Family and Domestic Violence incidents in Western Australia are on the rise despite increased media attention condemning such actions. Sadly, there were 4,170 domestic assaults reported in Perth from January to March 2016 alone, an increase of 30 per cent on the same period last year.
With less than two weeks before the financial year ends, the good news is that you can help change women’s lives by giving a tax-deductible gift to Zonta House Refuge Association before the 30th June.
- $50.00 provides accommodation and full holistic support for a woman staying in our crisis refuge (clothes, food, transport, inter-agency guidance)
- $100.00 + will contribute towards our award winning Positive Pathways Program which includes education workshops (up to 14 women each class), counselling, mentoring and community awareness.
Your generosity will go a long way to helping more people like Jeanette, who struggled to speak after her violent past, to find a bright, secure and confident future….
“I had just spent six months in Greylands I was in a poor place, I wasn’t speaking – just communicating by writing things down, I was living on the street, I felt like I was a burden on society. I was really lost.
I broke my code of silence to contact Zonta House Refuge, and the staff helped me through the red tape in finding housing, I was in transitional housing at one of Zonta’s units for six months then given my own Homeswest unit. With Zonta’s guidance I returned to study at TAFE and was soon speaking again. I took out student of the year for my class. Zonta continues to guide me through Positive Pathways. I now participate in society. Eternally grateful to staff for their influence in my life.”
To donate simply click here to go to our donations page. Please give generously today and help give women in crisis, a hopeful future.