We Help Domestic Violence Survivors Beyond Crisis

A home is the one place where anyone should feel respected. A place free from abuse, free from fear, free from violence.

At Open Support, we create a safe haven for Domestic and Family Violence survivors. Using a holistic approach, we work with them to transition from surviving to thriving. We care especially for those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, who face additional barriers.

We are here to offer them a way out, to a new beginning.

Matching Intense Needs With Intensive Support

Every 3 hours

a woman is admitted to a hospital as a result of domestic and family violence*

2,000 women

have accessed safety and assistance through our crisis shelter

*Source: Pointer S & Kreisfeld R, 2012, Hospitalised interpersonal violence and perpetrator coding

Less than 5% of domestic violence survivors

in need of long-term housing actually receive it*

Transitional homes

We are one of the few organisations offering transitional homes and support to survivors on temporary visas.

*Source: Homelessness Australia

Countless additional barriers

impact women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds (CALD), such as: Language | Isolation | Cultural law | Immigration risks | Fear of police and retaliation | Lack of financial resources | Violence from family and community members

100% of the families we support

are from culturally diverse backgrounds

Zero income

Women with no income due to visa restrictions have less (if any) options to flee a violent relationship

All of those we help

get access to essential services such as immigration, legal and financial support

More than 50% of women

who experience domestic violence have children in their care*

60% of individuals

we supported last year were children, providing them with a targeted trauma informed service

*Source: NSW Family & Community Services

Need a Way Out?

If you are experiencing any form of domestic and family violence or abuse and need support, contact DV Line on 1800 65 64 63 (NSW Residents), who can refer you to our program or another service depending on your needs. If you are anywhere else in Australia, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for further information and support.

If you are in immediate danger or know someone who is, call the police on 000.

Be Part of the Solution

You have the power to help. With your support, we can pursue our endeavour to change the horrifying statistics caused by Domestic and Family Violence. By donating to Open Support, you give more families a way out of domestic abuse, a way towards safety and independence.

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