impact is a volunteer run organisation providing assistance to women and children fleeing extreme violence at home via agencies delivering crisis accommodation.
is an equal-opportunity destroyer
affecting families regardless of religious, cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, educational, employment or sobriety status.
impact was founded in 2006
by Kathy Kaplan OAM and a small group of her friends.
Australian Stats & Facts
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Glen Eira City Council presented its annual Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year Awards during an Australia Day Breakfast at Town Hall on Friday 19 January.
Guest speaker at the Breakfast was the founder of impact Kathy Kaplan OAM. impact is a volunteer-run organisation providing assistance to women and children fleeing extreme violence at home.
Click here for full Glen Eira City Council News.
Photos courtesy of David Jacobs, Josh Burns and activity volunteers:
Click here for a snippet of the activity on the day
Click here for what Inspector Drew Morgan's words
Click here and here for a feel for our memorial for the 18 Australian women killed so far this year
SOME FACTS & STATS:
** A House Bag is a humungous bag full of items for Case Workers to distribute to the women in their care on an as-need basis including hygene products, household products, dinner sets, clothing, bed linen and more
This beautiful song was written by Tina Arena and Kate Miller-Heidke when they discovered they each had a friend suffering in an abusive relationship. It is a loving, open hearted invitation to anyone in similar pain to release yourself "When You're Ready", and to know you are never alone. Click on the image to be taken to the vid of this gorgeous song.
And, finally, a TV campaign that recognises that Family Abuse
is more than just a bruise.