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354 women and 199 children each year

Last year we supported 354 women and 199 children with secure refuge and outreach services

45 different cultural backgrounds

Last year we provided services to clients from 45 linguistic and cultural backgrounds

1 woman is killed almost every week

One woman is killed in Australia by a partner or ex-partner almost every week (Source DVRVC 2015)

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Will purchase a pair of warm pyjamas for a child when they arrive at late at night at the refuge


Will purchase a School Pack including backpack, lunchbox and drink bottle for a child starting at a new school


Will purchase a Linen Bedding Pack to provide fresh sheets, doona and towels for our clients when they first arrive at the refuge


Will purchase a Fresh Home Start Pack that includes cutlery, kettle and toaster when our clients move into more stable accommodation


Will enable a Kara House support worker to receive ongoing specialised children's training

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News and resources

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MOVING ON Family Violence Support Group starts 7 February

The next MOVING ON Family Violence Support Group will be starting on Thursday 7 February from 10am to 12pm. It's FREE and over 6 weeks enjoy relaxation activities like massage and music therapy as well as group discussions.

Latest news 40 years
Latest news

Kara House celebrates 40 years

Midsumma article

Joining in the fun at Midsumma Festival 2018

Industry news

Victorian family violence incidents rise. AAP 20/12/2018


Newsletter May 2018

Annual reports

Annual Report 2017-18