One in three Australian women experience domestic violence in their lifetime and, tragically, a woman dies at the hands of a domestic violence perpetrator almost every week.’
Additionally there are one million Australian children growing up in violent homes.
You can help Open Support to continue to be there to assist these women and children, who are forced to flee such life-threatening situations, through your generous donation today.
The latest figures on the number of women and children who are victims of domestic violence are shocking.
The statistics, as revealed by Domestic Violence NSW CEO, Moo Baulch, indicate that one in three Australian women will be subjected to violence from someone they know in one form or another during their lives. That’s a third of our over-12 million female population!
Ms Baulch revealed this and other grave domestic violence data while discussing the vital domestic and family violence services Open Support provides via our long-running Safe Haven crisis accommodation and support service.
Yet the reality gets even more frightening. The latest data from the Australian government shows that one woman is killed by a partner or ex-partner in Australia nearly every week. “And we know there are one million children in Australia growing up in violent households,” Moo Baulch says.
Reducing the impact of domestic and family violence in our community is one of Open Support’s key goals. We have been providing crisis accommodation for women and children fleeing the trauma of domestic violence situations in their family home since May 1995 – assisting over 1800 families to get their lives back on track since then. Our domestic violence crisis accommodation service Safe Haven is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
It’s why we hope you will open your heart and join Open Support in being part of the solution to this major community issue through your most generous donation today.
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