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Spring Soiree

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we welcome spring in style at the Spring Soiree with Friends, the event of the season!
This enchanting soirée will take place on Saturday, August 10, at the fabulous Glasshouse at The Island Gold Coast. Doors open at 6 PM and the magic lasts until late.

April PJ Drive

Every April at Friends with Dignity we hold our PJ Drive where we ask the community to donate new pyjamas for children from babies to size kids 16.
These PJs are then given to local refuges and services for the children in their care ensuring that they have a lovely fresh pair of jammies to cuddle in to.

Back to School Drive

Being a kid can be tough. Being a kid when things aren’t great can be even tougher.

Now in its seventh year, the Friends with Dignity annual Back to School Drive helps support our Little Friends in refuge to stand out for all the right reasons this coming school year.

Volunteer with us

Considering volunteering with us? By doing so you will be joining a passionate and dedicated team of people who are actively engaging to make a difference for men, women and children affected by Domestic and Family Violence.


We host monthly webinars for anyone interested in learning more about opportunities with Friends with Dignity. Information sessions are held on every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm AEST via Microsoft teams

Our Programs

Did you know there are several ways you can support Friends with Dignity?

The Sanctuary




Little Friends

Little Friends

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Meet our CEO

Manuela Whitford, married, mother of 3, is passionate and committed to helping others.


Born in Mozambique and grew up in South Africa. A Registered Nurse of over 25yrs, she has always made time to give back to her Community in one way or another.

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Who are Friends
with Dignity?

Friends with Dignity is a volunteer based not-for-profit registered charity that provides practical programs to assist victim-survivors of domestic violence in collaboration with refuge and crisis centres.

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