SOS Women’s Services advocates on behalf of women’s and girls’ services in NSW to strengthen and improve Government responses to domestic violence and trauma, and ensure women and girls have safe places to go and the support they need.
Our successful campaigning has led to all refuges in NSW having their Government funding extended to 2020, and we’ll keep raising issues as they arise to help inform Government policy.
We look forward to continuing to work with all of you and the NSW Government on making further improvements.
In August 2016 we submitted two proposals to the NSW Government:
A proposal to establish Domestic Violence Prevention Clinics - a first in Australia - at every women's health centre in NSW. The proposal, which has the support of all 17 women's health centres, provides a one-stop-shop for women wanting to leave abusive relationships or stay safely in their homes and would reduce the reliance on crisis services.
A proposal to update women's domestic violence refuges from communal living to self-contained units starting with four pilot sites and accepting a generous offer from The Sebastian Foundation to be involved.