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by Em Phillips (subscribe)
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High Tea with a purpose
SAFETea for women
Image courtesy of safe steps facebook page.

When was the last time you and your closest friends saved a life together? SAFETea for women provides you that opportunity, to gather a group of friends and enjoy some high tea and entertainment on a Sunday afternoon in support of Safe steps Family Violence Response Centre.

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre is the 24/7 state-wide first responder for women and children experiencing family violence. The centre provides a range of services including: 24/7 family violence response line, risk assessment, emergency accommodation, safety planning, support, information, advocacy and referral services to enable women and children to become and stay free from violence. It is a non-for-profit service for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them.

The SAFETea for women event will help raise vital funds to provide 365 bed nights of emergency accommodation and support for women and children escaping family violence.

When: Sunday 26 June, 2-4pm at the Garden Room at Crown.

What: Great food and good company, silent auction, raffle, and entertainment.

Tickets $75 each. Tables of 10 available.

Tickets can be purchased through Trybooking .
For further information on the event, check out the facebook page.

Family Violence Facts

1 in 3 women in Australia are affected by family violence.

1 in 6 experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner.

61% of women experiencing family violence in Australia had children in their care whilst the violence occurred.

People leaving the home to escape family violence make up at least 36% of demand for homelessness services in Australia. Most of these are women and their children.

Women in Australia are three times more likely than men to experience violence at the hands of a partner.

In 2015, an average of more than one woman a week lost her life due to family violence.

Image courtesy of safe steps

Safe steps Family Violence Response Centre

Safe steps receives an average of 170 calls a day to our Family Violence Response Line - we fielded more than 60,000 calls last financial year.

Safe steps provides over 20,000 bed nights each year for women and children escaping the immediate risk of serious injury or death.

50% of women contacting safe steps have experienced threats to kill, strangulation, sexual assault, threats with a weapon, and stalking.

More than 50 per cent of the people safe steps help are under the age of 18.

Crisis calls to the service increased by 43 per cent between February 2015 and February 2016.

The first quarter of 2016 has also seen a 21 per cent increase in demand for safe steps' emergency accommodation.

For over 40 years safe steps has been the voice for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and children. For further information visit: www.safesteps.org.au
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Why? High Tea with a purpose
When: 2-4pm
Phone: (03) 9928 9600
Where: Garden Room, Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman Street Southbank, Victoria 3006
Cost: $75 each, Tables of 10 available.
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