When families escape domestic and family violence, they often find themselves overwhelmed and entering a complex world of disconnected support services related to housing, legal and justice issues, financial security, health and government agencies.
Navigating this complex world would be difficult for anyone, let alone those who have recently experienced significant trauma, and might face language or cultural barriers.
BaptistCare HopeStreet is committed to working alongside and empowering families to overcome these challenges as they embark on a new, hopeful chapter in their lives.
We expertly guide them through, step by step, providing wraparound support like counselling, care, safe housing options and practical support along the way.
We invite you to join us in supporting families heal and rebuild after the trauma of domestic and family violence.
We invite you to be a part of the Halo Ball.
Together, we can end the cycle of abuse, and help build safer families.
On 28 February 2015, Tara Costigan, a mother of three and a BaptistCare employee, was brutally murdered by her ex-partner. Her violent death from domestic violence sent shock waves through her family, friends, her local community and BaptistCare’s workforce.
In response to her tragic death, calls for change became the inspiration for BaptistCare HopeStreet’s first ever Halo Ball.
Every year the Halo Ball raises vital funds to support BaptistCare HopeStreet’s essential support services for women and children, as we seek to end the cycle of abuse and build safer families.
Through the generosity of our supporters and guests, we have raised over $600,000 and these vital funds have gone directly to our frontline services.