Update – 17th March 2020 COVID-19
“Our priority is ensuring our staff are well, the women we work with are safe and well and we support the community during this time to manage the pandemic. We consider the continued operations of our services to support women at high risk of harm as essential. Additional to the advice from the state and federal government we have put in place internal controls to attempt to minimise the impact of COVID-19.
We are concerned about the impact the pandemic and potential self isolation may have on people experiencing or at risk of family and domestic violence in their own homes and urge people to seek support and refuge if you need too. We also ask friends, family, neighbours and colleagues who are concerned about someone to please continue to reach out and offer support. We plead that perpetrators or people at risk of perpetrating do not choose abuse or use violence and choose to seek help and support.
Additionally, we are regretfully unable to accept any donation drop offs to any Zonta House site at this time. Should we need any urgent support from the community over the coming weeks we will let you know.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued support. We hope everyone is able to follow the advice and guidelines provided by the relevant state, federal governments and medical professionals” – Kelda Oppermann CEO
If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual abuse or family violence contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.
Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. It operates after hours, 7 days a week. Telephone (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008 (country free call).