- Department of Communities – Stopping Family Violence is funded, by the Department of Communities to provide perpetrator intervention sector support in Western Australia. In this role, we seek to be a voice to the sector providing advocacy, training and professional development services, and working with organisations to pilot new programs and change community perceptions about family and domestic violence
- Lotterywest –
- Thanks to funding from Lotterywest Stopping Family Violence is proud to be working with providers in the Kimberley to improve perpetrator accountability and address some of the potential additional intersecting factors impacting women and children experiencing family and domestic violence during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery period. Some of these include social distancing, isolation and alcohol abuse as a result of the COVID 19 restrictions which may increase risk for victim-survivors of family and domestic violence.
- Lotterywest also supported 29 delegates from regional WA, and 54 from small not-for-profit organisations, to attend the Intersectionalities in domestic violence conference in 2019 either fully or partially funded. Regional attendees also had their travel and accommodation covered by this generous contribution. Support of this kind enables small and regional organisations to provide their staff with professional development and directly impacts services in the community through service improvement
- Thanks to WACOSS SFV have been able to provide DV informed peer supervision to support the work during the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery period
- Thanks to seed funding from WACOSS, Women’s Community Health Services and Stopping Family Violence are working together to develop a pilot program called Preventing Violence Together. This program will focus on early intervention and we hope that it will be an agent of change in demonstrating to the community that everyone has a role to play in keeping women and children safe from fear of violence
- Newmont Community Support Fund – Thanks to funding from the Newmont Community Support Fund Stopping Family Violence has been able to deliver Safe and Together training free of charge to 60 people. Safe and Together training provides workers with a structure and language to describe and formalise their work. It focuses on a survivor’s strengths whilst pivoting to the perpetrator through a perpetrator-pattern approach to reduce risk and harm to the child and overall family functioning. Newmont Community Support Fund has enabled SFV to respond to the huge number of requests we have received asking for support for small not for profits, such as refuges, to provide this training to their staff. We believe that the impact of this training will be felt in communities right across Western Australia, particularly post COVID-19 when we have seen an increase in family and domestic violence.