Taking A Stand Against Domestic Violence


Family Services Illawarra’s Staying Home Leaving Violence Worker, and the Illawarra’s Committee Against Domestic Violence Chairperson Debbie Gaudie, presented the Housing Trust with its White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation.

The Housing Trust is the first business in the Wollongong region to receive this accreditation recognizing its leadership in Domestic Violence and Response.

A key support against domestic violence is the Housing Trust’s policy providing up to 10 days of special leave to help it’s employees get real support to leave domestic violence relationships.

Mrs Gaudie whose work in Family Services Illawarra’s Staying Home Leaving Violence program is well known across the region says, “We want to recognise those businesses that are going above and beyond by taking a public stand against Domestic Violence and helping it’s employees who are caught in violent relationships.”