This month the studio had a very big night out. Rikki Lee, The Blackties, and The Newtones got the party started at The second annual Halo Ball. A fantastic event supporting a much underfunded problem across many communities.
An amazing night was had by all (especially the Be you’s table) and through the donations and generosity of the attendees, BaptistCare raised over $100,000 for women and children breaking free from the cycle of domestic and family violence.
These valuable funds enable BaptistCare to continue their work transforming the lives of hundreds of families to help end the cycle of abuse. BaptistCare’s ‘whole of family’ approach supports families through counselling, men’s behaviour change programs, crisis and long term accommodation for women and children as well as no-interest loans. Delivered through centres that mould their services to suit the needs of local communities and clients. BaptistCare has now provided support to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence for over 30 years. People impacted by domestic violence are often made vulnerable through manipulation, control and fear. Domestic violence doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or even other types of abuse. We heard from Mary a very special speaker who escaped domestic violence on the night, watch her story below.
Domestic Violence can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status or location.
If you want to help! Click here and select Halo Ball from the drop down menu to add your contribution. Alternatively if you’d like to register your interest as a sponsor or guest at next year’s Halo Ball email today and BaptistCare be in touch.
If you know somone in immediate danger you should always call Triple Zero (000). You can call also BaptistCare’s Domestic Violence Hotline – 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au
For other information, support and help, call the 24 hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63. To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the 24 hour Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.