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The FriendSafe Program

Using Revolutionary Technology To Aid Domestic Violence Survivors

A Personal Safety Device looks and acts like any other smart watch, with the important additional feature: The ability to connect with emergency services any time of the day or night 365 days a year, with the push of a button, eliminating the need for a phone.


Complementing the Friends With Dignity Urgent Request program, the FriendSafe initiative will provide an extra level of security to help those who have fled a violent situation, as well as those who may still be at risk, by providing them with a Personal Safety Device.

Devices in the Community
Applications in Progress

These devices are more suitable for

  • At immediate risk of abuse of violence


  • Have fled their homes or currently homeless


  • Awaiting availability in Refuge or housing


  • Still living in their home with the perpetrator, or the perpetrator has been removed from the family home


  • Living in their new home, however they currently feel unsafe in their home, or unsafe to undertake everyday activities outside the home

How to Apply?

Please complete the Application form if you are an Individual or Agency interested in accessing the FriendSafe Program.


For further information or to request an information session email friendsafe@friendswithdignity.org.au

How does it work?

When triggered the device will alert anyone identified in the individuals Safety Plan which has been digitally imbedded into the device.


Utilising the latest technology, monitored personal Safety alarms for individuals and families are now even more discreet than ever.


With the battery life of 72 hours, daily charging is not necessary. The user need only charge the watch while having dinner, and it’s good to go for another three days.

More about the program

The FriendSafe program is an initiative established to ensure everyone is able to practice a basic need of feeling safe and access to an immediate response when feeling threatened or at risk.


This partnership is important as we believe that by collaborating and working with other services and businesses, we can have a bigger impact and utilise resources to assist people or families at risk.

Ways to access
The FriendSafe Program

The FriendSafe Program can be accessed 3 ways


Funded by Grants, Corporate and Public Donations

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A fully funded 12 month program providing a Personal Safety Device PLUS a full 12 months of associated 24/7 monitoring for those who are referred by a Registered Agency, Service or Organisation, with the device to be used in conjunction with their Safety Management Plan.


Agencies can rent one or many Personal Safety Devices paying monthly monitoring fees and having these on hand when needed most.


Purchase a Personal Safety Device to add to your Safety Toolkit 

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The Personal Safety Device is available for Purchase from Friends With Dignity for those not associated with a referral service. Agencies and Individuals can purchase a Personal Safety Device outright with monthly monitoring fees to stay safer 24/7.

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