Why talking about domestic abuse is important

VSS has been around for nearly 40 years, so we know the devastating impact domestic abuse has on victims and their families. We also know what it takes to help people rebuild their lives and recover from trauma.

But knowledge isn’t any good if you don’t share it, so we talk about domestic abuse every chance we get. We listen to the people we help and consult with other service providers to make sure we are providing the best response we can to every person who contacts our Helpdesk for information and support.  

One of our favourite people to have these conversations with is Arman Abrahimzadeh, co-founder of the Zahra Foundation. Arman is one of Australia’s leading domestic abuse campaigners and has spoken at a wide range of forums to raise awareness of domestic abuse. Last year Arman was named the South Australian Young Australian of the Year National Finalist in recognition of the work he has done to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

During November, Arman chose to share his award with VSS to acknowledge the work we do to promote the safety and support of victims of domestic abuse in South Australia. Needless to say, we were chuffed and celebrated with a Morning Tea in Arman’s honour at our new offices at 33 Franklin Street, Adelaide. It’s the work of campaigners like Arman that helps us keep the conversation going about domestic abuse.

Find out more about how we can help

If you’d like to find out more about the work we do to support people impacted by domestic abuse, check out our website at www.victimsa.org.

If you or someone you know has been affected by domestic abuse, call the VSS Helpdesk on 1800 842846 to find out how we can help. 

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