Breakfast at Victory Hotel aims to help stop domestic violence on the Fleurieu Peninsula

A BREAKFAST to raise awareness about family violence will be held in November coinciding with a full month of action in the local community.

BREAKFAST: City of Onkaparinga councillor Hazel Wainwright and Community Health Onkaparinga community development officer Carly Hamilton.

BREAKFAST: City of Onkaparinga councillor Hazel Wainwright and Community Health Onkaparinga community development officer Carly Hamilton.

The Ending Family Violence on the Fleurieu Breakfast will be held on November 24 at the Victory Hotel in Sellicks Hill, will feature a number of guest speakers and will also raise money towards supporting family violence services in the region.

Speakers will include a domestic violence survivor, a rehabilitated domestic violence perpetrator as well as a number of local service providers and family violence experts.

Community Health Onkaparinga community development officer Carly Hamilton said last year the breakfast was a great opportunity to raise awareness and bring together people with experiences of family violence.

However she said this year they were using the breakfast as an opportunity to celebrate a month of action working against family violence in the community.

“We assist people affected by domestic and family violence and let them know there’s a group in the community that’s there to help,” Ms Hamilton said.

She said the one month of action had three main aims; to raise awareness, connect people in the community and help bystanders take action.

As part of the one month of action, Ms Hamilton said the Healthy Relationships Program would be used in a number of local schools and leadership training for people in the community would also take place.

Ms Hamilton said the money raised from the breakfast would go towards funding next year’s Photo Voice program, which was a program designed to empower women who had been victims of domestic violence and help them tell their stories through photos.

We assist people affected by domestic and family violence and let them know there’s a group in the community that’s there to help. - Community Health Onkaparinga community development officer Carly Hamilton

“The survivors engage in telling their story through Photo Voice and the women absolutely love it,” she said.

Tickets to the breakfast are $50 and if you wish to come along and be a part of the event contact Ms Hamilton on 0429 393 747.

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