“I’ve had a sanctuary to heal in and the most brilliant support in sorting my life out”.
“I will be forever thankful and blessed for the support at Court”.
“My DV worker was good and always there for me. The service helped me out when I was down, put food on my table when I couldn’t afford to. To be honest, I would have struggled heaps of times but didn’t because of the support.”
“I believe this organisation doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. The staff are amazing and the refuge was great, it had everything a mother and her children need. We felt safe. Thank you for helping my children. Sometimes I sit back and watch them and think, are they really my kids? We were all so broken when we came to you but now, we are mending and loving our new life. Thank you again.”
“My favourite thing about the holiday which the refuge offered me and my son was trip to the zoo and especially the seal show. The seal was waving and clapping, and my one-year-old son was squealing with joy at the sight of this. The holiday was very beneficial for us as it gave us time away from the refuge to have fun together”.
“The refuge was the life saver that I needed. By allowing a safe place to sleep, I was finally able to unlearn the behavioural patterns that kept me in the abusive cycle. They taught me the life skills I needed to be able to live independently. “
“I was able to keep my cat, who is the only family I have left, which was highly beneficial for my mental health and my sense of hope for the future. “
“I want to thank DV West for helping me through the hardest and most scariest time of my life. And for all the support with everything: moving, housing, court, and emotional support.”