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If you need support after hours you can call safe steps Family Violence Response Centre of Victoria on 03 9322 3555 or country toll free on 1800 015 188. For emergency assistance, call Police on 000.

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Kicking off on Monday 17 July 2017, FVPLS Victoria will take on the 5 Week #BlakOnRepeat Wardrobe Challenge.

Our team created the 5 Week #BlakOnRepeat Challenge, as we have wardrobes full of clothes that we rarely wear, with the opportunity to go out and buy more. Many of the women who access our service do not have this luxury. Therefore we are hosting this Challenge to not only assess our spending habits but to also collect quality clothing pieces to pass onto our women.

Find out more or register for the Challenge here...

NAIDOC Celebration - Official announcement of 'Djirra'

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FVPLS Victoria held our annual NAIDOC Week morning tea on Tuesday 4 July 2017. It was an extra special celebration this year, as FVPLS Victoria Board Chair Marion Hansen announced the name of our Koori women’s place as Djirra. The announcement coincides with the theme of NAIDOC Week 2017 focusing on Our Languages Matter.

FVPLS Victoria CEO Antoinette Braybrook addressed a packed room, speaking on the importance of the day, which was reflected by the record crowd attendance. “Today is a landmark for our organisation, a step towards our long-held vision to create a one-of-a-kind community place for Koori women from across Victoria, including victims and survivors of family violence,” said Ms Braybrook.

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Image: Inala Wise, Taleisha Wise, Attorney-General Martin Pakula, FVPLS CEO Antoinette Braybrook, Federal Member for Isaacs Mark Dreyfus. Photo: James Henry