B2FTDP Aboriginal woman and child

Safer Pathways for Women and Children is Zonta House Refuge Associations’ newest program.

Safer Pathways for Women and Children was originally a 2-year pilot program to provide case management support to women currently residing in Housing Authority properties who are experiencing family and domestic violence (currently Victoria Park and Cannington.)

The aim of the program is to support women and their children to remain safe in their homes and reduce the need to relocate where possible.

Safer Pathways also aims to increase awareness of family and domestic violence within the Housing Authority and their staff.

In May 2018, Safer Pathways was announced as a finalist in the WACOSS Community Services Excellence Awards for a medium sized organisation.

The service has supported women to feel safer in their homes through the provision of informal counselling, safety planning, support to attend court and obtain violence restraining orders, referrals to domestic violence counselling and other local support services, installation of household security devises, liaison and advocacy with existing agencies including child protection and family support and the Housing Authority.