Centacare and Zahra Foundation Australia have joined forces to support women to rebuild their lives in the wake of domestic violence.
Together we are delivering Pathways to Empowerment, a weekly course to help women reconnect with their sense of self, their personal values, and set goals for the future.
The course runs each Wednesday at Murray Bridge and is supported by the Murray Mallee & Adelaide Hills Domestic Violence Service.
In 2019-20, the Murray Bridge-based service supported 288 clients (195 women and 93 children) compared with 243 clients in 2018-19.
Counselling and education plays a crucial role in breaking cycles of violence by empowering women to make informed decisions, shed feelings of shame, and begin to plan for their recovery.