We know the statistics are beyond alarming.
Yet these numbers only just touch the surface of the deep suffering that women and children experience.
We know that on average across Australia one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner. We hear an incident of domestic and family violence is reported to the police every two minutes.
We see that women and their children are living in distress every day, terrorised and vulnerable through manipulation, control and fear.
And to be perfectly honest, we have had enough. We want to play our part in the change that is needed.
The issue of domestic and family violence in Australia is significant – it is greater than BaptistCare HopeStreet could ever have anticipated when we first began working in this area over 30 years ago.
Over this time, we have developed a whole of family approach that seeks to end the cycle of abuse and build safer families.
This means coming alongside women and children, to help them rebuild their lives and to have new choices. In working with their choices, our focus remains constant - our priority is always their safety and wellbeing.