We are currently seeking funds to provide counselling support and wellbeing workshops to women and children from Asian, African and Middle Eastern communities who are escaping domestic violence in Australia.

The COVID-19 situation has exacerbated domestic violence and abuse within such families – women and children are living under crippling stress and the fear of death. During the lockdown itself, more than 400 counselling sessions have been provided to help women with the process of rebuilding their lives. As these women build up their self-esteem, they not only live a life of dignity themselves but they also become role models for their children. Although realising that they are responsible for what happens next is both frightening and exciting for these women, they learn to own their lives as no one else will. Our task in supporting such victims to become survivors has been monumental, especially when they have minor children under their care.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson

Taking person-centred modality as the baseline, it is layered as needed with narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed therapy, mindful-based therapy, solution-focussed therapy and CBT – amongst other ones. In a safe and supportive environment, they are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions completely free of judgment.

Kindly help us raise some funds so that Shakti’s counselling services can continue to assist in ending violence against women and children.

Kindly donate to:

Shakti Migrant & Refugee Women’s Support Group Melbourne Inc. (ABN: 35 799 716 590)

We bank with ANZ.

Bank Account Name: Shakti Migrant & Refugee Women’s Support Group Melbourne Inc.
Branch Number (BSB): 013-289
Account Number: 2044-81862

If you have any queries, please feel free to call us on 0414 442 584 or email us at counselling@shakti.org.au.

Thank you for your kindness.

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Your donations go a long ways in supporting the women and families in crisis in our refuges. Today become an advocate and  join the movement against gender based violence.

COVID-19 – Shakti is running as an “essential service”.

The lockdown period and the resulting social isolation has escalated risks to women and children who are already unsafe at home. It is important that Shakti’s services remain open; we have contingency plans for our services. However, we will be taking safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our clients safe. We will be following state and federal guidelines and will keep up to date with any changes.

Our services will remain open for Asian, Middle Eastern and African women and children affected by domestic / family violence and who need our services.

Please contact us for support or information. If you know someone or are concerned about your anyone you know including your neighbours, please call our helplines:

  • 1800 Shakti (0800 742 584) (Melbourne)
  • 04 04174285 (Sydney number)

Make it meaningful

As a crisis prevention organisation, we cannot afford to close our doors to those who need our help. If you are able to, kindly donate to support our services:

Shakti Australia Ltd is registered with The Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.

We bank with ANZ.

Bank Account Name: Shakti Migrant & Refugee Women’s Support Group Melbourne Inc.
Branch Number (BSB) 013-289.  Account Number: 2044-81862

We would be happy to provide receipts for the donations made.

Email counselling@shakti.org.au.