It is important to learn to use the internet safely, especially if you are living with  a person who may use violence against you. You may not want them to find out which websites you have visited, or read emails you have sent, especially if they relate to domestic violence. Open the 'Using the internet safely' fact sheet for more details.

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     Have a safe 2017

 

 In an emergency please call triple zero (000)

For counselling & support call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

For emergency accommodation call Link2Home (1800 152 152)

 

The Central Coast is a beautiful geographical area with many pristine beaches and wonderful Australian bushland. It is situated just north of Sydney, NSW. Unfortunately violence and abuse profoundly affects the lives and safety of many living within this area, similar in fact, to most other communities.

The Lotus symbolises that even from the worst situation one can always pull through renewed and revitalized.  It starts as a small flower down at the bottom of a mucky, smelly pond. It slowly grows up towards the waters surface continually moving towards the light. Once it comes to the surface of the water the Lotus flower begins to blossom and turn into a beautiful successful flower.

Domestic violence and abuse affects many people. One in three women are  subjected to domestic violence during their lives – women from all backgrounds, and from all cultures and age groups. One in five children and young people witness or experience violence and abuse at home.

 

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  White Ribbon Day is Tuesday, 25th November, show your support by wearing a white  ribbon on this day and throughout November. Ribbons may be purchased at Suzanne Grae stores or online at  White Ribbon Australia.

 

While living free from violence is everyone's right, reducing violence is everyone's responsibility. 

  

 

 Domestic Violence is a crime. There is no excuse for violence. If you or someone you know is a  victim of violence or abuse there is help available.  If you are in immediate danger (if your life or your children’s life is being threatened) call 000 and ask for the police or for other help ring the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 from anywhere in NSW, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Translators are available.

Domestic Violence is a breach and violation of Human Rights. It is a crime against the individual and against society. Domestic violence is a problem for the whole of society and not just an individual or private problem. It requires a comprehensive response from government and the community to remove barriers to women and  children´s safety and empowerment wherever they occur.

Central Coast Community Against Violence and Abuse has a wide range of supporting information for those who have experienced violence and abuse. This is also useful for concerned family and friends. Central Coast Community Against Violence and Abuse is also for those who work and seek to use best practice to prevent and respond to violence and abuse.

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Domestic and Family Violence is a crime. There is no excuse for violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of violence or abuse, there is help available. If you are in immediate danger (if your life or your children´s life is being threatened) call 000 (triple zero) and ask for the police or for other help ring the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 from anywhere in NSW, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Translators are available.