Safe Steps – Family Violence Response Centre
24/7 for anyone who is experiencing or afraid of family violence
Safe Steps is a 24/7 specialist support service, based in Victoria, for anyone who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.
Their vision is to provide safety, support and respect for all victims/survivors of domestic and family violence.
They assist victims/survivors to access information/referrals, crisis response, family safety risk assessment, safety planning and access to supported crisis accommodation.
They also provide specialist trauma counselling on behalf of the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service 1800 RESPECT.
As you can imagine, there has been a significant surge in demand on service providers such as Safe Steps particularly during COVID-19 and the many lockdowns which have added to already volatile home lives or situations.
There are many ways that you can assist Safe Steps to continue their important work even during these tough times.
You can donate money through their website, set up a monthly donation, fundraise with your workplace or donate gift cards.
Proteus Leadership has donated 10 x $100 gift cards to be distributed to empower victims to purchase items they may need for themselves, and their children.
By donating to Safe Steps (Family Violence Response Centre) you will be making a real difference to the thousands of women and children that they assist each year.
Please visit their website to read more about what they are doing and how you can help. There are excellent resources on things like understanding family violence, early warning signs and how you can support someone experiencing family violence.
If you would also like to help this great organisation then go to safesteps.org.au to find out more.