situation. Safe Rooms provide an opportunity for victims to receive individualised support and guidance from trained caseworkers, who can help them identify their needs and connect them with the appropriate services and resources.
Discreet and confidential
One important aspect of Safe Rooms is that they provide a discreet and confidential space for victims of domestic violence to seek help. This can be especially valuable in situations where the perpetrator is monitoring the victim's activities, such as tracking their movements or monitoring their phone calls and messages.
Safe Rooms in NSW
These Safe Rooms offer a critical lifeline for victims of domestic violence, providing a pathway to freedom and a brighter future. The Lisa Harnum Foundation is committed to expanding these Safe Rooms to other locations and regions, ensuring that victims of domestic violence have access to the help and support they need to break the cycle of abuse.
If you are an support agency and would like to open up a Safe Room in your area, please contact us as we are here to assist you to help set up a Safe Room in your local shopping centre.
Castle Tower Shopping Centre
Macquarie Shopping Centre
Rouse Hill Town Centre
Sponsor a Safe Room
If your organisation shares the mission and vision of the Lisa Harnum Foundation to provide safe spaces for victims of domestic violence, you can become a sponsor for one of our safe rooms.
By sponsoring a safe room, you'll be supporting our efforts to expand our reach across Australia and provide a place of safety and support for those who need it most. Your contribution will go towards the costs associated with establishing and maintaining a safe room, including the cost of rent, utilities, furniture, and staffing.
In addition to the satisfaction of knowing that you're supporting a worthy cause, sponsoring a safe room also provides an opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate its commitment to social responsibility and community involvement.
We offer a range of sponsorship options, and we would be happy to work with you to develop a customised plan that meets your needs and objectives. Together, we can make a difference and create a safer, more supportive environment for those impacted by domestic violence. Contact us today to learn more about how you can become a sponsor for one of our safe rooms.