Domestic Violence Resources

Domestic Violence

Resources to help individuals and churches respond to domestic violence.


Articles and “how to’s”

In August 2015, Southern Cross published a cover story about domestic violence in the lives of church members

‘Victim To Their Charms’ Domestic Violence – Southern Cross Aug 2015

Part of the above article but useful as a standalone resource is Nicky Lock’sHow To Respond‘ list of action and advice when we experience domestic violence in our lives or the lives of those around us:

Domestic Violence -How To Respond


Links to other resources:

1800 Respect
Support a friend or family member experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault.

1800 Respect – ‘Daisy’ App
Daisy is an app that connects women around Australia to services. Daisy can link you up with a service phone number, be used to search the internet for more information and let you know what to expect when contacting a service. Family members and friends can use Daisy to gather information and support a loved one’s decision making. Available for Android and iOS devices.

Aurora App
The Aurora domestic and family violence app is for people experiencing domestic and family violence or for those worried about their relationship. It is also a valuable resource for those worried that a friend or family member is experiencing domestic and family violence.
The app contains useful and potentially life-saving information including:

  • emergency contacts,
  • information on the sorts of behaviour considered to be domestic and family violence
  • vital information and links to support services available in NSW.

Importantly, the app also allows the user to message their trusted friends and family members or call emergency services immediately.
Available for Android and iOS devices