• Supporting women and children

DV Resources

WOMENS’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ADVOCACY SERVICES (WDVCASs) provide women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence with information, advocacy and referrals – 1800 WDVCAS or 1800 938 227.

NSW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LINE the Domestic Violence Line is a NSW state-wide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women, including trans women – 1800 656 463.

1800 RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service, open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse – 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

KIDS HELPLINE Anytime, Any reason, Kids Helpline are open to answer your calls, emails or for WebChat.

RAPE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES free 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling – 1800 424 017.

IMMIGRATION ADVICE AND RIGHTS CENTRE helping vulnerable people navigate Australian immigration law – 02 9234 0700.

NO TO VIOLENCE Men’s Referral Service is available 7 days for men who use family violence and to friends and ­­­­­­­­­­­family who are concerned about someone they know using family violence – 1300 766 491.

Delvena Women and Children’s Refuge – has been providing crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence exclusively for approximately 35 years.

Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre began managing Delvena Women and Children’s Refuge in late 2014.

Delvena can accommodate five families in a boarding house model of communal living.

The refuge has five bedrooms, several kitchens, several bathrooms and a welcoming living area, playground and backyard for the children.

The local community have been actively engaged in supporting the women and children at Delvena for many years.
This community connection reaffirms for women and children staying at Delvena that they are valued.
This close relationship with the local community inspires and builds confidence for the women to continue their journey free from violence and abuse.

Thank you to the beautiful fundraising efforts from the community of Lane Cove, grants supplied by Lane Cove Council, Lane Cove Rotary Sydney Edible Garden Trail and Mosman Rotary we managed to complete renovating our backyard for Stage 2.

We now have a beautiful garden for our families to relax and restore themselves, getting ready for their new life ahead.

Thank you to these organisations for grants that made our
backyard dream come true!




Previously we thanked Trent Zimmerman MP and the Rotary Club of Mosman for funding that enabled us to update our softfall in Delvena, this was Stage 1 of our plan to renovate the back yard,

Grace City Church Chatswood recently held a Community Impact Day at Delvena
Watch a small snippet on this video to see what many hands can do!
We are SO grateful for their energy and friendly smiles

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