WHO ARE WE FUNDRAISING FOR?
Profits raised from Dangerous Females fundraising activities will be donated to Australian services that prevent and support women who are victims of abuse, assault and domestic violence. These services provide a range of support to our communities from women’s shelters, advocacy, domestic violence counselling and community education, emergency safety planning and re-homing from violence situations.
Dangerous Females selects Australia services every six months, with 100% of profits raised being donated to these services. We have written authority to fundraise for our past and current fund recipients. From January to June 2020 profits will be donated to the following service -
Djirra – Melbourne
Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.
There service focuses on prevention of family violence, along with running cultural and wellbeing workshops. They also run with Koori Women’s Place, a safe space for women to gather and participate in activities, get personalised support, connect with lawyers, meet with counsellor and talk about issues.
Macleod Accommodation Support Service – Gold Coast
Macleod Accommodation Support Service provides women and children experiencing domestic violence with a high quality standard of safe accommodation and support services in an environment of continuous improvement. The model is based on unit style independent living and a 24 hour on-call response is provided to all residents.
Services are provided on a continuum:
Refuge – crisis accommodation with high level of support
External Crisis housing – short term accommodation with medium/low level of support
Outreach support – minimal support to women and children relocating within the local community, including our Safe Multicultural Space (SMS) group for culturally and linguistically diverse women
Previous Fundraising Recipients
July to December 2019 – Total raised: $18, 976
From July to December 2019 we raised funds for Waratah in South Australia. Waratah provides free, specialised and therapeutic intervention, counselling and support services for people who have experienced sexual assault and/or sexual abuse and/or family domestic violence.
In our first year of fundraising - June 2018 – June 2019 - Dangerous Females raised a total of $52 047 that was sent directly to the following services:
From January – June 2019 funds were raised for Georgina Martina Inc. - Victoria and Ruby Gaea in the Northern Territory. Georgina Martina Inc. operates a state-wide family violence support and accommodation service via two high security refuges - Georgina and Martina. Ruby Gaea is the sole non-government provider of specialist post-initial trauma sexual assault counselling, education and training service in the Northern Territory. They provide free & confidential counselling for women and children who have been affected by sexual violence.
From July to December 2018 funds were raised for DVConnect Womensline in Queensland and Dawn House in Darwin. DV Connect is a state wide telephone services for domestic and family violence 24 hours a day. They provide practical assistance for women and their children who are in danger from a violent partner or family member. Dawn House provides services to women and children escaping violence, including a women's shelter, counselling and domestic violence prevention community education.