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About

Group photo of Zonta House staff in two rows 6 women sitting and 9 women standing, all wearing identical indigenous polo shirts and black bottoms.

Who We Are

Zonta House Refuge Association (Zonta House) is a specialist provider of family and domestic violence (FDV) services. Our vision, purpose and values have been informed through 40 years of experience, the needs of women in our community and research in leading practice.

When the voices of women are heard, our responses uphold dignity, builds on safety, and challenges the drivers of abuse. Victim/Survivors of FDV are able to access responsive and person-centered support based on their individual needs to build a future free from abuse.

Our Purpose

Improve the lives of women and their families who have experienced family and domestic violence.

Our Vision

We want a safe and equitable community.

Our Values

We CARE

We have INTEGRITY

We are DEDICATED

Our Impact

Zonta House works to mitigate the impacts of family and domestic violence which are diverse, complex and can have life-long implications for individuals and families. Working alongside each woman and taking into consideration her specific situation, our holistic response and therapeutic approach supports women in their recovery and healing from their experiences.

Our Committee & Management Team

Kelda Oppermann

CEO

Anna Scott

Operations Manager

Melanie Hay

Chairperson

Chantelle Thom

Vice Chairperson

David Hickmott

Treasurer

Sarah Josey

Secretary

Gail Curtis

Committee Member

Rebecca Taseff

Committee Member

Jasmine Kadic

Committee Member

Jodie Wyatt

Committee Member

Stephanie Black

Committee Member

Annual Report

2022-2023 Financial Year

Annual Report

2021-2022 Financial Year

Our History

Zonta House Refuge Association, established in the early 1980s, initially operated as a single volunteer-run shelter for women without dependent children, with financial backing and volunteers from the Zonta International women’s movement.

Over the years, we have evolved into a prominent family and domestic violence (FDV) service provider operating in the South East Metro Corridor with a diverse range of programs and a dedicated team of over 65 staff members.

Zonta House boasts a well-established reputation and extensive experience in the community services sector. This reputation has fueled its growth, facilitating comprehensive service delivery that emphasizes prevention, early intervention, victim safety, and, importantly, perpetrator accountability.

Our Supporters

Without the generous contributions of our supporters, the work Zonta House does in your community would not be possible. Thank you to the organisations and individuals support us.

If you are in immediate danger, or someone you know is in immediate danger please do not hesitate and call Police on 000.

If you are at risk, please ensure you follow the eSafety Commission recommendations for staying safe online.

Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) can happen in relationships with a partner, defacto, family member, carer, boyfriend or girlfriend.

This behaviour can be threatening, abusive, violent, coercive, stalking, controlling, making someone feel scared and/or forcing them to do things they don’t want to do.

It can occur in current or past imitate relationships, family settings, or extended family groups.

For more information on what is considered Family and Domestic Violence, or how to identify it please visit Safe and Equal or 1800RESPECT. WA’s after-hours response helpline is available 24/7 if you are in crisis and need urgent help for refuge assessment or emergency accommodation options Crisis Care Free Call 1800 199 008