27 Sep
  • By My Friends' Place

MFP to receive Westpac 2017 Community Grant

My Friends’ Place are honoured to share the following statement received from Westpac: We are delighted to confirm that My Friends’ Place has been selected to receive the Westpac 2017 Community Grant – congratulations! Westpac received 1,110 applications from not-for-profit organisations across Australia and we’re so pleased that you will be one of the 200 […]

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12 Dec
  • By My Friends' Place

My Friends’ Place Statement

My Friends’ Place Statement: 12th December 2016 Many of you would be aware that My Friends’ Place provide emergency accommodation to women experiencing or at risk of homelessness as a result of domestic violence, abuse, assault or other unsafe living arrangements. Quite often, we catch the women who do not qualify for refuge because the […]

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20 Nov
  • By My Friends' Place

Domestic violence and animal abuse

There is an undeniable link between the perpetrators of domestic violence and animal abuse. A new study is currently under way to assess this link in Australia. Domestic violence is on the increase in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that 1 in 3 women in this country have experienced violence from a man […]

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15 Nov
  • By My Friends' Place

The Psychological Wounds of Domestic Violence

For many people, there are few things that evoke a more reassuring sense of warmth, comfort, stability, and safety than going home. Many people see their home as a personal stronghold—a bastion of unconditional love and support. At home we tend to have more freedom, more time for family, and for a few hours, at […]

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09 Nov
  • By My Friends' Place

Domestic violence: Video evidence aids victims

The battle to curb domestic violence has stepped up a notch in the ACT with the first conviction using a video statement from a victim, captured at the time of the alleged offence. Since May, police have been able to take video statements from family violence victims for use in court proceedings. The law was […]

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