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Tackling loneliness for women impacted by family and domestic violence

Inequality is rising, the strength of community is waning, and loneliness and social isolation is a problem that we must tackle together. This is particularly so for women and children who have experienced family violence. New social connections and relationships need to be forged; old ones must be rebuilt.

CEO of McAuley Community Services for Women, Jocelyn Bignold, and Board member Dr Anita Morris have contributed an article to the March 2018 national homelessness publication, Parity, which looks at these issues above, and the future of women's refuges.
 
McAuley's approach is not just about providing practical immediate support for women and her children who've experienced family violence. It also aims to equip them with life skills, employment and housing as well as supporting them to create new social connections and rebuild old ones.
 
Read the full text, here.
 
The image above is from the book Smarty Pants, Kitty or Tiger? which features artwork and stories from women and children who stayed in McAuley's family violence crisis service. It can be ordered here.




 
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