Simone Patterson was our Guest Speaker at our October 17th 2019 meeting.
The Sanctuary for Women, Children & Pets which is a safe haven for women and children escaping domestic violence.
Pictured is President Lion Peter, Vice District Governor Lion Narelle Parkins and Simone Patterson from the Sanctuary.
Simone did 2 things that evening.
1st/ Collected Household Donations from our D and D promotion. De-Clutter and Donate … So it is the perfect time to clean out your home and garage and donate items. Simone is looking for household items like Clothing, Bedding, Tools, Toys, Kitchenware and any useful Household item.
Simone our Guest Speaker. She spoke about The Sanctuary for Women, Children & Pets which is a safe haven for women and children escaping domestic violence.
Every 3 minutes someone in Australia calls police about Domestic Violence.
It is sad to think that more than one women’s life is lost to domestic violence every day in Australia. So what happens to the kids?
Did you know that more than over 3,000 people are living on the streets of the Gold Coast and Brisbane? Many are women and children who are victims of domestic violence. They have no place to go, nowhere safe to sleep and no support to help them to rebuild their lives.
Domestic violence has no class barriers. Women suffering from Domestic Violence range from Tertiary educated to early school leavers. The emotional traumas are the same for all victims of Domestic Violence….
Read more at http://sanctuaryrefuge.com.au/our-work/
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