‘Life free from abuse’

SNAPSHOT from Anglicare Tasmania: Life free from abuse

Anyone in the North West who has experienced family violence can receive a helping hand from Anglicare as they set about re-building their lives.

For those who leave an abusive relationship, the weeks and months that follow can present challenges. “There can be a mixture of emotions – relief, guilt, fear, shame, confusion, sadness. It is a time when you may feel very vulnerable and often very isolated,” said Michael Voumard, Anglicare’s North West Area Manager. “Every situation is unique. It is a period when you are mapping out a new future for yourself and your children and need practical and emotional support”.

A confidential and free service from Anglicare offers assistance with housing, finances, medical and legal matters. “When you are feeling under pressure it can be helpful to have someone to connect you with the right service and even go along to appointments with you if needed,” said Michael.

A recent article by Elizabeth Broderick Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Graeme Innes Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner on, Protecting Women and Girls with Disability.  Also, A Christian Response to Domestic Violence.

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