Urgent Requests Program2017-05-19T08:59:05+10:00

Proudly supporting Victims 
of Domestic Violence 
re-build their lives with

Purpose, Dignity & Hope

If you feel like your safety is in immediate danger, don’t mess around.

Call 000 NOW!

Domestic violence affects us all

Research shows that one in three women and one in five men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. That’s someone’s sister, brother, mother, father, aunty, uncle, best friend—someone that you know. Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate in age, gender, culture, religion or economic background. It affects us all.

Making life a little easier

We work on a referral basis only through registered referring agencies who contact us with a request.

We have 48 hours to complete the request

Urgent requests are filled for people in refuge or that have already settled in their new homes. Their clients may have just arrived in refuge and need a cot for their baby, toiletries for themselves, or they may have just moved into their new home and need a dining table.

Types of requests we receive:

  • A bicycle to help a little friend get to and from school.
  • Driving lessons for a mum learning independence for the first time.
  • A formal dress for a little friend celebrate the end of her schooling with her friends.
  • Baby things to setup a nursery for a mum who was eight months pregnant and just left an abusive relationship
  • A chest of drawers for a refuge
  • Removalist costs to help a family escape a violent home

…and the list goes on

Making the magic happen

This is where YOU our amazing supporters come in. We go through the list of donations we’ve received, and put a call out through our Friends With Dignity Facebook page with the details of the request.

We never know their names

We never meet our clients nor do we ever know their names. We work through our network of referring agencies to ensure our clients’ privacy is always protected. We are here with no judgement but to ensure they have a friend they may never meet and are treated with dignity.

Many of the families write to us through the referring agency with feedback and those letters make it all worthwhile. Our little friends often send a drawing, and those not only bring a tear to the eye, but they remind us of the profound difference we have all made to that family. It’s about making a difference to “One Friend at a time”.

Making dreams come true

UR8 Formal DressA young lady wanting to attend her Junior School Formal, however with very limited funds this was only something this young friend could dream of!

With funds raised within a day through our Urgent Requests Program we were able to inform the Support Worker that mum was able to take her daughter shopping!

The Support Worker went onto say that it was such a special thing to be a part of, watching this young lady being fussed over and pampered.

How can you help?


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