If you are in danger call 000

Call Mary’s House Services on 1800 002 111

Call 24hr NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63

Call Lifeline on 13 11 14

Domestic abuse in any form is totally unacceptable.

Mary’s House Services is a not-for-profit organisation, funded by the community, which supports women and their children to escape and recover from domestic and family violence.

Live a life free of domestic violence and abuse.

Mary’s House Services mission is to empower women and children to live a life free of domestic violence and abuse.

Domestic violence doesnt know a postcode.

Family, domestic, and sexual violence permeate all age groups, demographics, and regions. Shockingly, statistics reveal that only 1 in 5 Australians acknowledge domestic violence as a prevalent issue in their communities.

Together, we can build hope and save lives.

At Mary’s House Services, we provide immediate critical care, safety, and shelter, and then access to legal and financial services and support, plus evidence-based therapeutic and wellbeing programs to women with varying and complex needs.

Mary's House Refuge

Need assistance? Call 1800 002 111

Daisy Outreach Centre

Need assistance? Call 1800 002 111

Say no to domestic violence in our community.

Domestic violence is most commonly understood to be violence and abuse perpetrated by a man upon his intimate partner. This understanding and definition is supported by the extensive body of research conducted over the last 50 years, primarily in North America and the United Kingdom.

Domestic violence may sometimes be referred to as intimate partner violence. In the overwhelming majority of incidents domestic violence is perpetrated by a man against a woman. Domestic violence also occurs in LGBTQIA+ relationships.

The term, ‘family violence,’ has also been used to refer to domestic violence, for example, in Australian family law and immigration law, although the strict definition of family violence incorporates violence and abuse occurring within a broad range of intrafamilial and kinship relationships, thus blurring the intrinsic nature and dynamics of the relationship of trust and intimacy and therefore its complexity.

Domestic violence occurs across all cultural and socio-economic groups.

 

The hard facts about domestic violence in Australia.

Your generosity can provide essential services and support to women and children requiring critical care.

At Mary’s House Services, we provide immediate critical care, safety, and shelter, and then access to legal and financial services and support to women and families that are victims of domestic violence.

Mary’s House Winter Appeal 2024
WINTER APPEAL

Say no to domestic violence in our community

Hear from Mary’s House Services clients in our pro bono produced and broadcast radio campaign.

Watch the Studio Ten interview
FAMILY VIOLENCE CRISIS

Hear from Yvette, Our CEO

Our Chief Executive Officer, Yvette, spoke with Studio Ten. Thank you to the team at Paramount for providing us the opportunity to speak to the community about domestic and family violence.

Ways to get involved

Upcoming Events

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Taiwan Charity Concert, raising funds for Mary's House Services
MONDAY 15 JULY 2024
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Sydney Male Choir
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2024
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Mary's House Walk 2024
SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2024
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DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE PROGRAMS

Community Programs for victim - survivors of D&FV

Through our outreach service the Daisy Centre, Mary's House Services offers women who have experienced domestic and family violence, a suite of programs, advice clinics and tailored casework services.

Some of the activities for community clients running at the Daisy Centre this term include:

  • Reflect and Restore
  • Black Box Parenting
  • Art Therapy
  • Connect
  • Financial Wellbeing workshop
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Our valued supporters

We are proud to partner with a number of organisation in our mission to offer hope, compassion and safety to women and children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse.

Thank you to our major supporters and pro-bono partners :

“I had no idea the people at Mary’s House would be the core of my new village, gently carrying me along in a piece of cotton wool through the process.”

Stay up to date with the latest from Mary's House Services

News & Media

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Action on violence falls well short
We need an exponential rise in frontline funding and specialist courts, writes Yvette Vignando of Mary’s...
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Celebrating Excellence: Mary's House Services Honoured with Community Builder Award
In the heart of North Sydney, amidst a community brimming with compassion and dedication, Mary’s...
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Understanding the warning signs of gendered abuse could save lives
Every day in Australia up to 10 women will be hospitalised from an attack by an abusive partner or family...
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