White Ribbon Day Public Forum at BVSC

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A Public Forum to raise awareness of the issue of violence against women will be held on Wednesday 23 November 2016 from 12.30pm at Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre.

The Forum will include presentations from Council’s Brighter Futures, South East Women and Children’s Service (SEWACS) and the Staying Home Leaving Violence Programs.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence you can ring the Domestic Violence Line for help on 1800 656 463 (TTY 1800 671 442) 24 hours, seven days a week.

Monday 21 November 2016

Walk Against Violence Everyone!

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  • 60 crosses will be carried to signify women and children who have lost their lives to domestic and family violence this year.
  • The crosses will be planted at the gardens followed by a minutes noise because we will not remain silent about domestic violence.

Please join us and SAY NO TO VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY meet at Kisses Lagoon at 11.15 for 11.30 to join the walk to Littleton Gardens

The concept of “non-violence” and “peaceful communities” will be demonstrated by floating lanterns in remembrance of victims of domestic violence. The event will be held as part of 16 days of activism to stop violence, which encompasses White Ribbon Day and World Peace Day.

This is an initiative of The Bega Valley Domestic and Sexual Violence Committee. For more information please contact Gabrielle Powell 6492 1367. 

Thursday 8 December 2016

SOS Women’s Services – Stories of Survival

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SOS Women’s Services has spoken to women in NSW about their experience with domestic violence. The result is Stories of Survival – Uncovering Domestic Violence in your Community.

Uncovering domestic violence in your community – SOS Women’s Services

Homelessness Australia

Homelessness Australia has developed a summary of homelessness in NSW

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Download the SkillBot app

SkillBot – skills for life, a new and exciting mobile phone app for young people is now available FREE. This is an app with a difference; it contains loads of information and advice to assist young

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people navigating life’s ups and downs and transitioning to living independently.

Categories of the app are accommodation, money matters, relationships, jobs, general information, health and well being.

The topics are comprehensive and written in easy to language with links to official sites where necessary.

Download SkillBot from iTunes

Download SkillBot from Google Play

Download the Safe Around Me app

The Safe Around Me app provides information on recognising domestic and family violence, safety planning ideas, and a location-aware list of local services. This is a FREE app.

Download Safe Around Me from iTunes

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Download Safe Around Me from Google Play

Programs

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Leaving Violence

Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) provides outreach and ongoing support to women who wish to stay in a home of their choice and who are experiencing domestic/family violence.

South East Youth Accommodation Service

HousingProvides support, advocacy and  referrals for youth  who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness

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Provides safe and supportive crisis accommodation for women with or without children who are experiencing or escaping domestic/family violence.

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