Women's refuges

Women's refuges (Rebecca's story)

Our women's refuges help people like Rebecca* work through the myriad of emotions and provide tools to make critical decisions about the next stage of their life.

“I have a long journey ahead of me but with the programs, workshops, and one-on-one time with my support worker, I feel there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Ozcare has helped me realise that the way my ex-partner treated me was not okay and was not normal. They made me feel accepted and understood.

For the first time I have goals and I can see that I can achieve them and that was something that I didn’t ever see before.

I know now that no woman deserves to be treated badly and that there is a better life. If I knew that there was this type of support offered I think it would have helped me to leave a long time ago.”

If you’re looking for assistance or advice about domestic or family violence, call DV Connect on 1800 811 811.

*Name has been changed for confidentiality

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