Communicare is a dynamic charity which helps more than a quarter of a million Australians every year. Since 1977, the organisation has grown rapidly establishing a reputation for innovation, leadership and professional excellence in Support Services.
Friday June 12th will see Communicare add to its long history of providing high quality family and domestic violence support services to women, children and men throughout WA, when it expands on its men’s residential behaviour change program for perpetrators of family and domestic violence by officially opening their additional “Transition Out” supported accommodation services.
Communicare was proud to present its annual National Families Week Drawing Competition on May 15th to May 21st. Now in its 5th year, the competition encouraged imagination and innovation whilst providing young children a great opportunity to reflect on their families and their communities. Children aged from birth to 12 years in Western Australia were invited to submit an original drawing, painting or other 2D creation and we were very excited to receive over 100 entries from as far north as Geraldton, as far south as Albany, as far east as Kalgoorlie and everywhere in between!
Applications are now open for interested organisations to submit an Expression of Interest to deliver one or more of the Communicare Communities for Children Armadale activities designed to enable us to implement our 2015-2019 strategies.
Communicare is proud to be supporting National Families Week in 2015. Our annual drawing competition encourages imagination and provides a great opportunity to develop your skills in visual arts, whilst thinking about what activities you like to do with your family in the community.
Communicare has a long history of providing high quality family and domestic violence services to women, children and men throughout WA, including the only residential behaviour change program for perpetrators of Family Violence in the Southern Hemisphere – Communicare Breathing Space. Adding to this portfolio, Communicare will be providing accommodation and support services to women and children experiencing family violence. This Women’s Refuge, Tuart House, is based in the South West region of WA and will be operational from April 2015.
Communicare, is continuing to call for earlier and more proactive intervention to family and domestic violence following the release of the Opportunities for Early Intervention report by the Centre of Innovative Justice (CIJ) on March 19, which explains the need for a National Plan and a collective response to family and domestic violence to intervene at the source of the problem; otherwise victims will remain at risk as the cycle of violence by men is perpetrated against current or new partners and families, increasing the impacts experienced by children and intergenerational family violence. The report also provides compelling statistics on the true cost of family and domestic violence, indicating that family violence is the most significant contributor to death, disability or illness in women aged 15 to 44 and that one woman is killed almost every week by a partner or ex-partner.
Communicare is calling all local Armadale families and community members to have their say! Feedback and input is being sought on the changing needs of local families and how we can support families in the area through Communities for Children activities.
Communicare, along with another 201 Australian organisations and community groups, are joining together to call for an end to the detention of children once and for all following the release of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention which provides compelling evidence that Australia needs to cease these policies and practices and ensure they are never repeated.
The Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA) invites all community members to attend the 24th Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March.