On Sunday 31st August more than 18 DM Civil runners and walkers joined the Zonta House Refuge Association’s 50 + entrants in the Perth City to Surf fun run. The charity raised more than $12,000 for victims of domestic and family violence but also raised awareness of Family and Domestic Violence in the community with their eye catching yellow T-shirts. DM Civil pledged to match the registration fee for their employees and have raised an impressive $1,000 for the charity.
Zonta House Refuge Association grew from a need which was first recognised by Diane Annear, the inaugural Coordinator of the Refuge. Whilst there was crisis accommodation for women with children in the 1980’s, there was no support for women without children. The refuge was thus established in 1984 to support women over the age of 18 who are dealing with domestic and family violence, homelessness, mental health and any other crisis.
The association has achieved many milestones over the past three decades including:
Supporting more than 8,000 Perth women that have dealt with domestic or family violence, homelessness, mental health and any other crises.
Initiating a mental health program in conjunction with Fremantle Hospital.
Building a housing portfolio to 18 properties (including the crisis refuge and 17 other transitional and permanent houses, totalling 48 beds).
Launching the Positive Pathways program as a more holistic service delivery model for clients which includes education workshops, starting over support, counselling, community awareness and mentoring.
DM Civil are delighted to support a worthy cause. Zonta House Refuge are also on Facebook, where you can find out more about how you can assist: https://www.facebook.com/zontahouserefuge
Please consider showing your support for Zonta House by clicking their logo below to visit their website and donate (external link).