1 in 4
women and children in Australia experience Domestic and Family Violence

77
out of 78 domestic violence perpetrators who killed their partners used coercive control in the relationship

1
woman is killed each week in Australia

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.

Our Approach

52
women and children were supported by us in 2021 across crisis and outreach for our DV program

9
families move through our family crisis centre

2x
the number of women and children helped in 2020 and for 2022 with your support

Corporate Education Program

Domestic & Family Violence

Our Open Support Domestic Violence (DFV) Education Program for Corporates is delivered by our sector experts and aims to educate and inform employees and organisations on issues relating to DFV. Sessions will cover topics such as:

1) Common myths and misconceptions. 2) Recognising red flags for an abusive relationship and will provide employees with information on the pathways of support available. 3) Sharing a colleague or loved one’s experience with domestic and family violence.

Open Support offers ongoing guidance to participating Corporate Organization HR Departments in assisting them to appropriately support employees experiencing domestic violence. Every person deserves to live an empowered life. A life free from fear.

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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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