The Women’s Resilience Centre was founded in 2020 as a place of hope, healing and recovery for women who have experienced domestic abuse, trauma and violence. The first of its kind in Australia, the program will be outcomes-focused and seek to change the legacies of women and their families, and continue their healing and recovery. We will offer both residential accommodation for up to 12 months and also a day program for day attendees. Participation in the resilience program is not compulsory but is encouraged. A lived-experience mentoring and peer to peer support program will be provided also.
In Australia there is a gap between medium-term residential support after crisis care. Community housing or rentals are difficult to secure for women and their children who have suffered domestic abuse. As well as medium-term housing the Women’s Resilience Centre will provide a consistent, evidence-based, trauma-informed program combined with a living skills program, giving women a fresh charter and hope. We have a charter to reset lives by improving the current services available to support this terrible crisis in our beautiful country.
There are millions of women all over Australia struggling to overcome this unwarranted abuse, and many of them will not succeed. It’s time to do something to change the circumstances and support these women in need.
1 woman in
every 8 days as a
result of domestic abuse
women is costing the
$22 billion a year
leave for good or die
1 in 4 Women in Australia are affected by domestic violence