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Helen Bolton steps down as CEO of the SAFV Centre

Message from Renee Fiolet, Chair  It is with both sadness and respect that I announce on behalf of The Board of The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, that after thirteen years of service, Helen Bolton has resigned from her position as Chief Executive Officer of The SAFV Centre. Helen commenced as our CEO in... Read more

2023 Ruth Isbel Staff Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce Marita Carracher, Family Violence Counselling Program – Practitioner, as the recipient of the Ruth Isbel Staff Excellence Award for 2023 in the South West. The Ruth Isbel Staff Excellence Award was established in 2021 following the tragic loss of Ruth Isbel, Emma House Executive Officer who was an inspirational leader... Read more

Our Year of Impact

We are pleased to share the final Annual Report for Emma House, highlighting our year of impact assisting women and their children who are experiencing or have experienced family violence. The past twelve months has brought stability to Emma House, with the decision made in December 2022 by our dedicated members to bring Emma House... Read more

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

We’re pleased to invite you to the showcase of art pieces from our Lived Experience Art Exhibition for 16 Days of Activism. The exhibition draws upon the lived experience of women who have been impacted by family violence. The strength and resilience of the women has been showcased through creative expressions, highlighting their journey toward... Read more

Emma House joins The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (The SAFV Centre) and Emma House Domestic Violence Service (Emma House) have officially united, creating a stronger and sustainable future for women’s services in the South West. In December last year, following robust consultation and due diligence, Emma House members voted unanimously in favour of the acquisition of... Read more

2022 Ruth Isbel Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce Jodie Dunn, Acting Team Leader Case Management as the recipient of the Ruth Isbel Staff Excellence Award for 2022. Jodie was nominated by her peers for demonstrating her commitment to Emma House and their clients, particularly through the recent tough times, all with a smile on her face. Staff have... Read more

2022 Annual General Meeting – Outcome of the Special Resolution

At the Emma House Annual General Meeting on 20 December, members voted on a Special Resolution that would enable the proposed merger with the Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SAFV) Centre to proceed. The Board is very pleased to announce members voted to merge. This represents a new era for Emma House, one that will... Read more

2022 Emma House Annual General Meeting

Join us for our 2022 Emma House Annual General Meeting. Date:   Tuesday 20 December 2022 Time:  5:30PM for a 5:45PM start Place: Upstairs Foyer, Lighthouse Theatre and online via Zoom (zoom commences at 5:45PM) The meeting will feature our very own Therapeutic Service Team Leader Jayne Hatherall as a Guest Speaker. We’re excited that Jayne... Read more

16 Days of Activism 2022

About 16 Days of Activism 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) until 6 December (Human Rights Day). It is a global initiative to address gender inequality and to end violence against women and children. This year... Read more

Partnership exploration – Emma House and The SAFV Centre

Emma House Domestic Violence Service (Emma House) and The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (The SAFV Centre)  have formed a partnership to explore the opportunity of becoming a merged organisation. Emma House and The SAFV Centre recognise a strong alliance between the two specialist family violence organisations; they each share similar philosophy, purpose and... Read more
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