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The Tara’s Angels program is closing on Friday 19th August 2022, and we will no longer be taking referrals.

We will be working with women up until our closure. BaptistCare’s ongoing commitment to providing domestic and family violence services and support is not changing.

We will continue to provide and expand these much-needed services across our other HopeStreet locations.

If you or someone you know is impacted by domestic or family violence, call the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service 24-hour crisis line on 6280 0900 or 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732. In an emergency, call 000.

Tara's Legacy

When you lose one of your own

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, the local ACT community and BaptistCare’s workforce.

In response to her tragic death, calls for change became the inspiration for Tara’s family to establish the Tara Costigan Foundation (TCF), in memory of Tara and other women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence.

TCF dedicated four years of campaigning on behalf of victims of domestic violence, and with the support of BaptistCare HopeStreet, established Tara’s Angels, a case worker service that supports women in their recovery from the trauma of domestic and family violence.

More Than Skin Deep

Sadly, when we scratch beneath the surface, we see that domestic violence often bruises beyond the skin.

More Than Skin Deep is BaptistCare’s initiative to educate on how you can recognise and respond to domestic violence.

Understand the many types of violence, and where you can find support, or how to respond to and refer someone you care about towards help.

Visit More Than Skin Deep to learn more