Our services are opening in 2024

Our services are opening in 2024

Lived experience advocate Jane Matts, 16-year-old youth advocate Alyssa, and survivor Faith Labaro say it’s vital to prioritise the voices of those who have experienced domestic and family violence. Picture by Robert Peet.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Illawarra Women’s Trauma Recovery Centre will be situated on the land of the Dharawal Nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and we pay our respects to Elders past and present for they hold the memories, traditions and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. 

This land is, was, and always will be traditional Aboriginal land. We acknowledge that we work in the context of generations of resilient, strengths-based, holistic resistance to violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

We commit to actively supporting and promoting the voices of Aboriginal people and organisations in our work. We fully support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.