Our Values

Feminism

We work from a feminist perspective and framework and uphold the belief that structural inequalities in society greatly disadvantage and affect the opportunity’s and experiences of women.

We believe that every person has the right to an adequate standard of living, which includes the right to adequate housing, the right to live free from violence and abuse.

Social Justice and Human Rights Based
We believe that every person has the right to an adequate standard of living, which includes the right to adequate housing, the right to live free from violence and abuse.

Core Values

Rights Based

That violence is a fundamental violation of human rights and unacceptable in any form

Safety

The safety of women and children is of paramount consideration in any response

Empowerment

We work in a way that builds on their strengths, fosters hope, optimism and builds
resilience

Persistence

We are committed to reaching out to women to help them through crisis and to work
alongside them to achieve their goals. We support and advocate relentlessly no matter how many hurdles faced.

Respect

We will treat everyone with dignity, respect and sensitivity.

Diversity

Disadvantage and violence is experienced by women regardless of class, ethnicity, religion,
age, abilities, sexuality or diverse bodies.

Confidentiality

We will protect confidentiality wherever possible and create an environment of respect and privacy.

Access and Equity

We will respond to women and children and provide accessible support in a fair and
equitable manner.

Collaborative Practice

We are committed to improving service responses through greater coordination and
integration.

Community Based

We seek to be a sustainable and viable Organisation accountable to clients, funders and the community.

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