The sad reality is one in four children are exposed to domestic and family violence in Australia.
Each year, our Domestic and Family Violence Refuge provides secure, short-term accommodation and intensive support for around 70 families escaping violence in the home.
Families like Karen's.
Karen's husband became abusive soon after the birth of their first child. This only escalated throughout their relationship.
She was physically assaulted and beaten. With five kids aged three to 13, it was difficult to seek help as her husband isolated her from friends and controlled their finances.
Leaving home meant no money or a place to live for her and her five kids.